Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Third Eye Complete

MacGyvered a lighting set up a few minutes ago and finally "properly" photographed this. Hooray! Enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Deck Progression

About time I post how progress is going with this piece! I can't exactly say how much longer it will be before this is done, but considering I have a week-ish more to work on it I'm going to make sure not much goes overlooked. I'm pleased with how it's coming along. It's difficult to maintain the wood grain around the figure. There are like, three spots I wish I could take some sandpaper to, but they're really only noticeable to me.

In the middle of painting this evening, something just popped out at me about this piece that just was... WOAH. She looked like Zooey Deschanel. Completely unintentional, I swear!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Estate Haul

Went to an estate sale after hearing from John's mother that it was at a house of a former artist. This always gets me excited because I have no idea what they have or what I can find. I was pleasantly surprised!

In total I got eight frames, an old aluminum watercolor pan, and two tubes of Rembrandt oil paints. Two of the frames I picked up were a little worse for wear, and all were terribly dusty and were clearly homes to spiders at some point in time... But, after a few hours dusting them off, wiping them off with watered down bleach to to kill any mold, they look awesome!
John also picked up this band saw, which we're both psyched about because now I can easily cut masonite without risking exacto injuries to my hands, and he can saw through branches in a fraction of the time it takes for him to take a hand saw to one! Fantastic haul, we're such happy campers! :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I think she's done! Ready for critique, at least. Need to varnish it once it's dry to unify everything, then photograph it. I also got a decent amount of work in on the skateboard, in spite of being debilitated a majority of the day by a massive migraine...

Bought a frame today for Third Eye as well. It's always the cherry on top to see a painting framed!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Doin' Thangs

Man, what a long day... Started off by driving with John to Danbury to get Brazillian food at Mina's Carne. Ooooh, plantains are works of art in of themselves... Anyway, after getting back I jumped into painting. First threw down the first layer of oils on the skateboard, then a few hours back with this babe. Afterwards, I worked on Katniss for some time as well. Just jumped from painting to painting all day long. Totally worth it, got iced coffee after I called it a night ;)

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Deck Progress

Here is how I spent my Fourth of July: painting all day, watching Red vs. Blue while John finished playing Metroid Prime. Heard the fireworks outside that the neighbors were setting off. Good enough for me!

Funny how the curvature of the board distorts her face and foot and makes it look all terrible in the photograph. Trust me, it doesn't actually look that anatomically weird in person.

Plans from here is to render the skin, the folds on the cloth, and once it's done being painted to add in a gold leaf halo around her head and into the yellow areas of the roses.

Monday, July 02, 2012

What the Deck: Resolved!

And here is what I came up with! Black dress, red roses, gold leaf. Surrounding the figure I will let the wood grain show through. Waiting on this for a few more hours, it looks so weird to me now because it's such a curved, long shape...