Thursday, January 31, 2013

#301 Self Portrait with Headphones

Another portrait of the cheapest model I could find. Though to mix it up I did it with my authentic studio look headphones and all.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

#300 "The Pier"

A small study for a larger piece. I am participating in a figure show in a few months and to take a break from doughnuts and other sweet things I decided to start working on this little lady. I simply loved the negative spaces and shapes that this composition has.

Friday, January 18, 2013

#299 "Henry VIII's First Eggplant"

This guy hung around in my flat files for about 3 months. He was about 75% done when I put him away because of commissions and holiday what not. Every time I opened the drawer he'd peer up at me with those puppy dog eyes and say "Finish me please" but alas the drawer was closed on him once more . . . until one day the drawer opened and he found himself hoisted back onto his rightful perch . . . my easel. In case you haven't picked up on it yet, I spend long hours alone in my studio with no one but the paintings to talk to, so a touch of insanity may creep in here and there when I right about my experiences as an artist. So without further do-do here he is, finished, in all his finished up, gloriously finished, completed self. "Henry VIII's Second Favorite Eggplant."

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

#298 Doughnut Prep #2 "Sprinkles"

The first 8x10 of this series is underway. This is another prep study for the next one. I wanted to play around a bit with the sprinkles on top of this doughnut to get them to 'pop' the way I envisioned them.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

#297 Doughnut Series Prep

This is a preparatory sketch for a series of paintings that I am doing for a Valentines day show that I will be participating in. I plan on having 3-4 slightly larger than usual pieces in it and I wanted to go with a theme of sorts. For some reason I got this doughnut painting bug and made the decision that this was the theme. Problem was, I never had painted a doughnut before . . . ate a whole bunch but never painted them. So I am doing a few of these little guys to get me familiar with the ins and outs as far as color and composing them go.  Here's a couple of my fav's.