Sunday, February 24, 2008

Monday Morning Mashup #3

Strange Fruit
9.5"x11" mixed media collage

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Monday Morning Mashup #2

"A Pirate of the Caribbean", 8"x10" mixed media collage SOLD

Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday Morning Mashup

A new feature of The Night Shift -- I've been experimenting with collage. Many of my paintings never see the light of day but have some remarkably beautiful elements within that I hate to discard.

Ergo, Monday Morning Mashup...............look for a new one every Monday.

"Party Hat", 6"x8" mixed media collage

Friday, February 08, 2008

And a change of scenery

They like to say, "Once you go, you know." I say it takes more than once. Go only once,  you don't know nuttin'.

"Cabana By the Sea"
Ink and watercolor on paper 
Prints available here.

A surprise

I returned to this painting one last time. If you recall, I posted a few original stages of this painting back in the early summer -- refresh your memory
-- but I wasn't sure where I was going or if I was just going to abandon it. It's not unusual to put something aside for a while and let it stew.

So I picked it back up this week and went at it with some gouache -- that's a water-based opaque paint. Unlike watercolors, the paint can be applied in thicker layers that fully obscure what is underneath.

She is still a bit bizarre looking, but I rather like that in a portrait. Here's the progression:

First washes of watercolor over ink lines....

Then I ran it under the faucet because I wasn't happy with it. Some colors remained and I began again........

Then this week, after leaving it alone for about 6 months.....I added gouaches.


I think I'll leave her alone for another 6 months. At least.