Tuesday, February 9, 2010

From Sketches to Paintings

My brilliant and lovely friend Laura suggested paintings of a girl with a bird in her hair. Recognizing her genius, I ran with the idea. Here are the original sketches and the near finished paintings they became.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ginormous DOODLE.

original sketchbook doodle

3x4ft canvas ready for love!Well, the closet broke and the bar fell though this $60 (4 ft.) canvas. To me, this meant it was time to start painting it. Paint over the hole, stich it up, and make it a clever part of the painting. (im not to that clever part quite yet.)

I've learned my lessson of big canvases: plan them out, don't just paint willynilly. So here we are in the early stages. Painting Doodles take FOREVER so there should be alot of along-the-way pics to post.

Charlie & Rex

Originally I wanted to paint a T-Rex and a unicorn Boxing. I got to the point of boxing gloves and stopped. This painting has been sitting aside for about 6months. Recently I thought it would be more expressive if they were sharing affection rather than punches.

This painting is still in the very early stages- Which is fun because we can watch it grow.

Update 4/2/10: lets be honest, im not really sure where Im going with this.

Update 12/12/2010: I added a bit of yellow here and there today, but Im not mush closer to finishing this painting than I was in April. Pics to come soon. Maybe.

Update 12/20/2010: Probably the last time I'll be working on this painting this year. Not that its cleaned up so much I have a good idea where Im going color wise. Suddenly I don't feel too awfully far from finishing this one. (p.s. shiny= wet)