Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Over the holidays I painted a few paintings for people. This was one of them. The only instruction I got was that he wanted flowers. He was a horticulture major in college, so he wanted a painting of something he knows a lot about.
My favorite paintings I do for people are always when they give me the freedom to do whatever I want to do. I think I get my best results when I don't feel too much restraint when painting.
I decided to paint a surreal painting involving flowers. I looked at a lot of different pictures of flowers, and sort of came up with a story.
I don't really want to get into the story. I don't generally like explaining what things mean or represent in my paintings. Most of the time other people's own interpretations interests me more than my own....well sometimes.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
So I have been pretty busy painting and drawing these past few weeks. Mostly because I've gotten a few commission jobs. One of the most interesting ones was a multi layered stencil. They saw some stencils I sprayed on vinyl records, and wanted something similar. However instead of one, they wanted four records stack together. It's something I've been wanting to do for a while now, so I was glad to try it.
This was the picture they wanted me to make a stencil out of. The stencil wasn't too hard to create. The stencil I created was pretty big, and I only made a single layered stencil of the picture. Through past experiences I decided to hand paint the other layers.
Altogether I hand painted about 7 layers. After I was done, I decided to do something with the guy's shirt. I taped most of the stencil up and sprayed some color to make his Rolling Stones shirt pop a little.
After everything was done I sprayed the whole thing with a gloss finish to make everything look bright and shiny. Overall I was really pleased with how it came out. It was my first stencil with this many layers. First time spraying a stencil that big. What ya think?
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
I feel like lately I have been really unfocused and only moderately busy. So this past week I decided to put some more energy into painting and drawing again. I have been trying to get back into water color again, but have only been doing so with black and white paintings. This time I gave color a shot. I started with small post card size paintings of animals. It was easy to get the hang of it. Each one took me about half an hour. I think I'm probably going to do more... and maybe eventually go bigger...