Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nude Study # 8

Click to Bid,  8 by 10 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board
Back in the mid 1980's I did some graduate studies at the University of Missouri.  After an introduction to a drawing class I found that most of the sketching would be from nude models.  Over the course of the class we drew every conceivable pose possible. Every kind of foreshortened pose was done.  I became very frustrated with drawing the nude.  Years have passed and now I'm painting the nude figure again. This time I've decided to take a creative approach in the painting process of the nude.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Some of the materials used in painting "Five Characters in Search of an Exit"

Here is a photo showing the comic book and photo reference used in the painting.  I've also included the Iwata custom micron airbrush.  The toy figures are also in the photo along with the Molotow acrylic markers used in the painting. 

Five Characters in Search of an Exit

Click to Bid,  15 by 15 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board,
The title of this painting is from an old Twilight Zone episode.  Considering the title with the painting  I wanted this still-life's meaning to have an ambiguous feel.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Autumn Splendor

Click to Bid,  8 by 10 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board
My previous painting "Autumn Dream" was painted using reference photos from a few years ago.  I recently returned to that location to take new reference photos.  This painting is based on those photos.  Within the last week the majority of our tree foliage has turned to an orange and burnt-orange mixture.  I was lucky to capture those colors in my reference photos.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ready and Waiting

Click to Bid,  8 by 10 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board.
I used the poster board stencil shown in the previous post to paint some of the water ripples.  Some were painted using a small conventional brush.

Stencil used in painting "Ready & Waiting"

This is the hand made stencil used in painting the water ripples.  It is a poster board stencil.  I used an x-acto knife to cut the small shapes.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Monarch and Flower

Click to Bid,  8 by 10 inches,  acrylic on acid free illustration board
My biggest challenge on this painting was coordinating the background values with the focal point.