Posts Tagged ‘s’
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
When I originally drew this, I had considered coloring the stained glass window, but I found the image so striking in black and white I left it.
A few astute people among you might recognize the model as one I’ve used a few times before, though the stark chiaroscuro led to his face being obscured. If you click to see the larger view, you can just make out the subtle skull shadowing the figure’s face.
There’s some sort of statement in the juxtaposition of images, but I’ll leave it up to you to decide what.
Church of the Mind, 12″x18″ brush and ink on paper, $599 with free shipping.
This image is on paper, and will require matting or framing to be suitable for display; I’m happy to frame it for you for a small additional fee.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Photo etching is an interesting process where you start with a photograph, have film negatives made, and then use that to control exposure of a light-sensitive material to, well, light. Then it’s done like normal etching, except the parts where the light hit are more solid, so they don’t dissolve, and you’re left with the positive image eaten away, all ready to take ink.
My model at the time asked to have his back painted to try out his idea for a tiger stripes tattoo, so I got ink and a sumi-e brush and painted him up and took photos. I’ve had a chance to use those images for several things, including this piece.
Animal Instincts, 3″x3″ photo etching, $199 with free shipping.
This was printed in an edition of 26, of which I still have 4 + 1 with tea stains (oops).
These prints are on thick watercolor paper, but aren’t really suitable for display as is. I’m happy to frame it for you for a wee extra fee, though.
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
This is another piece done using S as a reference, I think off one of the photos I took of him. I swear I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to draw people from below without it becoming all about their nostrils, heh. This was also a practice in not-quite-monochrome, using only various shades of blue, from blue-violet hair to blue-green lips to soft powder blue skin. The darkest shadows are the only true black.
This piece is done with soft chalk pastels on a thick bristol board, and really ought to be framed. I’m sure I’ll get to it one of these days!
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
This is yet another painting done off a model, from a photo this time of him lounging in bed. I wanted to imagine an angel with butterfly wings, not a tiny fairy but a full man-sized creature, fallen to earth to partake of the pleasures only to be found here. His wings are tattered from his fall but, I hope, still functional, still able to carry him up above if not all the way back from whence he came.
This small oil painting is on stretched canvas and framed in an antiqued silver wooden frame. I have it hanging by the light in my bedroom where I see it as I enter and exit, flicking the switch off and on.
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