Monday, July 13, 2020

The High Sign Silhouette: Vol. II

No rest for the wicked, gotta get this pieced hazed over so I can start with the next layer of imagery.

Let this dry for about a week, and then I can dive right back in.

Here's how everything looked before I went in with the next layer of imagery.

I added the line work over the course of a day or two...

...and then started adding color(s) in selected areas.

Gotta let this one dry for at least a week before I figure out what the next step(s) might be.

Saturday, July 11, 2020


The working title for this piece is 'Sails'.  A more eloquent title is hopefully forthcoming...

I've been kicking this piece around for years in the studio without ever really taking a definitive action(s) to move it forward.  Today that changes.


Gonna see what that gets me before I fill up the entire canvas.

Colors! least some of them...

I'm throwing this next image in to show all of the different layers and textures I am trying to paint over.  They're evidence of previous incarnations and repair jobs/patches to the surface.  The uneven surface makes it noticeably more challenging than normal to paint and draw smooth lines.

Here it is with a handful of colors.  I still need to apply three or four more, but I must wait for the paint to dry.

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A Grab Bag of Progress: Vol. XVI

A sneak peek at some of the projects/test compositions (in various stages of completion) going on my studio as of late.  As per usual with my 'Grab Bag of Progress' posts, mostly pictures, minimal words.

The following several images are just playing around with composition ideas on canvases before I make any lasting decisions.

Kinda partial to this configuration.

I added some canvas seams to the far right to add a little more density to that side of the composition.

Now to test signs silhouettes with an old stitched 'wound' I salvaged from another decommissioned composition.


I think this configuration might be the winner.  Even as a 'winner', I would not be surprised if I ultimately attached this to a larger canvas/composition.

Back to trying out some elements on my larger blank canvas.

After all of those different trials, I think this is the one I'm going to proceed with.

Gotta do a 'tummy tuck' on the canvas...

Next time we'll take a look at Sails.