Getting ready to ship three of my Hum Series paintings to an upcoming art event by Hope Women’s Center in AZ:
Created By Hope is a collaborative exhibit of naïve and professional art to support at-risk women and teen girls and is the 2012 premier fundraising event to further the mission and vision of Hope Women’s Center.
Saturday, November 10th, 7-9pm
1820 West Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233
Stop by if you can!
Each of these is roughly 5×7, watercolor and ink on paper:
Just delivered this commission — father and grandfather of my friend Stephanie. She asked me to paint this as a gift for her father. If anyone can tell what make and model the truck is, I’m curious to know. Cars compuzzle me greatly.
I’m told the year is somewhere in the 1950s – 1960s.
Watercolor and ink, 8″x10″, April 2012.
Documenting my next commission painting. View from a Window. Oil on canvas, 30″ x 48″ (about two-thirds of a doorway). Mediocre photography by me :-P.
The lines are completely straight, I promise, though they look bowed and tilted in the photo. I finished it and sent it to its new home a few weeks ago.
Preliminary watercolor sketches:
Distance is already a challenge for me. In fact, that landscape a couple posts ago was a bit of distance-practice while working on this commission. Gonna keep trying :).
Calling it finished. I added more detail in the foreground, amongst the shrubberies, and glazed over the darker areas with some alizarin crimson. I tried to build up a simple foreground/mid-ground/background, but they’re not as distinct from each other as I would like. Have a look at the previous post for in progress photos. I welcome all the feedback :).
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 ~