Friday, January 28, 2011

Mr. Purrington revisited -- and process

I decided to finish off this one from last November.

I was interested in a different lighting set-up than my first version. I built a quick maquette out of sculpey and lit it various ways.
The piece began with a ballpoint pen thumbnail scratched out in my sketchbook.

Here is the underpainting -- messy acrylics.

The final of him done in mixed media.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Look Here! Show

I had a piece in the one-night Look Here! show that happened last Tuesday evening. My painting (as well as 16 other artists/photographers) was on display in the catacombs of the Stirling Room in the distillery district of Toronto.

18x24 framed - acrylic on watercolor paper

The show was associated with life-drawing events at the Keyhole Sessions. The model was Nymph Suicide who posed at a number of the drawing times. The final was painted from some combined reference I gathered on those occassions.

She also came out to Look Here and did a performance art piece with TKS Headrigger JP Robichaud.

A drawing by another artist I exhibited with (done by Rebecca over at Ballpoint Heaven)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Something I'm working on:

New piece on the go