Getting an idea out of my heart and head is not always easy. Sometimes it comes together, and sometimes it doesn't. I wanted to try a different approach to my work and underpaintings on this group, which are slated for exhibition from my Gwaii Haanas Artist In Residence experience. The colours on the underpainting are different from how I generally combine the subject and technique. I've taken an approach to combine the quick onsite plein-air experience with the more academic figurative approach. So far, it's coming along, and I anticipate that it will provide the results that I'm looking for.
Here are a few more tips for loosening up in the studio. Dance that painting out of the brush with this playlist. You're sure to put some boogie in your work.
There are many things one thinks about in a painting. Often, it's how to handle your chosen medium and how to best reveal the light in a three dimensional form on a two dimensional surface.
In this post, artist Janice Tanton provides material information and video instructions on how to make 8" figure armatures for sculpture. They are great for artists, school projects and kids.
I've been working on some very large pieces for a couple of months for the CAMP body of work. The works - some of them 8 feet long and 4 feet…
Here is the progressive work on Day 3 for the oil on linen panel work by Janice Tanton - "The Artist's Daughter".
Here is Day Two of the painting, "The Artist's Daughter". The video shows the progression of work through days one and two.
Earlier this month, I finished a sketch of my daughter Grace. My intent is to work through this painting in a method akin to the school of academic realists currently working in New York and around the world. I'm a big fan of Jacob Collins and his contemporaries at The Grand Central Academy and I'd love to spend some time there with guys like Scott Waddell and Graydon Parrish. In the meantime, while I contemplate the dream of a summer studying in New York with these guys, I'm going to take a crack at working through this method and approach to classical painting.
I'll be the first to admit it - the last thing I think about as I'm about to start a painting is to set up the video camera and hit record. In my rush to create, it's not a habit that I've gotten into, and yet it's one of the best ways to share technique, information and tips with other artists. After all...isn't that what it's all about? Getting better and being the best we can be?Here's some tips, resources and equipment that will get you started.