Saturday, July 5, 2014

warm up sketch - little red wagon

new composition for a piece I did a few years ago. Done with Corel Painter, about 45 min.



cheers,
Marcel


Friday, June 27, 2014

Blast from the past

I recently went rummaging through the basement looking for mini-paintings for a friend, the kind I used to sell at outdoor art shows, and here's what I found. They're all between 4" x 5" and 7" x 9"



Really interesting to see how much progress I've made as a painter, what kinds of things I no longer do and what kinds of things are still showing up in my paintings.  

cheers,
Marcel

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rocket boy experimental

- this is the other experimental painting I finished. You can read more about them here.


Here's a detail image:



Cheers,
Marcel

Thursday, June 12, 2014

whale balloon tree swing

This painting is a result of some style experimenting that I've been doing. I originally started with some digital sketching, and I posted one of the sketches on tumblr. The digital sketching was great for quickly working through a lot of ideas and I did a lot of them, but I eventually needed to try it out with actual paint and see how it looked in real life.

'whale balloon tree swing' is one of the first results of this experimentation. I wasn't really concerned too much about the overall composition, as I was squeezing in as many of the different things I was trying out as possible. Things like allowing some of the text to show through, or having the little panels in the background, scratching a drawing into the paint, or adding abstract elements like the rectangles.


It's 16"x20", so it's a relatively small painting. You can see I was trying to squeeze a lot into it.


This is a close up so you can see more of the texture.


cheers, 
Marcel


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

workinprogress - robot legal trouble

Made some headway on this commission last week. Here are some detail photos. Special thanks to my client for giving me permission to post work in progress photos.

cheers,
marcel



Friday, May 30, 2014

Painty painty - next phase of experimentals

Close up of my plan for world domination, er, I mean of my latest painting experiment. There are still a few additions I want to try out with this, but this layer of paint needs to dry first. There are also a bunch of little things that I'm not entirely happy with, but overall though, it's getting to where I want it, which makes it a successful experiment.




Cheers,
Marcel