Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Komodo" Acrylic & Oil - 16" x 20"

This is the final painting for my portfolio and the Artist Showcase Event at Illuxcon. However, my goal is to crank a piece out every month or so. By this time next year I hope to have a dozen new paintings. Perhaps I'll exceed my goal?

Here's one of three sketches I did along with two in progress photos. The middle image is the first couple layers of acrylic. I began adding oil on the right photo.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Komodo Close Ups

Couple close ups for you. I just finished up this painting today and I'm getting it photographed tomorrow so I'll upload a full image within the next couple days.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Monday during the day I assembled my prints into portfolio sleeves. From 10:30pm to 1:30am I cut mattes and framed two of my pieces. Ran into some minor obstacles but they turned out alright.
From 1:30am to 3am I quickly inspected each one of my postcards, front and back. Out of 1,146 cards 1,115 past my visual inspection. 31 didn't make the cut due to high chroma, dents, subtle spots and even blank fronts but the company supplied extra cards and they did a good job overall. Thanks to my bro from Silverback Studio for designing the postcard. They turned out great!
My little baby Scarlett Mae is critiquing my framing ability and giving me a few pointers :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"komodo" Final Drawing 16" x 24"

Finished researching, maquettes, photo ref. and quick studies. Finally time to seal the pencil and start off with some acrylic washes before I throw some oil down. Squeezing in one last piece before I head off to Illuxcon.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

"Offering" Acrylic & Oil - 24" x 36"

Here's the Final piece Photographed by openimagestudio My bro is a very talented photographer. This piece kicked my butt! Most of the acrylic under painting is covered up by oil. There's a little tension with the bottom edge and the cranes tail but that's from my image cropping. There's a half inch space from the bottom on the original. Hope you enjoy!