Sunday, May 31, 2009
Starting on another painting. Trying to get some done before the "Blossoming of the White Lotus" show which will be on June 12th. This new one is of Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early. Pictured is the stage where I take pieces of vellum and lay on top of the rough sketch. I then trace the sketch on the vellum, which I will later transfer the image onto a wood panel, to then be painted.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Limited Edition Blues Cats 1" Button Badges from Urbancowfolks Studio. Art/Design by Tom Vadakan. Get yours now....................or don't.
Monday, May 25, 2009
The process in which I've been tackling my current project on blues musicians is as follow. I will make a "rough" sketch to size. I'll take a piece of vellum and "trace" the rough sketch. I'll then place the vellum over the wood panel and then transfer the image on the board. From there I'll "ink" over the transfered image, paint, etc. The final stage is sealing the image with cheapo "Americana" Acrylic Sealer. I typically get the gloss finish one.
This image shows the stage where the vellum is laid on wood panel and I'll proceed to transfer the image. The image is of Hound Dog Taylor, which will be my next painting in the series, that will be shown at Dano's "White Lotus" show on June 12th at the Hurley HQ in Costa Mesa.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Here is a sketch and painting that is a work in progress of blues harmonica great, Mr. Jr. Wells. I'm painting a small series of blues musicians for the upcoming Dano Surfboards show, that will take place at the Hurley HQ in Costa Mesa on June 12th. I'm pretty much lagging on getting paintings done, so hopefully I'll kick some butt the next few weeks.