Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rise of Darth Vader

This painting is currently on display at the Riverside Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ.

I attempted to do this painting several years ago. But, I abandoned the painting for numerous reasons.
The antique frame required quite a bit of repair.
Darth Vader Pez Dispensers were used to give the frame a little more dazzle.
I had to visit three different stores to get enough Darth Vader heads.

Slave to the Show Skateboard

This painting/skateboard is currently on display in the Riverside Renaissance Center for the Arts.

A lot of effort went into the typography. Numerous sketches were made seeking out the ideal styling of the lettering.

For some letters only half of it was designed. Since the letters O, H, and W are symmetrical I took advantage of the convenient computer capability to copy and reflect the left side of the letter to the right.

Sing It

Mixed Media
The words in this painting are intentionally backwards. Making it more challenging for you to participate with this person in a solitary moment crying out the music he privately listens to.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Pen and Ink Study of a Tree

Pena and Ink on Sketch Paper
This drawing was done as a study for the ink drawing, Walking towards my Peace of Mind. The styling of the leaves were inspired by this painting by the artist Grant Wood.

A Walk Towards Peace of Mind

Black and White ink on Paper
My drawing titled, A Walk Towards Peace of Mind, for the PCS in Millville exhibit. 
Inspired by my occasional need to get outside and go for a walk. 
A task that I know is healthy for both my body and mind. 
Despite the simple pleasure, it's a personal struggle set time to do on a regular basis.

Sketch of an Eagle

Pen and Ink on Sketch paper

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.