Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Black Mask

Finished this one up a couple weeks ago. I really enjoyed the challenge of interpreting all of the colors that give the appearance of the shiny black mask (which I also made: clay & glossy black paint). I'm looking forward to making some more masks and exploring this theme more. I'll post a better photo and some detail images of "this one" (still working on a good title for it) soon.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Masquerade #5

Finished this one up back in August. I painted the ink lines with a fine point brush and added watercolor washes before applying gold leaf. The Japanese paper was applied last; it's not quite visible in these pictures, but the underskirt has a pattern of waves, and the other bit of white skirt is patterned with cranes.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Long time...

... no post. Been pretty busy lately, though not as busy as this guy'll be with the clippers.

"New Growth"
Ink and watercolor on archival plate illustration board

This is the largest painting I've done since January and also the first large painting I've done on plate illustration board. The surface definitely took some getting used to (I practiced on scraps before attempting this size - I'm used to cold press/vellum surfaces). Also need to build up my strength - I underestimated how hard it would be to cut 4 ply illustration board! My arm was sore after chopping up just one board.

I used a fine point, round synthetic brush to paint on the ink lines, and a larger brush for the color washes. I really enjoyed working on this. I'll be doing more like it (in style, size, media) when I get the chance... Which may take a while, seeing as I have summer grad classes as well as work.

I do also have some miniature paintings that I've done over the past several months, which I'll post pictures of one day soon.

Thursday, February 04, 2010


This month, my painting Solitude will be featured in the eighth annual Trinity Presbyterian Church juried art show. Titled "Exposed," this year's show was juried by F. Lennox Campello and will hang in Norfolk's Mayer Fine Art gallery from February 6 to February 26. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 6 from 7:30 to 10:00PM.

Mayer Fine Art
333 Waterside Drive, Suite 252
Norfolk, VA 23510