I think this one is done!
As I mentioned a few posts back, the trickiest thing about this piece was incorporating snowboarding, iceskating, a bear and a wolf without it feeling too contrived. I’m pleased with the final product and just hope there is enough wolf and skate to make Alexis happy.
I’ve started in on my second Habitat painting. This one’s for the kids. The challenge: Combine snowboarding, skating, and a bear in a painting that a 17 year old boy and a 12 year old girl will enjoy. The even bigger challenge: How to do this without it feeling contrived.
I’ve sketched out my idea and am pretty pleased with the decision to incorporate the ice skater on the base of the board. I plan to keep the background pretty bright, simple and clean.
Let’s hope they like the initial sketch!
Back in November I created an Indiegogo campaign to get art into Habitat for Humanity houses. This is the beginning of the first piece I’ll have started in on. Laura, one of the homeowners, requested one of my circle paintings with lots of blues and grays. I’ll touch base with her to be sure I’m on the right track before moving forward, but this should be a fun one when complete.
I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful holiday season! My holiday in Mexico was pretty miserable. It’s hard to deal with great company, warm weather and excellent food (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). My absenteeism from blogging can be blamed on the aforementioned.
The large piece above is one I created over a year ago and have never really loved. I decided it needed to be re-done, so this is step one.
I’ve been commissioned to create a painting that will live in a window-less R&D lab. The parameters are that it needs to be colorful, abstract and affordable as there is not a ton of money left in the “original art budget” for the company. As a more affordable option, I decided to paint on some wood that my studio neighbor offered me, and have determined it was a great choice. I love teh areas where wood grain peeks through.