Thursday, May 22, 2014

Oil on canvas

I’ve been staring at this drawing for about six or seven months and finally got around to painting it.  Blondie passed in June of 2012 leaving a pretty big hole in our hearts.  I was trying to figure out how to render the background.  Either I render it as a detailed backdrop or a vignette of some sort. 
Then I saw a figurative painting in which an artist used a palette knife to lay in the background and I had my “a-ha“ moment.  So here it is and I’m happy with the outcome.
The initial pencil drawing with several coats of spray fixative.

This time around I did a Burnt Siena acrylic wash to set up my under painting.

A mixture of turps and burnt Umber were scrubbed into the canvas and then wiped off with a paper towel.

Using a palette knife I painted in the background.

Here I started in setting up my shadows and at this stage painting in Blondie’s face.

Laying in color to her torso and legs.

Adding some finishing touches and details.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

White Rose
Oil on canvas panel
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 I played around with the lighting on this one a bit to capture its essence.  Because it was already in a state of wilting and losing petals I wanted to catch what translucency it still had before totally drying out and falling apart.

We have several rose bushes in our front and side gardens and this one was begging to be the subject given the fact that most of the roses weren’t in bloom.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

MauriceMorganStudio on Etsy

I finally got my store up and running.  Quite a few pages to render information on.  I guess I'll eventually beef it up over time.  Right now it's all about painting.

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Just a note, today my "Relic The Profile" was featured on the Images That Excite You group page over at Fine Art  Thank you to John Bailey.