Tuesday, March 03, 2020

NYC Metro Card Taxi No. 23

NYC Metro Card No. 23
2" x 3.5" oil on Metro Card
Available for purchase here.




NYC Metro Card No. 23
2" x 3.5" oil on Metro Card
Available for purchase here.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Starting something, gotta be starting something

Inspired by the wonderful artist Nicolas Uribe. as seen here on Instagram and here on his  newly launched series on Youtube, Our Painted Lives, I decided to tackle a portrait using his some of his techniques. The result will be an oil painting on paper.


Following along with his first of 3 steps for a portrait I began with pencil drawing, using Faber Castelli, on a page of my sketchbook - Canson Multimedia 7"x 10." The sketch could probably have used some more detail but I was impatient to get to the paint. 


The next step consists of first preparing the paper by adding layers of clear acrylic binder to the surface of the paper.  I added  layers on the drawing side, letting each layer dry for at least an hour before adding the next layer, and then one more layer on the reverse. This immediately added more depth to the drawing as the pencil pigment spread slightly.


Next step is to create an underpainting

Friday, February 28, 2020

NYC Metro Card Joan Mitchell - Portrait with Process


NYC Metro Card Joan Mitchell
2" x 3.5" oil on Metro Card
Available for purchase here.


Process:







NYC Metro Card Joan Mitchell
Available for purchase here.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

NYC Metro Card Kara Walker No. 1

One of my favorite artists:

NYC Metro Card Kara Walker No. 1
2" x 3.5" Oil on Metro Card
Available for purchase here.


Some close ups:





I went through many false starts and wipe offs before finally feeling good about this likeness - here some process shots of this bumpy ride:









Sunday, November 03, 2019

NYC Metro Card Taxi In The Snow - with Process Shots






Process:






NYC Metro Card Taxi In The Snow No. 24
2" x 3.5" Oil on Metro Card

Purchase info available here.





NYC Metro Card Chrysler Building No. 19





NYC Metro Card Chrysler Building No. 19
2" x 3.5" Oil on Metro Card

Purchase info available here.


NYC Metro Card Bagel No. 25





NYC Metro Card Bagel No. 25
2" x 3.5" Oil on Metro Card

Purchase info available here.


NYC Metro Card Andy Warhol






Process:










NYC Metro Card Andy Warhol No 1
2" x 3.5" Oil on NYC Metro Card

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