Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Unification" - 22" x 3 0" acrylic & oil

I came across a story of a young women who was diagnosed last year with breast cancer. Her boyfriend and his friend decided to organize an art auction fundraiser to help pay for her medical bills. Any left over proceeds will go to a cancer related charity. It hit me deep and I'm so grateful to be able to help by donating this piece. Although I'd like to make some minor adjustments to the painting, it's time to move on. I'd like to wish Cat, Daarken and Leif all the best. Also, I'd like to thank my friend Eric for his photography and my wife, Vicki, for being such a great model. Love to you all.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Close ups

Yesterday I worked out the underpainting of the foreground birds. It took me longer than I had intended to build the bird maquettes. They will eventually have an unfocused appearance. Here are some close ups of complete and incomplete areas. As soon as the piece feels finished I'll be able to give my eyes some rest and come back to refine sections, which is the best part of the entire process.