Friday, July 17, 2015

Beyond Reach

Forgot to post this recent painting.  I call it Beyond Reach and it was for a book cover contest entry.
Did not make it to the final rounds, competition was stiff, but I enjoyed stretching my creative muscles with this one. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Preparing FAll Class with Donato Giancola

Just spent the last three days preparing illustration boards for my upcoming fall class with Donato Giancola.  I have been putting a layer of gesso onto illustration board, then when dried, I sand them lightly before applying the next coat.  Each side of the board gets three coats of gesso.  I now have six boards ready for class. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

New Art Started - Karma is Cold Steel

Well, better late than never.  I had this idea back when I was in Dan Dos Santos class.  Got the initial sketch from my head down on paper without any references.  Put it aside and got real busy with portrait work and various other projects.  So, after three days of working and reworking, I have a pretty good final drawing to work from.  I will get into town soon and have it copied onto paper that I can mount on board and then do my oil painting over the copy.   The original drawing will be for sale, once I have the oil painting finished. 
While I was working on it, I came up with this for a title....."Karma is Cold Steel". My friends from IMC and SmArt School will get it!