Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
During my free time at Illuxcon, inspired by an amazing joint sculpture demo by Jordu Schell and Tom Kuebler, I decided to update my reference for Doris. This maquette is made from Sculpey and is 8 inches high.
This will form the basis of a new painting of Doris, one I concepted at James Gurney's Creature Design Workshop but never finished to my satisfaction. Jim's class continues to bear fruit. And needless to say, Illuxcon is awesome.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I've posted two variations to my "Pigs Fly" series of illustations. The cool thing is that you can customize your print! Contact me to order prints with your own images and words on the wings and to change the title.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I am grateful for the responses I have had from my two most recent gallery shows and classwork. I have uploaded several images to my new web store at Imagekind.com. You can order original works, prints in many sizes and framing options, greeting cards, canvas prints, and tee shirts.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Silver and Gold Have I None
From Acts chapter 3, this painting depicts Peter and John kneeling to help a man to his feet whom they had just healed. He had been lame from birth.
Amelia Earhart 2066
From the 2008 class of the Illustration Master Class. The assignment was to create a book cover for a novel about a future Amelia Earhart.
This Pig Flies!
A take on the phrase, "We make pigs fly". This pig, with the proper propulsion, can really fly!
A portrait of my wife's favorite, beloved dog.
A painting done from a maquette, or small, reference sculpture, at James Gurney's Creature Design Workshop.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
This makes eight paintings I now have in some degree of development, a record for me. It also includes five studies of Abraham Lincoln. Now all I need to do is find the time -- or use my time more wisely -- to finish them.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The painting is 17X24", oil on Masonite, and depicts John, Jesus' beloved disciple, on his way to do the work of the Lord, looking toward the light.
He holds a pot, symbolizing his capacity to accept and carry the Holy Spirit and his ability to pour it out on others. The rope symbolizes his life. One end trails off the bottom of the picture, showing that his life would not end until Christ's work was done.
I hope to enter this shortly in the annual Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition. Results posted later. Wish me luck!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The focus of the class was to introduce students to the techniques and methods used in later programs. Very quick, very intense. Very patient teachers; a great deal of humbling was required on my part.
Hensche's philosophies on color were transformative, even at my very basic level of exposure. I've painted for years, using the standard color pallets of the Renaissance, updated by modern media. At SI they laid out 21 colors – absolutely luscious looking oils – around the rim of an 18x24” palette. No black, of course, but a lot of titanium white. Instead of flesh tones from alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, and white, for instance, we used cadmium green and cadmium orange. Wow. Beautiful.
I appreciated the chance to be there. I've never seen a more devoted faculty. I learned a lot – dipped my toe in, actually, but a door was opened. Very cool.
More importantly, it includes recent works and gallery shows, with references to the Illustration Master class and Studio Incamminati. Very good; glad to have it done. I believe it to be a major improvement.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I've gotten another painting accepted by a gallery. This painting, called "While Mary Sleeps" (oil on Masonite, 13x13"), will hang in the Museum of Church History and Art gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of their Eighth International Art Competition. The showing will be from March through September 2009.