Tuesday, May 31, 2011

There will be cake

Actually, there's no cake. Just a doodle of cake. Tastes like ink and pixels. Yuck.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Creature feature

Had a painting session with Nick Kokis a few days ago and this fellah was the end result. I may spend a bit more time with it.

To call it a still life would probably be wrong but we were using a plastic crow as a model. After a few beer,  I lost interest in the model and focused on colour. Nick made some suggestions along the way so this piece seems to have the flavour of his work.

As the painting progressed the crow seemed to evolve into something more like a baby elephant or one of those masks doctors wore during the plague. If I were to pin down this character with more detail, he'll either need more wing, big floppy ears or a large brim hat. Though I kind of like him as he is.

Creature Feature
Oil on gessoed masonite
10" x 10"


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saggy ears

In an effort to avoid still life saturation, I thought I'd just doodle with the paint tonight.

Saggy ears
Oil on masonite
10" x 10"

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Daffodil still life

I think this is still in progress... I haven't decided yet.

It's a white daffodil. I used blue in the shadow areas of the flower and I think it might be a bit too blue. Also, if I had my time back, I would have positioned the flower slightly facing right. It was straight on which made it difficult to illustrate the depth of the centre of the flower.

I like the overall high contrast though. The background looks pitch black in this image but it's more of a deep blue (I mixed red and blue).

Oil on masonite
6" x 12"

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ryan's Fancy linocut

A linocut from a few years ago. In the shop.

Print area: 12" x 6"
Paper area: 15" x 8.5"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Orange you glad...

... I didn't say banana?

I think I'm done with the fruity still life for the time being. I need to diversify.

Now available in the shop with a saucy sales pitch.

Orange You Glad...
Oil on Canvas
8" x 10"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rubik's Cube

If you look closely at my subject (not in the painting but in real life), you would be able to see where I attempted to peel the stickers off my cube when I was 10 or so, desperate to find success with this puzzle but no idea how to achieve it. I think my best result was three sides... and that was probably a fluke.

This one is available in the shop.

Rubik's Cube
8" x 8"
Oil on masonite



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