Tourist Under The Windowed Wall – I think the hat will fight me…

Yup, the hat is the spot that is bothering right now and I'm going to have to sleep on it. Until then, the face shape was a big change and that dictated something unintentional... well, an unintentional question. Do I make this a self-portrait? If so, do I add glasses? The addition of volume has … Continue reading Tourist Under The Windowed Wall – I think the hat will fight me…

Tourist Under The Windowed Wall – Starting without waste

Just to make things clear... the title is intended to be "Tourist Under The Windowed Wall". I started this one a little differently than the any other painting to date. I hung a black canvas next to the previous piece I'd been working on and used the excess paint on my pallet to start this … Continue reading Tourist Under The Windowed Wall – Starting without waste

Waiting to be seated at the the Rainforest Café – A Few Questions Answered

Yesterday, I mentioned my uncertainty about how this would get finished and gave you some of the questions I was asking myself. The one I was most uncertain about was the dry-brushing the wet paint across the background. I couldn't visualize what it would look like and that made me a little anxious. I reminded … Continue reading Waiting to be seated at the the Rainforest Café – A Few Questions Answered

Waiting to be seated at the the Rainforest Café – Do I stop Or Continue?

At this point, the brushstrokes and touches are quicker and more instinctive. I'm feeling there might be more to do, but that feeling changes when I step away and/or look at it in different lighting. Here are some of the questions I'm asking myself: Do I add more colour to the shirt? Do I add … Continue reading Waiting to be seated at the the Rainforest Café – Do I stop Or Continue?

Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park #2

I'm really, really loving this style of painting. My brushes are thick with paint and I'm smearing it all over the canvas. It's loose and free; it's messy and cathartic! Where I usually paint one layer at a time, let it dry, and then struggle to add loads of thin build-up layers, this is working … Continue reading Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park #2

Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park

Let me be clear, I'm only using the terminology "Inspired by..." because it's my version of his painting... essentially my copy of it. It's part of my ongoing explorations of styles and techniques. Again, I used a recycled canvas (overpainted) from some long neglected project (The People of the Land) in which the painting technique … Continue reading Portrait Project – Inspired by David Park

Feeling Kinda Blue – The Hollow Ones #36

I let the feeling wash over me, through me, and out of me. It went right to the paper and I was left with a feeling of joy. This is what blues music dies for me too. I acknowledge the emotions of the medium and let it wash away the sadness. What is left is … Continue reading Feeling Kinda Blue – The Hollow Ones #36

Bossa Nova Love – The Hollow Ones #34

Ok, so I think I still have more of these in me. I did this one spontaneously a few days ago. My wife has been dancing around the house and making me and my daughter giggle. The house has been full of music and love. I don't know if I unconsciously chose to keep the … Continue reading Bossa Nova Love – The Hollow Ones #34

People of Some Distinction – A New Series

Born from paintings I saw on a trip to the Dominican Republic (eons ago) and a desire to evolve my People of the land series, I created this new series. I have to be honest, it's been sitting in the current state in my storage room for over a year and I finally pulled it … Continue reading People of Some Distinction – A New Series

Mechanical Mummification

The Industrial Revolution is in full swing all over the world and it has made the planet much smaller, as travellers come home with the strangest artifacts from far off lands. The bi-product is that science is developing unchecked and amorally. Mad Science has become the fashion of the day among the rich and privileged. … Continue reading Mechanical Mummification