I got stuck on this piece last night. One of many that I can't figure out the proper ending to...which reminded me of directors/authors who's works start off with great promise, yet fall apart at the end.
Two pieces currently showing at Design Box in Raleigh as part of their Day of the Dead group show.
The start of a commission piece. I started using contemporary players in older Topps baseball card formats (in this piece it was from a 1964 Topps card) since baseball cards nowadays have little to no style. The players depicted are Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum. This is in the watercolor stage of my process. Later I would add ink, acrylic and oil paint on top.
Here is the Hank Aaron painting, completed with oil paint on top of the watercolor. the image used was from 1964 Topps baseball card.
Here is the watercolor under painting for my first baseball card painting. This one is of Hank Aaron.
As the new baseball season starts it's re-birth in Spring training, so does my love of painting baseball players. I learned how to draw the human face and figure by copying baseball pictures out of magazines 20+ years ago. And I'm glad I still find pleasure in the practice.
A beautiful, foggy evening in Raleigh tonight. On my way to the studio I took this pic as I crossed the Boylan Bridge.
Next month I'll be part of group show at ArtSpace in Raleigh. The show consists of the past Regional Emerging Artists form the past 3 years, so it promises to be an excellent show.
Bijou enjoying a lazy Christmas
While I typically shy away from political themes, I, as did much of the world, got caught in the Pussy Riot case. From that I painted the pieces below, taken from a Montreat yearbook from 1957. I like the idea that women of every generation had some riot in them.
Started a new piece the other day. Here it is under construction.
The following pieces were submitted to two different juried shows. We shall see...