Hey Timb. Yeah I like it. I am (obviously) not trained for this. I think you mentioned you have a sign shop?
I am working on two paintings today. I am trying to shade one with burnt umber glazes and the other with opaque umber and such.
I wonder how much for a drawing like this sun? I have blurted out a few suns myself and painting them always gives me a better disposition. If you don't mind me asking, did you make templates for those flames? It's a swell piece of work.
yes sir, i first made a rough sketch, pencil on paper to get approximate sizes, then drew half the flame,fold the paper in half down a center line then you can use carbon paper to draw the other side, i just put pencil lead on the back side and draw over the front side again the lead transfers over...
i went to tech school for drafting in 1983...it helps in the sign shop and in my art..any way i created a complete transfer pattern..applied the whole thing to the quality piece of paper i drew the final picture on..no erasing...i drew this with prisma color color pencils...i use the white to blend two or more colors together, kind of like paint..
it' nice to be able to do art at the house sometimes, no mess no fumes....hanging out with my wife..nice...but sometimes i thank the Lord for my paint shop..he he
Thanks. I was a machine tool programmer and cad draftsman. I use the same process if something is symmetrical or will be repeated. Also I transfer the same way sometimes. I thought I recognised the process in your Sun. Mostly I don't do anything precise, I am into thinking up stuff and
hoping it will make somebody say WTF? Which happened again yesterday, I always wanted to paint giant stuff, the side of a dam or something. Now I am too old.
what happened yesterday..?
Partially finished canvases suggest new ideas, I chase them sometimes by drawing the additions on paper until I can make a reasonable symbol of a (face, or an elephant or door-whatever I am adding. Then paint or transfer as above and paint.
While it's on paper, I will cut it out and tape it to the canvas so I can see if it will work for me. Yesterday a neighbor visited and saw new drawings taped all over a 20 year old painting. She didn't say WTF actually, but she expressed several emotions in quick march: surprise and
confusion , for a split second maybe some distaste. Then she tried to read it, Then she tried to think of something to say. I don't have big ideas, Bass, or steady hands or good vision, I have to be satisfied with the small reactions of a few neighborhood rednecks. What's on your easel?
yeah if you got that reaction from a neighbor, well there is something done well about that...speaking of red necks..here at the east fla. ga. state line we have more than our far share..i myself am a half breed redneck..more or less...what part of the country are you in..all so i just found an old drawing i made for a tee shirt design for ... the
tree house bar and lounge it is semi famous our area..a good place to hear music, get drunk and fight..ain't been there since i was in my 30's..i will be posting it in my gallery this evening..take a peek..
hey mcleod..i thought i would get an answer back..there was a famous artist about 500 years ago who said to another ..it is good for artist to speak to each other..that was well said..for some reason..i won't go into it...that just don't happen like it should..now day's...artist like myself who live in the middle of good ol boy central feel isolate
Hey, friend, I am here livin' the dream on the Oregon Coast in a town of 1,500 in the middle of an Indian Reservation. I am a stranger here. I have never had the same address longer than three years- that's lifetime. I am 74. I am a painter by accident, "working poor"