Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Video - Replicating Salome Receiving the Head of John the Baptist

 Observe the different stages of the recreation of this painting completed by Bernardo Luini

Only 6 colors were used; 
Lead White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Viridian Green, Sap Green
Using these colors either as a transparent glaze or opaque color, with the addition of Lead White paint, I was able to achieve a diverse range of colors to successfully achieve the range of hues necessary for replicating this painting.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Watercolor Studies

One of a variety of styles of artwork I enjoy exploring. These watercolor paintings inspired by theatrical sunsets and/or sunrise. Despite intending for these paintings to be more abstract, I’ll accept them as landscapes.

The Mirror in the Painting Studio

The mirror is a great tool in the painter's studio. 
By seeing the painting both backwards and smaller one can see areas the painting that need refinement and/or correcting.

Intro to Arcylic Painting Workshop

Acrylic paint on wood
For the Intro to Acrylic Panting workshop I taught at the Chester County Art Association I created these paintings for the How to Paint with a Palette Knife lesson.

Pencil sketch of my friend, Jeffro

Pencil on Sketch Paper
I did this caricature sketch of my friend and amazing artist, Jeff Kilpatrick.

Philadelphia Cartoonist Society will be Exhibiting!

July 15th thru August 13
Millville, NJ

Concetta Barbera
Eamon Dougherty
Tim Durning
James Kaminski
Jeffro Kilpatrick
Christine Larsen
Melissa Lomax
Richard Marcej
Kyle Margiotta
Paul Palko
Perry Santulli
Kelly Vulfolaic

The Rise of Vader

Oil on Masonite Board
A painting for the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Exhibit in at the 
River Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ. 
More in the information on the exhibit  can be found here:

Work in Progress

Always near,  during the painting of this artwork, I keep the pencil sketch, the painting study (behind the line drawing) and copy of the inspirational painting, The Return of Spring.

I did a great deal of research on the costumes of the storm trooper and Darth Vader.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Magnifying Glass in the Artists Tool box

For the painting commission to replicate Francois Boucher's, Morning Coffee (or titled The Breakfast,) I found myself using the magnifying glass to render certain details as precise as possible.

Inspired by William Blake's Eternity

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
Inspired by William Blake's poem, Eternity
He who binds to himself a joy 
Does the winged life destroy
He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise
The background painting, before the hand and butterfly was painted in, was a lot of fun to do.
Temporarily, I was a little sad to paint over it.

In Progress...

Detail of the painting replica of Salome Receiving the Head of John the Baptist

Oil on Linen
A detail of the painting commission of the master work, Salome Receiving the Head of John the Baptist by Bernardino Luini