Monday, November 10, 2008

November Challenge

Jelaine Faunce

"Global Warming", 2008

6" x 6", oil on hardboard panel

M Collier

"ICY" , 2008

6" x 6" ,oil on hardboard panel


"Penguin and a Joker", 2008

6" x 6" , oil on hardboard panel

This little wind-up penguin guy was the pick this month by M Collier. My first inclination was The Penguin ( the Burgess Merideth one ) and his pals...Caesar Romero as the Joker. This one was a little minimal for me. I am drawn to more of a thicker brushy style lately, but I think my execution is always different form what I visualized. The Joker card is from my set when I was a little kid ( '66 Topps). Pin It Now!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Portrait Painting part 2

This is the underpainting for my portrait. The figure will be monochromatic in this painting ( similar to my larger charcoal drawings). This neutral kinda leans toward the warm side.

I've been listening to my Yes albums in my studio lately. I had a little touch of the feeling I had when I was a kid , and would draw pictures at home and listen to my records. I wore the grooves off of some of them ( Spike Jones' Omnibust and The Coaster's Greatest Hits come to mind). Pin It Now!