Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Finishing up "3 acts"

I don't know that it's 100% percent finished but it's close enough. Once it's stretched I'll get it and several other pieces properly photographed, without all this damned glare.
(the problem with documenting a work in progress is you have no idea ahead of time how well it;s going to turn out. I feel like I something got lost somewhere with this one. But there's still time to make some small changes and often that's all it takes.)

This image shows approximately the final cropping after stretching.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

3 acts - Blocking it in

So here's a glimpse of what I did last night.  This is the easy part (or the cartoonified underpainting part if you prefer). Now I can either make it a really nice painting or ruin it. If you don't see any more about this one then I guess you'll know what happened.
(it takes a while to get the actual painting going, and I'm not sure how much time I'll have over the next few days, so don't hold your breath)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3 Acts

With only a month before my big show in April I'm starting a new painting. I had done 2 theater pieces earlier (see below) that I was quite happy with but I really felt the need for one more. Here's the initial sketch roughed out on the canvas last night. I'm tentatively calling it "3 acts". It may be hard to see but there will be three small chairs on the stage (click on the image to view it larger). Of course everything could change. I just hope I can get it, and the 3 or 4 other paintings I have in progress, done in time. There's nothing like deadlines.

"Performance"  oil on canvas  43"w x 33"h

"Rehearsal"  oil on canvas  36"w x 45"h