Tuesday, March 31, 2015

another before and after.

This is the general process of these recent paintings........I get it to a certain point then
leave it for a few days to dry.  Then rework it till the second state is done.  Again I may
rework this image, but for now I will leave it.

Monday, March 30, 2015

2 states

This morning I reworked the painting at left.........on the right is what I call the second state.

I glazed most of the painting then added highlights and select color.  Added the dark marks towards the end of this session.

My goal was to unify the image and reduce down the importance of white.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

2 on paper.

oil on paper......12"x16"

last couple of weeks I have been doing these very quick oil paintings.....based on the idea I had of painting at live music events.  the difference here is using oil instead of acrylic.

 a second one today on paper.

this one was a previous acrylic I worked over.

also started this one today on canvas.....

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

a little bit about process.

I am thinking these recent pieces are leading to larger paintings incorporating some of these ideas and figures.  Or smaller tighter paintings.

These pieces are created quite quickly, sometimes in under an hour.  I start with the basic line structure and am using different brush applications and direction to develop or erase the line, trying to incorporate the form.

Using a palate knife for the application of the white, thinking this will be the basis of the glazing layers on the second application after drying.

Friday, March 20, 2015

painting on paper

this is an oil sketch on paper.  these things usually go through one to three iterations....i used a palate knife for the highlights so it might have a long drying time between layers.

this week was spent preparing the files for my first coloring book....

this is the cover and one of the pages.  the process is drawing freehand then redrawing in a vector drawing program to clean up the line.  It has been an interesting project......also working on the clothing......but I would like to focus on painting.

I will be showing at the Toronto art fair coming up in April, and the Select art fair in NYC in May.....

Thursday, March 19, 2015

couple of new paintings in the works

new paintings.......this one is getting closer.......one more session to complete...........

this second one........first and second state......

Monday, March 9, 2015

new T_Shirt

New T-shirt........I painted this with metallic fabric paint.  It seems to hold the color when heat setting much better than the traditional colors.

I am finding the drawing to be pretty interesting on the attire, very different than when drawing on paper or canvas.

As you know if you read my blog, I never know what is going to manifest when I draw.  It is a bit scary to work this way......I think I am repeating myself but something unique always seems to come out. And each material I work with seems to lead to different results........fascinating......

This is a monoprint I made today.......large paper 30x40 inches.  The first layer was a texture layer made with plastic wrap.  I am not sure if it is finished, I am considering another overlayer but do not want to ruin what I have here.

 these are the second and third state of todays print.

Friday, March 6, 2015

new focus

These are quick oil sketches......I am thinking of applying the print a day idea from last year to a series of these simple paintings.

this is a piece I have started a while back.  The previous resolution was a monochromatic piece in a cool greenish blue.  I have done a layer of blue glazes over that underpainting to this state.  This is one of those paintings that never seems to be finished.

Seems I have this nervous energy these days, I am keeping loose and working fast.  I have put the careful pieces to the side until I can refocus on that imagery.

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