Thursday, September 24, 2015

Blew Up An Old Painting

This is a much larger version of one of my favorite paintings of Makiko and Elmo.  The original is about 12"x9" and this one is 5'x3'.  Painting on these larger canvases has helped me finally loosen up.  It is very exciting and liberating.  

This one is called... "untitled1".  

I've started a file of temporarily untitled works.  I will eventually name them... I hope.  But, I don't want to rush it, or settle.  I am open, however, to suggestions.

My studio mates, Ytalena and Fuzz helped me figure out that this painting needed something in the upper right quadrant, some kind of Fibonacci thing.   First I tried just adding detail to the view outside the sliding glass doors.  Then I just went for it and added the anchor.

I added an orchid, not an anchor.  (This is the second to last version.  The rest are in order.)

This is an early shot.  I was really flinging the paint.

Here is Elmo as a cat.

Makiko has a different hair-do and Elmo with a different head.

Second to last one again

Hmm, here is the final.  I took it with my phone not my tripod and SLR.   There is a big difference!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Remember When It Rained On Valencia Street?