Artist to Note

Take a look at Matt’s paintings on Matt Sterbenz Fine Art. He and I were fellow painting students at ASU a year ago. See for yourself what a fantastic painter he is, and how well he explains his process.

He is presently trying to fulfill a challenge to paint 100 tiny (5″x7″) landscapes. I might like to take on such a challenge :). Stay tuned ~

Recycled Paintings 1.2 – Video

Recycled ASU painting #2 is complete, this time with some time-lapse movie magic.

It’s roughly 36×36, oil on canvas. Please watch!

Explanation: The first painting is a class assignment from 2010 which I never liked :P. Now (December 2011) I painted over it and filmed the process. This is my first timelapse movie attempt, so my apologies for the poor visibility (due partly to my person being in the way) and ever-changing lighting. Here’s a photo of the end result:

Comments welcome!

Merry Christmas!

With love,

from Sydni.

One of the epic scenes from the Christmas story, from the imagination of Rembrandt van Rijn, centuries ago, the ‘Angel Appearing to the Shepherds’:

“…there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people…” –Luke 2:8-10

Recycled Paintings 1.1

Time to recycle some old canvas.

Initially, this was a class-assigned painting from 2008—a study in complementary colors blue and orange. The other day, I finished painting over it with another study in blue and orange. Same canvas; same color palette. But the new study is based on the mountain next door.

BEFORE:

IN PROGRESS:

AFTER:

Commission Painting

Before this commission, I’d never attempted anything western. But this was fun to try, especially with the desert landscape and wildflowers. Arizona is my home, after all :).

This painting was finished and sent off last week. It’s oil on canvas, 18″x24″. I’m showing here the preliminary watercolor sketch as well…….

Portfolio of Sydni Kruger