Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloweeh--in progress

The making of the annual halloween card/self-portrait

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Messy Baby Tentative Final

I am not really happy with this, but mainly, I am unhappy with the scan of it. The electric blue, for example. The original painting is somewhat softer.

Look back to see earlier versions (process).

The Messy Baby project continued

After an hour of severe flickering, our power went out last night--it flickered while I was cooking--making cooking difficult, and went out while were eating--I was painting this picture. I packed up and went to R'dale and spent the evening in my studio painting--a large area of GPF had no power--high winds, downed trees--but Detroit was unaffected.

I know there are lots of things wrong with this as YET unfinished picture, but I had such a good time painting it that I felt like an artist for maybe the first time ever. (NOT DONE YET!)

Remember, this is a SECRET project, so don't mention it.

Scroll down to the older blog posts see the entire process of this painting.

This is a multi-media piece, which so far has gouache, pencil, acrylic and water color. It is the final image I am interested in, not any sense of faithfulness to a particular medium. However, I must say, I really enjoyed the process.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Messy baby--started the painting with gouache

First two colors added

Messy baby sketch

The first (ha ha) step of making a painting is the sketch.

reference photos (art) for next painting

I had to email the composit to myself and print it on another printer. Now I am ready to sketch. Scroll down to learn more about the process and up to see future steps, when available.

Messy Baby Digital composit

I am going to start a new painting and I spent the morning creating a digital composit from which to paint--that it, a reference to study as I work. This is for a children's book I am working on--I'd say more but it's a secret.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Self-portrait of the artist with Andy Warhol showing original photograph

Inquiring minds want to know. The original photo was taken at the DIA
by Heidi Chester.  Click images to view larger.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

On Process

I got some posterboard for a project and am testing the paint
(gouache) on it. These are unfnihsed for now.