Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Studying Dark to Light


"Overvalued"
It was fun to push the dark to light contrast across this painting while splashing the paint around a bit at the same time.

Monday, March 13, 2017

What are these?

"Petanque"
22 x 22"
Special thanks go out to Paul Kratter on this one. His discerning eye made me pay close attention to those balls. Remember: no matter what angle you're viewing a sphere from it's always going to remain perfectly spherical. So, at the very end of painting this one, I went back into each ball and drew a compass over each one. Sure enough, most of them were off by less than 1/16", but it was enough to make it feel off. I readjusted each one and that helped to make this feel more convincing. Thank you, Paulie!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Refracted Rubies"



One of the things I try to do when I paint is to find areas that I can hone in on and paint with detail in contrast with others areas that are loose, free and downright messy. I tend to throw paint on a wet board to start, aiming to drop in areas that bloom and give me beautiful, spontaneous watermarks. Then, as I go along I try to find an area that I can dig into with detail. I think my most unsuccessful pieces are ones that are evenly detailed. Boring.