December 2nd, 2012

Hashtag Keyword

water
air
earth
fire
Baby series on vellum update.

Also, the one that looks best with light behind it:
peacockery

November 17th, 2012

Elementally Elementary

It's Elementary.
Playing with vellum and thin layers of acrylics to see if I can rustle some translucency out of the finished set of images. I placed three animals in each panel in permanent marker because I can’t cover up the lines with paint unless it’s crazy thick. I am stuck with my composition and my challenge for myself is to try and get more abstract and interesting from there with color and texture, further enhancing the respective “element” of each panel – air, fire, earth and water. Tentative completion date is to be determined.

October 31st, 2012

Multiface – Come at Me, Brah.

light
An unusual creature possessing several distinct faces and four independently-working, bioluminescent filaments growing from the head.  The creature has no mouth so it is assumed all communication is visual or telepathic.

October 26th, 2012

Rocky Mountain Oysters

Watercolor Mountain
Per the directive of fellow awesome human, Casey, I tried out something a little different with my renegade wanna-be acrylics. This was the result (at 24″x18″). Enjoy.

September 19th, 2012

Exaggerated Portraiture

tom waits
Musician Tom Waits.

William S Burroughs
Writer William S. Burroughs.

A little homage to a few favorites. If I were a smart person, I would consider regularly doing portraits of people that inspire me to keep myself busy (hint to self).

August 14th, 2012

Altitude

altitude
The last hurrah with canvas before switching over to some more watery-penciled things on paper.

August 10th, 2012

To Plan or not to Plan.

1 and 2
A means to an end. The first and second unplanned stage that haphazardly led to this lil guy:

monster face
Some sort of bumbling monster fused into the landscape. “Blehp” is the noise that I perceive.

July 29th, 2012

High Treason.

High trees, son.
As I was taking a picture, the pre-flash lit up a part of the canvas with a fiery orange patch of color. I might just steal that and use it to finish this beast after I saw it, I realized the image is lacking a significant area of contrast.

June 26th, 2012

Spelunker

spelunker
Trying to reduce my palette, but I still managed to sneak in a little Roy G. Biv throughout the whole painting. Another small, unplanned 9″x12″. The next one is going to have a game plan and a twice the canvas so wish me luck.

June 22nd, 2012

Happy Plants

Jungle Cave Dragon Paint
These delightful Lyons Artist canvas panels are definitely great for painting on over and over again to get your practice on, but eventually I have to spring for some smoother surfaces (or larger surfaces, this image is only 9″x12″). The texture of the canvas makes it challenging at this size to both lay in tiny details and to photograph or scan a smooth, final image. Everything just ends up emphasizing the texture of the canvas. I did just invest single digit dollars into a polarizing lens for my camera, however, and that is at least cutting down a little bit on the glare.

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