Thursday, October 9, 2008
oil on panel, 8x10"
This painting of Chicago's Cloudgate, more commonly called "The Bean" is another study/experiment from Karin Jurick's Different Strokes website. Its very different working from someone else's reference photo that you have no connection to, and - for me- to work in this looser, alla prima style. Keeps me challenged!
We are Moving! Yea! Our house needed more rebuilding than remodeling and it has taken a year, but we had a final inspection yesterday. Today is packing and tomorrow night we hope to be sleeping there. It's going to take a bit to get my studio up and painting again, so it may be a week or more before the next post, but its going to be great to get settled in!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
oil on panel, 24x18"
I went to a car show early in the morning the last day of the event. Many of the cars were already gone, and no one was around, no owners and no admirers. Most of the cars were from the 50's and 60's, but this Sports Coupe was just a gem in a class of its own! I started the painting in the lower right corner, moved around it clockwise, just focusing on the abstract shapes. It wasn't until I did the chrome and the headlight that it started to pop - and when I finally did the grill this afternoon it all came together.