Friday, May 22, 2015
I am excited to announce that the Friends of Handley Regional Library have graciously offered to sponsor a portrait unveiling for the Rafael Eledge portrait. The date is set for June 20th, 2:00 until 4:00 pm. The unveiling will take place in the Historic Handley Library Auditorium with a short reception in the meeting room next to the auditorium in the lower level of the building. Needless to say, I am working on invitation lists and details today. Oh and spending some time painting my house inside as well as an entry for the next Art Order Challenge. Do I have enough to do these days? Is this what retirement looks like?
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
I finished up this little painting today.......well at least I think it is finished. If it sits around the studio for a while, I am sure to find something to change. But that's just me!
I am taking a few days off from the blog....teaching on Saturday and I want to finally finish up the angel painting I started way back. Also, I have two ideas for some fantasy art and I need to get them down on paper before the inspiration is lost.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
In this closeup, you can see I have opted for a red color on the clothing of this African girl. In my research I saw lots of bright colors in the clothing of Africa and red was a good way to really make this young girl stand out. I immediately saw that her nose is too light for the amount of sunlight that would have reached that side of her face. Tomorrow I will correct the value on the nose.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Here is a new illustration I am working on. Everything is blocked in and a color scheme selected. I have taken the head, arms and jug to a near finished state already. I am happy with the background and may punch up the light in the sky a bit more. Depends on how I feel once I have the clothing and her legs nearer a finished state. I am aiming for a late day atmosphere with long shadows and lots of orange glow, just like you see just before sunset. I am thinking a good title might be, "Home before Sunset".