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This October 1st - 31st
October 1st - October 31st
2434 East Dauphin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The doors were created with a subtle play of the Antonelli Logo. Using Athena the goddess of creativity, Antonelli Institute (established in 1938) designed a Art Deco inspired representation of the goddess.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
(As always, click on the photos for enlarged views)
A mural of the Philadelphia Art Museum with the Sculpture of Rocky Balboa painted on the rock climbing wall.
Mural honoring Penn's landing and Independence Hall
Mural of Boat House Row
We were very fortunate to have a tent to work under while we painted the smaller murals which were then placed along the fence.
The mural of the Art Museum, on the other hand, was painted without safe cover. I am so amazed and grateful for everyone who came out and volunteered to paint in the 90+ degree heat and sun and humidity.
Valerie Deaton, Rob Margiotta, Christian Patchell, Gina Stewart, Matthew Stewart, Karen Donaldson, Tom Broido, Beth Pergolini, Holly Firesheets, Crystal Hoez, Stephanie Yearick, Meagan Wenlock, Monica Cookes, Kelly Clark, Kevin Zazycki, Lauren Braun, Jewel Kurland, Ann Kriebel, Sandra Benhaim, Alexandra Capone, Deena Ball, Janice Lohuis
This is the color study I did for the Penn's Landing/Independence Hall mural. First sketched in Pencil on Tracing paper, scanned, then colored in Photoshop CS4. The squares above and below are all of the colors needed to paint the mural. I used codes to indicate matching colors for different sections of the mural.
To: Jennifer Davis, Roger and Judy Scull, Lisa Deaton and Leslie Gearhart, Ed Zawora, and Andrew Simcox, thank you for your generous donations.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Left: title: The Owl Catcher
Click on photos for larger view
More information on the shows:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
For one show I will be painting a custom skate board deck for an exhibit at The Exit Skateboard shop in the N. Liberties section of Philadelphia.
The other exhibit I will have a painting for the Domo Arigato exhibit at the Brave New Worlds comic shop in Olde City, Philadelphia.
Here is a sneak peak at K-Wiz's artistic endeavors:
Who (or what?) is the Ringleader commanding?
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I recently pulled out this sketch book of watercolor paintings for a watercolor workshop I did for high school students. Before demonstrating a few key techniques in applying watercolor, I presented several examples of watercolor illustrations and personal works I had done in explaining the different ways of applying watercolor for various effects and styles.
These are just a few paintings I did while I was in Pont l'Abbe, N.France (Translation: Bridge to the Monk) and Galicia, N.Spain during the summer of 2006.
The page to the left was done at the bottom of a very high cliff in Galicia, Spain. This coastline is called the End of the Earth. My favorite story on how this location received it's name is the fact that it is the furthest west of the European continent. Therefore, during the time when the public considered the earth flat, they assumed that they could see...The end of the Earth at the horizon. Furthermore, they believed that when the ships would sail beyond the horizon, the ships would fall of the earth and perish.
As for the page on the right, I was sitting alone, outside at a restaurant table, drinking a coffee and drawing the church, peeking through two buildings. My intention was to paint the whole page in color, but the older waitress and I got into an argument over me possibly making a mess on her table if I used my watercolors. Despite leaving with a unfinished painting, I have fond memories of defending my cleanliness to a Spaniard in a language a barely knew. The page on the left was one of the first drawings I did in the sketch book. This page sure is dark and somber. I still recall how burnt out and exhausted I was when I began my vacation in France/Spain.
On the right was one of the last paintings I did in this sketch book. This page is much more upbeat. I obviously returned to the US in a much better mood. As I walked in this unknown town called Galicia, I purposely got lost in the narrow streets and discovered this amazing plant bathing in the sun. Growing from the crack within this outside wall, the flower discovered one of the few places the sun can beam within the street. So lucky I am to have discovered the flower's discovery.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I know that I am going to devote at least 15 to 20 hours of time just to do a painting. Therefore, I don't want to gamble with the possibility that the painting may or may not turn out well because I didn't devote 2 two 3 hours gathering reference and experimenting with the sketch paper and pencil with layout, composition, lighting and emotional impact.
Below, on the left, is my page of photos I gathered from magazines and the internet to help guide me into drawing convincing hair in the wind. To the right is my second attempt to design the hair blowing in the wind.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Fortunately, my friend and master photographer, Robert (Bob) Golding offered to help me with my lack of reference information. His appreciation for detail and lighting made me confident that he would successfully direct me into an expressive pose. After I showed him my failed first attempt for the header, we got to work.
With one, very bright, spot lamp, a tripod, camera and a few experimental poses, Bob captured several usable shots
My original intent was to paint a self portrait with oil paint. After all, I am a painter more so than a photo-retoucher. But, after a few hours of adjusting, some retouching, adjusting some more, then a little more retouching, I was very pleased with the results.