Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
The Lady's that rule the sky was a small painting that I did in a figure drawing class. The idea was to turn the models into a beautiful landscape. While i was creating this image, we had a homeless man walk in looking for cash. So I decided to add his figure into the landscape at the top right corner. Just another day in my figure drawing class.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Some times i like to step back and work on a landscape once and a while. Since i grew up in the Country. I really like to make my landscapes a little spooky but beautiful. Iv always loved trees! They hold so much life to them, and remind me of portraits of people you see walking down the streets. Well hope you like!
This must be one of my favorite paintings that iv worked on, and one that is going to stay with me.
In 2004 my shunt was infected and this was the first time that I got to be able to see my shunt outside my body. I was so excited plus scared at the same time because everyone was telling me that it was going to be the last time that i see anyone. But it wasn't the first time i heard that so it really didn't sink in witch I'm glad it didn't. The great thing about the whole event other than it must of been one of the most painful experiences of my life was when they finally got the shunt out of my chest and started to drain the fluid. Out came this nasty orange color, witch being me was my favorite color. I was so excited it was orange that it was like OMG! That's why I'm so obsessed with orange. It was just one of those classic moments in my life. Know that it's all behind me I just look back at all the crazy stuff i went threw having this surgery and with my Doctors thinking I was crazy because I was telling them that I had worms in side me. It's true I truly thought I had worms thanks to Nation Geographic talking about tap warms, turns out that I was close though, after so many x rays and them finding nothing and thinking i needed medicine for going crazy. It was just my McCardles acting out against the infection in my shunt. I love it my body fighting the bug inside me.
Hope you like! Most of my new work is a mix of Acrylic paint and Photoshop Collage. I scan the work for reference. Then from there I match the element to my work to make sure the color and style match. Weather it's pills I scan in or in this case small marbles. I try in my work to bring in the old style of painting and up date it with fresh idea's. Technology helps out there! I also use layering colors that I pick up from a plastic sheet by scratching into the backs of the paper. After I have the image sharp I print out the missing elements and collage them into the final piece.