Another coaster painting, I am not sure if I want to go back into this one but it is signed for now… Might deepen the blue at the bottom, what do you all think?
Artists will often let work sit for a while and go back into them to fix things they did not see right away. I mostly know what I wanted to do and I did go back into this one and darken it up, There are a few minor fixes I did as well. I will leave the original up for comparison.
Apparently nothing is sacred in the world today, I was doing a google search for image references for my coaster painting series and looked up “whale tail”.To my surprise there came up a lot of girls with their thong panties sticking out of there jeans looking like a whales tail just before it sinks back into the depths of the ocean.The pictures where almost all candid, which disturbs me but that is a different discussion.
I am a little scared to google “raven’s beak”, all kidding aside here is the painting that came out of that search:
The days of late have been dark, gray and cold. The urge of putting paint to canvas has been strong but the world has thwarted the attempt more than a few times. Some self-imposed but mostly the world has been crapping in the bed. What a mess!
In spite of the difficulties, I have almost finished one of the new painting I started a little bit ago and finished a small “coaster” painting that was started years ago, not to mention I have a 4 coasters ready to go, more on these works soon. I have also worked a lot in my “de-constructing the box” sketchbook with the goal of finishing it out soon. There has been a bit of doodling happening on any piece of paper that seems to need marks (especially during meetings). So the energy is being contained with little pressure releases.
A self-imposed commitment has been reached to flex the right brain and work with in the creative side. This will be hard since my day job is mostly left brain work.
How to achieve?
• Draw, draw, draw
• Non-linear brain storming
• Push boundaries
• Ask questions (self and others)
• Work a lot (personal)
• Write about it
I have made myself a lot of promises and goals over the year. Focus and follow through is the key to my success here.
“Nature operates in the shortest way possible”
Halleluiah, the revival has begun! Pull up a seat to the second coming as paint to brush to canvas will cleanse the soul. AMEN, HALLELUIAH. A dynamic truth to those who believe will be lifted up, amen and halleluiah!
This is the time to spread out, have a revival, and get back to basics of the worship of art and philosophy and the anxiety of the physiological state…
Formal; emerging; outsider…
New work is playing in mind and canvas, take a peek to informally named Been Pushed: too far
Under-color: I hate working from a white canvas, this was going to be a different painting original
Next steps will be corrections of under painting, glazing and more corrections and glazing. May be a part of a series.
For redemption, open your hearts and join the revival…
Re(focus) is no good if there is no action to back it up so I broke the bounds that have been holding me back and forced myself back into the work I love so. As the shackles fall from my wrists and ankles I took off running as if something big and dangerous was chasing me, nipping at my heels. Four (4) new works started or restarted…
The first painting I started working on is a nude that had a base laid down some time ago, some blue outlines to indicate where I wanted the main figure to be on the page was also laid down. As a start I started by adding a wash of paint with drips and splatters to get the color vibe going for then started to block in the figure keeping a painterly and loose style through the image. I felt that it got to a good point and I left it yesterday as it is in the picture below.
Today I went back at it, I fought with the breasts a bit (sounds more fun than it really was) under the hands that I had already blocked out. I pretty much had to paint over some of what I liked of her left had to get the feeling and light I wanted for the breast/cleavage area. I also worked on the torso for a bit and added some cooler tones behind her elbow and curve of her waist and added some more splatter to the overall image. I will post some images of this phase when I can…
I really did not mean for this post to be a talk about process of this painting but I don’t think it is a bad thing especially for the re(focus), talking about what’s on the mind is good…
I have a few commissions lined up that I am going to start in the next few days, along with an opportunity to hang a few paintings at a trendy place downtown, more on that when I have things up though!
Boy, this has been a rambley post, I will shut up now… oh if anyone wants to know more , have questions or wants to commission me out/buy a piece please leave a comment!