Heart Complete

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heart

I ran into a bit of a road block last week doing the last coating on the heart. I followed the suggested use by the manufacturer using a roller. However, the roller I used shed on the heart. As soon as I noticed I switched to the brush however half the heart has some roller particles which are noticeable. Initially, this caused an array of emotions which included aggravation as well as deep disappointment. However, now after regrouping this was quite the learning experience on so many levels. The heart still looks great and I am happy with how it turned out.

Painting In Progress

As part of my spring cleaning I made some measurements for a new drying rack that I plan on building this May in the loft/storage area of my studio. As of now this painting is about 80% complete. The value contrast on the figure needs some adjustments. I plan on adding a neutral value to the back right arm of the figure and readjusting the direction of some of the brush strokes on the legs.

In the Studio

I have no travel plans for the upcoming holidays so I am going to try and use my time in the studio wisely.  My canvas pliers just snapped so my online supply order just grew a little longer. Oh well, I guess the 48”x60” canvas will have to wait a little bit longer to get stretched. This just means I will draw out a few more compositions and possibly start all six at once since I will be a bit behind schedule.

Next week I am going to submit some work to the ARC gallery for the “The Guerrilla Show”. The opening reception is Thursday, December 8th, 6pm- 9pm. Who knows I might end up going home with a new work of art to add to my growing collection of pieces from Bay Area Artists.

Since November, I’ve been working on oil paintings on panel as well as some additional works on paper. These in-progress images are some of the paintings I have been working on. All images are now at the point where I will continue to build the layers by breaking up the form.

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In the Studio

Works in Progress.

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The primary focus in developing the composition is to focus on value contrast and exaggerate the positive and negative shapes.