Friday, May 27, 2022

Imaginarium Highrise: Ledger Balance

 Right across the street from The Figge Art Museum is this building.

...a drawing of which found its way into this piece.

The structure on the lower left corner will show up on a future piece/post.

This one on the left.

Here are the beginning stages of physically constructing the building.

I draw the shapes out on cardboard and then cut them out with an X-Acto knife.

Primed, but not yet attached to canvas.

First layer of priming...

Second layer of primer.  The piece is now ready to be painted with oil paint.

Here is everything brought together with some color.  Although I exhibited this at Bereskin Gallery (link: as is, I think there is a high likelihood that I will be adding more of my traditional layers/line work imagery as soon as this piece finds its way back to my studio.

Some detail shots.

Much more to do to it - once I figure out what needs to be done...

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Onward With Kyklopes!

When we last left Kyklopes, I had threatened to hit the whole piece with a hazing layer of paint.  I have made good on that threat.

It's dry and ready to go.

Now for the second layer of imagery...

This is the first pass of line work for the second layer.

I need to figure what additional things I wish to add and where they will go.  Time to hit the sketchbook(s) again!

After a successful sketchbook consultation, it's time to implement...

When all is said and done, it looks something kinda like this.

I'm also 90% sure I want to pair Kyklopes with Kyklopes Tower.  I may even possibly add a third panel?

Next time we'll check out a grab bag of progress...