Super excited about my ultimate mixed club teams jersey design. I have loved watching projects come to life; even thought the whole process has been a little catatonic and still not complete. If it all works out these are going to rock! The boxcar is going to wrap around the left side of the body under the sleeve, more of the boxcar in the back than the front.
August 21, 2011
Mixed media/cut and past painting. Trying to work outside of my more typical approach to painting. Found lots of words and phrases that I liked but they were in very different fonts, sizes and a whole host of colors. Decided to undertake the tedious task of painting over all the letters to make them more congruent. Pasted it all together and started painting. Had to rework and mold from my original attempt to allow the piece to work as a sold whole not two separate works. This took a lot more thought than I would like to admit but am happy with the end result. Hadn't planned on sharing this work but feel that it is different/same enough to my other works displayed.
Technical details: Neyon magazine, glue, acrylic, 18" by 20" stretched canvas
August 20, 2011
Who doesn't love there old tennis shoes? Found this image on line and reminded me of the days. Where you just couldn't be cool if your not wearing a pair of NIKE'S. Took some artistic licenses with the color of the famous Nike check.
Technical details: acrylic on 8" by 10" canvas board.
August 16, 2011
August 11, 2011
This was an interesting experience, while working on this work for one did it in three parts. The back coloring, trying really hard to get the gradation smooth/easy to read. Then created the cone on the flower which looked nothing like what I thought it was going to but turned out better than I could have imagined. Lastly the petals while working on those I was working way to close and sitting there brooding about how they looked really wrong, that I was going to have to go back and redo the entire painting. Luckily was forced to take a step back and what a happy little surprise some how my work came together without my realizing.
Should have known all along, being forced to take a step back in other aspects of my life and evaluate.
Technical details: acrylic on 16" by 20" stretched canvas
August 10, 2011
Hand a lot of fun with this one. Found an photo from a trip long long ago with a taxi and Double Decker bus in it. Inspired me to hunt down a better image for a work. Really liked this one was interesting in different sort of way. Got a chance to play with color and work on making the bus look worn out and tired.
Technical details: acrylic on stretched canvas.
Sorry guys haven't been very good about keeping my blog up dated as of late. Been a little busy and pushed this summer season. Should have more time on my hands soon. This work is inspired from going to see a friend of mine who's the lead singer in a band. Though I pulled the image from a completely different source, sorry, need to get on that. It does seem like everyone is hosing outdoor gigs lately.
Technical details: acrylic on 16" by 20" stretched canvas.