Monday, May 20, 2013

Sometime in September

Here is the recap for Sometime in September, oil on canvas, 30" x 40", 2013.

This is when, I decided that the character on the left should be facing the other way. So of course she turned into me. What is ironic about this, is that she is the entire reason I was drawn to the photo in the first place. OH WELL!

Final Painting!
Sometime in September, oil on canvas, 30" x 40", 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sleep Now no.1, no.2, no.3

Since September 2012 I started a Facebook Artist's Page, if you haven't "liked" it already I encourage you to do so (shameless, I know). With its inception I have taken to posting updates on my painting process there and have fallen off on posting the progress here. With that in mind, I am going to attempt to start posting the end result of paintings, with the steps leading up to them here. Consider this a "total" recap. With all attempts that I make to record my process, the photos are erratic. Some paintings are better documented than others. Additionally, some steps have significant documentation, while others go for weeks without me taking photographs of the process.

Below are the photos of the paintings Sleep Now No.1, No.2, & No.3. Each of these paintings is based on a photograph of my mother sleeping with myself or one of my two siblings. In actuality I am not sure if each of us is represented, but in my mind we are. No.1 is definitely me, No.2 has been fictionally assigned to my brother leaving No.3 for my sister.

Sleep Now No.1, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", 2013:

Sleep Now No.2, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", 2013: 

Sleep Now No.3, oil on canvas, 16" x 20", 2013: