My favorite time of the year is here, Fall/Halloween. I’ve geared up the darker art to celebrate. This one I call “the Watcher”. I love gargoyles, so I painted one. The bushes are a combination of fantasy and berries I encounter on my daily walks. Techniques used include spray paint, acrylic paint, brushwork, finger-painting, andContinue reading “The Watcher”
Nestled in the hills overlooking the sleepy valley, the Sandmen of Castle Dream-guard keep watch on the distance. For in the far-off mists the armies of the nightmare realm gather for their nefarious purposes. The castle is modeled on my favorite, Lichtenstein Castle. Spray Paint and Acrylic on Canvas, 18 x 24. Unframed. Available for purchase here.
“Harvest Knights” Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 18 x 24. Deep in the night, under the blood moon a pair of knights rush along a deserted road, past ruins of long forgotten folk towards an urgent engagement. At least that’s the idea. The skills never match the concept.
An abstract vision of what an alien flower would look like. This is an acrylic on canvas painting. I used air-duster cans, some brush and gravity/splatter techniques in the composition of the artwork. 18 x 24, 2016. The view from straight on. A side-view, which shows the textures used in the piece.
I suppose I should talk a little bit about my process. Every artist goes about her or his projects in a different way. Most will sketch whatever comes to mind and come back to it later. For me, I don’t use sketch books. My ideas usually hit me either when I’m out getting some exerciseContinue reading “The Path and the Process”
I’m finding it challenging to overcome a a certain aspect of painting. I’m not sure about other artists, but backgrounds are my problem. I’m not saying they’re challenging in that they are hard to paint, rather, that I find that I paint them in a way that I’m hesitant to alter them with what isContinue reading “Getting Past the Background”