Saturday, July 29, 2006

Nothing On TV

I usually sketch out an idea or two of a certain subject before I start to paint. The sketches I do are fairly small (these below are maybe and inch and a half wide each) and not real detailed. I don´t like to plan out my drawings in precise detail, but rather go with the main idea and then when I start on the canvas let whatever happen happen.
Here are the two sketch ideas I was working with for the painting:

As you can see the finished painting looks a bit different than the sketches.

You can see a larger view at this link.
Note I added a TV on the right hand side for the woman to rest her arm on and the second TV is in a chair - note the legs on that TV. And the perspective is a bit different than in the sketches. My initial sketches are mainly about the idea (in this case woman sitting in room by herself with TV) and then I adjust the perspective and other elements to make them a little less bland, straight on looking.
I am thinking of doing one or two other paintings probably following more closely my sketches.

Friday, July 28, 2006

"Rotating One´s Options"

This is a new painting I did today titled, "Rotating One´s Options".
It is 19.8 x 19.8 inches (50 x 50 cm).
You can see a larger view of this one and others below here.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Re-visiting My Old Sketch Books

I´ve been going through my sketch books that I have created over the last 17+ years and re-visiting some ideas I drew, but they never got past the sketch book phase.

Here is a sample of this type character I sketched out over 17 years ago:

And today I painted a couple of the ideas - these were done with acrylic paints on canvas; sizes 60 x 80 cm and 50 x 100 cm:

The Stare Bears

I´ve been working on sketches for "The Stare Bears" for a while now and started painting some of the ideas.
The Stare Bears don´t say much, but they like to look at things a lot.
Here´s a link to see more sketches and paintings:
The Stare Bears