Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New underpainting

I've started a new painting of what else.. Italy. This was the view from the terrace of our apartment. One of the things I like about painting from photos is that I'm really a terrible photographer so I can almost always paint it better than it looks in the photo, I get to move things around and brighten them up which I can't seem to figure out how to do with a camera.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Not really my thing

I've been working on this mask for awhile, it was for an auction to raise money for an opera company. I don't know why I said yes to this, I don't believe 3D is my strong suit, even collage usually stumps me, but here it is for all of it's faults, and since the auction is cancelled I guess I'll chalk it up to practice. The image of the gondolier in Venice is from a photo that Faith's nanny took. I love the photo so much I'll probably do a painting of it (thanks Adair).

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fishing in Castiglioncello

After thinking about this problem of what to replace the cell phone with, and realizing there is really only one thing that seems to work, I'm posting the new one.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Finished (almost)

So in starting this blog I was all excited because when I was traveling, every day was full of new experiences and things to write about. Now though, I'm finding less and less interesting things to say and I'm sure no one wants to hear about Faith's difficulty in finding something to wear for school pictures and similar things that seem to consume my day. So, that said, I'll stick to art. 

This is the Castiglioncello piece finished (almost) in color. In the photo of the boy (these are actually 2 different photos that I used pieces from) he is holding a cell phone. A friend of mine thinks it's timely and I should keep it, but to be honest it makes me cringe a little which is where the "almost finished" comes from, I'll post the finished piece when I figure out how to change it.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Back to work

I've started another in the beach series, this one is from Castiglioncello and more about the colors on the beach than kids. I'm trying a different technique to see if I can get away with less layering. It's kind of cool with just the black and white, so I thought I'd post it before I put in the color.