Sunday, February 20, 2011

West Baden Springs Hotel Tower



Spent about an hour on this tonight; can't believe this canvas sat with the sketch on it for over 10 years!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Finito Pt. 2 and The Next Painting



I couldn’t leave well enough alone...because "well enough" just isn't good enough for me. So, I let the painting sit for a week and I retooled John's face, which was the only part about this painting that didn't please me. Now I think I can actually let it rest and put the varnish on top.

My next painting is one I sketched out on canvas about 13 years ago. Yup...13 years ago. I can either complain about how slow I am or be happy that I am finally getting to it (i'll choose the latter!). This will be one of the towers of the West Baden Springs Hotel.



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Sunday, February 06, 2011

Finito



After a marathon session that began early this morning, I can now say that I am finished on this painting. I am very pleased with how Lana turned out; I am liking John G. better than I did last night, but still can’t say that I really nailed it on his likeness. His face has gotten to a point that it is just about overworked, so the brush is down and this one has gone up on my virtual art gallery for sale. I am also including some closeups of the painting. What’s next? I will throw in what I hope will be a "quick" architectural painting before I do one of Audrey Hepburn.





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Frustration



I spent all day (literally...all day) yesterday reworking and trying to finish this painting. I am really happy with all...except for John Garfield. He is just not coming together. Hopefully a night's sleep and a fresh perspective this morning will help me finish it.

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Friday, February 04, 2011

Final Tweaks



More touch-ups last night, and some more work on the background. I feel like the painting is finally coming together. Another few hours should allow me to call this one "finished." It’s about time!

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Almost done...



I COULD say that I’m done, but I know the best thing to do is to let it sit for a few days and then go back for some final changes. I can already see some problems that need to be fixed, especially dealing with the background (which I'm not totally happy about yet) and Lana's art. Stay tuned.

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