Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Invasive Beauty Begins

This is a small (9" x 12") concept painting for the invasive beauty series. The dark background is a relatively new direction for me, and it's challenging. It takes more layers, scraping, waxing, painting, smearing and rebuilding. Plus, a lot more patience, and ample amounts of trust to create those dark areas while maintaining clarity of color. I went through multiple failures before coming up with a technique that I will pursue at a larger scale. On my workbench are four 48" x 64" panels ready to conquer. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tulip Takeover

"Frenzied (working title)" 24" x 61"

This is one of five completed tulip paintings. I've just started the invasive beauty series, and will post some small studies soon.