24 x 30, oil on canvas
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
This is the progress of my latest painting which is apart of a series of paintings related to my family. I've finally begun to take photos of my progress in order to have a record of how stages evolve and build. I generally start with a quick sketch and then progress to the color block in where I establish my value and color. If it's not working at this stage, I need to go back to the drawing board. Most likey its the compositional elements and layout that may throw it off at that stage. Once that is set I begin to refine and redraw in areas that need more attention. From there it's a matter of developing areas of interest and leaving areas alone that already capture the descriptive nature of what you are trying to convey with the subject matter.
My "Nana": Carlotta Olivares. Age 91.
I feel that I get so much inspiration from her life and the family history and stories told in the kitchen of this small farming town in Northern,CA. The table is littered with fresh vegetables grown from her garden, including homemade corn tortillas made under her careful instruction of course!
This piece is 40 x 40, oil on canvas.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40
Below are images of the block in process of the painting. I painted over another block in of a painting that I didn't want to pursue at that scale. You can see how loose and basic I tried to keep my shapes at the beginning. I am exploring color as light and trying to remain fresh and bold without over working the painting. That's always the balancing act, knowing when to leave an area alone and when it still needs work.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Conte on Strathmore, 18 x 24
These are a series of drawings that I am doing as part of my process for a biblical series that I am working on for my own personal work. I've wanted to do this for a long time and have finally been allowed a little bit on time. This will be ongoing and hopefully more experimental. These drawings are part of a series of Nativity paintings I am am pursuing.