Thursday, November 20, 2014

KYOJIN clay sculpture busts

Looks like a party!
I've been working like crazy in my studio.

Looks like a very strange police line-up. 

I love my latest batch of sculptures. I know I always say that after I finish them, but I'm always amazed at how they turn out. I need to make more of the underwear girls.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Parker Series # 10

The Parker Series # 10,  acrylic & ink on wood panel,  (4" x 5"),  2014

Another new one in the Parker Series. I think I'll bring this one to the McGill Holiday Market next Wednesday, November 19th at McGill University. Maybe I'll also put it in a gold frame to make it extra special.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Parker Series # 9

The Parker Series # 9,  acrylic & ink on wood panel,  (4" x 5"),  2014
Finally, some landscape to go with my portrait. She's not as "realistic" as some of my other portraits that I've been doing lately, but I like her.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Historical Portrait: Anne Duchess of Cumberland

Anne Duchess of Cumberland,  acrylic gouache on panel, (5" x 7"),  2014


A new historical portrait that I recently completed. I love her hair and the eyebrows.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Parker Series # 6

The Parker Series # 6,  acrylic on panel (6" x 8"),  2014
The Parker series has been evolving over the last couple of weeks.  It would seen that the common denominator in all the paintings  in this series is that they're inspired from my archive of magazine photos. Last week, I took a detour and decided to lose the brush and use my trusty palette knife. There's something about not thinking too much about precise lines and just working the paint. It's both relaxing and frustrating to not be able to control the palette knife the same way as a brush. You learn a lot by going out of your comfort zone every so often. You go back to your regular techniques relieved and more focused.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Historical Portrait: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre,  acrylic, gouache & ink on panel, (5" x 7"),  2014


I admit that I'm a sucker for historical movies. The PBS station is my go-to channel for all things historical when it comes to TV series. Jane Eyre by Emily Bronte makes for good reading and the 2011 movie version was somber, but good. Hence, the above historical portrait painting of Jane Eyre is intense, but beautiful and moody. I love how the lace collar came out.