Friday, January 24, 2014

Chicken Spot Illustration

I worked on making my latest painting into an illustration with Adobe Illustrator this morning. Would love to collaborate with my design and publishing friends this year.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chicken in the Snow

"Chicken in the Snow", 18" x 18", acrylic on canvas.

One of my goals for 2014 is to be more direct with my painting. I want painting to be like drawing, feel immediate and expressive. One way to do this I feel is to paint more from life, so Tuesday I went out in the snow to paint. Well this was quite an experience with water based paint. By the end my water cup full of brushes turned to slushy. The wind was whipping, it sounded just like the cartoon version of "Rudolph" when the misfits run away. Once I got paint all over the canvas, I proceeded to drop it face down in the snow three times. So I took it into the studio to dry flat on the table so when the snow melted it didn't make the paint run. Well the end result with a little reworking is pretty cool. Maybe I will go throw another painting down in the snow today.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mural Progress

I was doing a meditation and the facilitator asked what colors you were seeing for love and I saw magenta-purple and yellow-green. I wonder if they are my real colors of love or they are what I see when I close my eyes remembering the mural painting.