I usually like to be on the other side of the camera, but since it’s not my worst photo, I thought I’d share with you all.
Sorry, guys, the painting sold. I do have prints if anyone needs one.
So if you decide halfway through your painting that you’d like to try a different color scheme…instead of starting the painting from scratch, you can do a little photoshop wizardry and go from there.
I’m not decided if I like the boy better in blue or not. I think he is really asleep, dreaming that he has a rooster for a friend. I don’t know if the rooster is one legged or two yet either….
I’ll keep you updated!
This work was started from a rough pencil sketch. The rest was done in Photoshop. My goal is to make work with the latest technology, while maintaining the look, feel, style I have developed with traditional media.
I think the hands need some work.
Also, there is a halo between the body and background. This is a result of working the two parts of the painting separately. This painting is going to receive more colors. First, I will make it my screen saver and study it for a while.
The three crocks in a corner window are a current work in process. The sketch was created on location. There are no photo references.
I started drawing using 3 tones:
Then I drew the aqua color with a semi-opaque brush, allowing the light/dark contrast of the underpainting come through.
I have been using the rub tool to smear the brush strokes.
It’s a challenge whenever an artist starts a new medium, and this one is no different. I am somewhat familiar with photoshop as a photo editing program. However, I am interested in using it in a similar way to how an artist would use traditional media.
Right now, I want to learn to:
This is new material, so comments/suggestions are greatly apprecaited
The weatherman said that we would have a wintry mix of precipitation today. I braved the elements to drive to the store and get some cough syrup.
It’s gotten that bad. I’m using my blog to talk about the weather! I’ll write something about art next post. Meanwhile, If you’d like to talk about your weather, or anything else…please leave a comment!
OK, maybe regular posting on my blog should have been my goal for 2007.
2006 was my busiest and most productive year EVER. You can scan the archives of this blog and get a small idea of what’s been happening.
During the turning of the year, I helped my friend at his restaurant, “The Beehive Tavern”.
I’m not superstitious. However, there is a certain symbolism to “what you do during the turning of the new year is what you will do most the next year”. I enjoy helping at the restaurant on weekends. In fact, the extra money probably helps me keep the lights turned on! But, I did not want to wait tables during the turning of the new year.
At 11:55, I was still busy popping corks, and filling customer’s champagne glasses. Then I ran outside, took off my apron, and stood in front of Augusta’s ferry docked at the riverside. It was unseasonably warm, and the streetlights provided plenty of light for me to make a small sketch of the boat.
I was very happy outside while I heard the crowd count down in the tavern. For that important moment in time, I was being an artist. I finished my sketch, put my apron back on, and returned to the job of a waiter for the rest of the evening.
I know it’s a little late, but how was your new year? Do you have any creative resolutions or goals? Leave a post and share your plans!
Here is an experiment with my webcam.
The above image is a “live” image of my studio. When turned on, a new image will upload to the server in one minute intervals.
Now, you have an opportunity to take a peek at my studio.
You should be able to see different projects while they are being executed. This will also help keep me motivated about keeping my workspace tidy.
I’ve been bad at keeping my blog updated lately. It’s not from a lack of anything interesting going on.
Full time college took up a LOT more time than I thought it would.
I have learned that it is impossible to do EVERYTHING well, my art career took a temporary hiatus while I adjususted to college life. My chemistry class was particularly time consuming, since it is not a subject that I have a natural talent for.
Finals are over Thursday!
And I will have a month between classes to get back to speed with my projects. Next semester, I am taking a lighter load. All classes are online, and relate to computers. I hope to merge my studies with my studio work, and develop a relationship between computers and my artwork.
DSL is finally in my neighborhood!
With broadband, I will to do a better job of keeping my different projects up to date. I am redesigning my main website. I will also post regularly to my Flickr and DeviantArt accounts. I am setting up a webcam, so you can see what’s happening in my studio (I have to clean this mess first!)
Please come back!
If you haven’t been to this blog for a while, please come back soon. I promise, I’ll have new posts for you to read!
By the way
I’m heating with wood, and if anyone has a tree they need cut down and haul away, I will do it Free Of Charge! I have DSL now, but indoor plumbing is too modern for me!