Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Yupo Futzing

Well, I spent another evening playing and pushing the paint around on yupo. I played with more squeegee-ing, stencil lifting and trying to get a better facial image. This was never intended to be a masterpiece, but so far everyone who's looked at it really likes it so maybe will will end up frame worthy after all. I started with a reference photo of my mother back in the early 1940's. She was never so playful when I knew her. I've wondered who took this photo and some other crazy ones back on that day.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's all about me, of course

OK. I've been recovering from the painting blitz that i last posted about and now I'm on to getting inspired about working on Yupo. I've done several things before on Yupo, but just made up how it was supposed to be handled. I just watched George James' fantastic videos on how he works. It's such a different process. To move the paint around on this surface is like herding cats, but boy, does George have those cats corraled!.

It's fun and exciting so I attempted another self portrait, and then just played around with his techniques using a photo of my mom from the 40's. Totally just a worksheet, but i think it could have some potential as i go through the process.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Charity Event Painting Marathon

I see that I haven't posted for quite awhile, but I've been creatively in the doldrums while live has been on a rollercoaster ride. So busy!. Anyway a friend asked if I would like to be one of the 5 featured artists for a fundraiser for the Le Bonheur Group, a volunteer organization to beniefit the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. So a month ago I got the details and they wanted eight paintings to offer for sale so that meant GET BUSY!. So here's the eight that I've submitted. The event is tomorrow night so I guess we'll see if they like me. If they really, really like me. (or maybe not...AAAHHHH!!!????) The good news is that it has gotten me motivated again, my schedule has cleared up and hopefully I'm back on track.