Here is a timeline of one of my series, called “30 Minute Paintings”
#1. Blocking in color. The wonderful thing about gouache is that you don’t have to worry about the paint drying, because you can still blend, remove and add after it has dried. #2. Making sure the color is contrasting, the shapes are relative, and that it all is going to make sense. #3. Blending and softening all the lines, adding darks, removing paint for lighter areas and adding details.
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Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 920 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.
This was a fun little painting that was inspired by a photo I took while walking on the beach with my Son. These little birds are so evasive, and it is very difficult to get close enough to take a photo of them. I was very lucky because a wave came and forced them all to run in my direction!
This was a fun little painting that took me a little over 4 hours to paint. It reminded me of when you are in the ocean and you cannot get to shore fast enough, so you have to run towards the wave in order not to get plummeted by it. Then you dive under only to find there is a set of these waves that you are having to deal with. As soon as you are in between sets….you swim like heck to shore!! Love living at the beach!
For those people that live in an apartment, condo, dorm, or have an office space that they want to decorate, why not have an original piece of art? Just because the space you are decorating is small, does not mean that you don’t deserve to own an original piece of art. There is a misconception that is preventing many people from even considering an original painting, sculpture, or wall installation of art. They think in terms of giclee’s, prints, or modified prints to collect, rather then the real thing.
Many artist, myself included, have realized that we must think way outside of the box in this era of art marketing and global internet sales. We must be able to create original art in all sizes, for all markets. This includes the small collector with 100.00 budget, all they way to the high end collector that has a budget of 10,000 and even higher to hundreds of thousands.
As artist we want to promote “original” because that implies that you own a one of a kind original piece of art, that no one else owns. It also is an investment, because original art continues to increase in value…
Think about it the next time you need to decorate a wall, give a gift or want a conversation piece for your office.