A few months ago, a former graphic design client of mine asked me to do a traditional painting for her, something she could give away as a present. She had been on a long trip to the Mediterranean, and wanted to repay her hosts with something more than just a “thank you” card.
I thought it would be a good challenge, and something that I might learn a lot from, so I said yes. This would be something radically different from my normal works. No monsters, nothing creepy. In fact, it needed to be bright, inviting, and quite detailed in the accuracy of both the region and the yacht that carried them for the week.… Read the rest
I’ve been trying lately to get on a schedule of having regular, smaller works completed. The last month has proven instead to confound that plan, but I’m still hoping to get that worked out.
Case in point, my new painting for today. It’s meant to be a smaller, less involved painting, and for the overall series I think it will fit right in. The idea behind the smaller works is to do less complex ideas, versus the detail that I add on the larger pieces and digital works.
This idea came about mostly because of the dark figure in the center of the painting.… Read the rest
While working on a far larger painting, one that’s taking much longer, I decided to do a smaller painting. I had to wait for the larger one to dry anyway, so slipping in a small one was something I could work out.
I’ve been thinking of doing continual, small paintings of different ideas that I’ve had. For one, I might be able to put them up for sale, giving folks the opportunity to own a less expensive original painting (ignoring the inexpensive prints I sell, of course). Also, I get the chance to do smaller, one-off kind of ideas that might not really need a large painting to get across.… Read the rest
Since the graphic design/logo blog went over like a lead balloon, and I wanted to try the new camera out some more, here are a few closeups of an old sculpture that I did years ago.
Maybe it will help me get cracking on that next sculpture too…
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