Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
This Series is now availiable!!!!(a few pieces will be held in the artists collection)
Inspired by some fantastic jazz bands I saw on an art trip to Ottawa, the JAZZ series was pure joy to create. Some of the pieces are 6’ long x 2’ high, some 16” x 20”. When in a room surrounded by all these pieces, jazz music in the background, well, its something. Part of the series is bright, vibrant, with a few raw earthy pieces to round it all out. Enjoy!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
This is one of my favorite series to work on. The subject matter is huge and offers a variety of styles to work with. Theres a few pieces missing from this series as I did not get a chance to get pictures before they sold, which happens, as these ones always seem to go quickly.
Dusk and Dawn (sold) ---------Waiting for Grace
Andromeda------Cleopatra (sold) ------------- Thisbe
Amazons (sold) ------Artemis (sold) --------Psyche
Friday, May 15, 2009
Starting with a rough sketch, the idea of the piece is to show Achilles just after he has fallen from the arrows hit.
I refined the sketch abit....
Then added some color, at this point I left off on doing anything else for many months...
When returning to the piece I felt it needed some underlying shadow and some helmet work....
Wanting to make the helmet "bronzy", I overlayed a bit of green on the yellow...Then added some ruddish hues, going to leave it for now...
The red sky was bothering me, wanted something stormy and undefined, started with some yellow ( oh I added a little warmth to the cloak, but its not close to its final look yet)...
Added some white...Made some clouds, grabbed the palate knife and threw in a hint of far off mountains..then I went to bed...
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Letting Go SOLDGrouperSnapper
OctopusI(sold)Octopus IILionfish (sold)
Catfish I SOLD Catfish IISOLDTortoise and Cherub (sold)