Thursday, July 19, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
The Whacky Whale Water skied on Wild Waves
I really struggled with the wave in this painting. Most of it is actually cut off - poor planning on my part. I think I need to scrape away paint to show more white. Does it even look like a wave? I'm not convinced.
Do you know how many types of whale there are? And they all look so different from each other. It was tough deciding which kind to include in this painting, but ultimately decided on a blue whale.
Monday, July 09, 2007
The Impatient Ibex Ignored the Inquisitive Insect
So, here's the Ibex. I had a difficult time with this background. My original attempt made it look as though he was standing in front of a forest fire. So, I added a wash of New Gamboge (yellow) and it took the fiery look down a notch.
At this size, it's probably hard to see the bug on his nose.
It looks like I'll be taking part in next June's "Uncommon Art on the Common" Art Festival in Bristol, RI. By then I'll have all the letters done and hopefully can sell more than a few prints. I'm trying to come up with alternative items I can sell with these paintings on them, like notecards or something. I want to have a good price range in my booth. If you have any good ideas on that, please share them with me.