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Monday, October 29, 2007

More ACEO cards: These next pieces are acrylic on a finer weave of canvas paper and will let me achieve better detail than the larger weave I have been using. I usually work on several pieces at the same time. It does tend to cut down time and I get a flow. Unfortunately and fortunately, I am signed up for several freelance jobs this upcoming month with several clients. I will continue to work on these when I can.

The two sketches are based on the book: "The Last Unicorn" by Peter S. Beagle. I thought since I have been drawing unicorns lately, it was a natural progression to remember the only really good unicorn story I read when I was a kid. I loved the animated cartoon by Rankin and Bass which was drawn by Japanese artists and back then the "Animae" look was exotic. The sketch of the girl, of course, is the semi-tragic Lady Amalthea, who was once a unicorn, and as a human, feels pangs of love and complex emotions of a human girl, then becomes a unicorn again, changed forever.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Working on a small ACEO card for ebay...I took one of the unicorn drawings from below and stretched it in photoshop to fit the 2.5x3.5 inch frame. This is not done yet. I have also put an irredescent gold on it.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I did a real quick concept page for a t-shirt designer who asked for a pink carousel unicorn.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Laura Wambsgans

This is the latest plein aire painting from Laura Wambsgans blog. She uses oils and she has been very patient and kind while encouraging me as an artist. Thanks Laura! Can't wait to paint again next month! If anyone wants to join us, please check out the Santa Clarita Artists Association paint outs.

Lombardi's Ranch 48 hours ago

I painted this on Saturday with the Santa Clarita Artists Association. We meet once a month and paint plein aire. This was a real challenge, since very quickly it became as busy as Disneyland, hot, lots of wind, and hundreds of people pushing into my space, nearly knocking me over to show their kids that "the artist is painting a picture." The hardest part? It was like painting in the middle of a buffalo stampede, so I really had to focus and ignore the public. I did this in about a hour and a half to 2 hours.

Correction: We just saw on the news that Lombardi's did not burn in the fires!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

Gearing up for Halloween: Normally I paint in warm earthtones, so this time, for the fall I am painting in cool tones. This painting will be available at Ebay soon.