Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Robots in progress




This is the second robot I'm currently working on (see previous post for the other one) - I'm hoping to get them done for the show in September. I still have to confirm details about that one, but I'll try to post it here soon.


Cheers,
Marcel

Friday, August 24, 2012

Switching to robots

For a show in September that's related to the animation festival. I'm doing a couple of smaller robot portraits, and
I'll get back to the big landscape after these are done. Here's one of them:



Cheers,
Marcel

Thursday, August 23, 2012

These clouds are done, now it's robots!





Time to stop fiddling on these clouds and get to work on some smaller robot paintings. I'm hoping to get them done for a show at the Ottawa Art Gallery that I'm participating in. It's in September in conjunction with the animation festival. Also, Dave Cooper is in the show too, which is exciting. I'll blog more about it later.

Cheers,
Marcel

Saturday, August 18, 2012

More clouds in progress




I feel like I'm plodding along with this, but it's a big piece @ 40"x60", so I might be painting faster than I think I am.

I might tweet some photos later too. Otherwise, have a good weekend everyone!


Cheers,
Marcel

Friday, August 17, 2012

200lbs of cat litter. Also, some painting in progress

Making progress, but feeling a little slow this week, which is due to spending time at night cleaning the basement, which flooded due to a heavy rain last Sunday.

That's where the cat litter comes in: we threw down 200lbs of it to soak up the water in the carpet. After hauling a pile of stuff out of there first, of course. (holy crap, where did all that stuff come from?!?! Oh yeah, that would be me.) any way, once We shoveled out the cat litter and the carpet dried out, I spent 2 evenings with the carpet cleaner trying to get it to a passable level of clean. Which is where it is now, so we can start hauling all of that stuff back in there once it dries, again.

All of which is to say, sometimes life crops up and gets in the way and you end up extra tired and your work doesn't go as well as you'd like it to. I shouldn't complain, I have it pretty good, but there it is.

Anyway, here's the painting, I've just finished some more of the clouds:




Cheers,
Marcel

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back to painting today




Had a bit of a crazy week, but I'm back in the studio today, and I've started on the impasto layer on this big landscape piece. Not really happy with what I did yesterday, so I'm going to paint over that bit again. It's a bit too flat maybe, so I'll try with a different colour set.


Cheers,
Marcel

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Return of the biplane - workinprogress




Lots of little tweaks to the underpainting, which is now all finished. I'll start the blobby painting next week. The two previous appearances of the biplane were Where are You Dr Jones? and The Strange Adventure of Dr Jones
Apparently this one needs Dr Jones in the title too! ;)




Cheers,
Marcel

Town & trees - more workinprogress




I'll probably go back in and adjust things a bit more, but it's starting to look like something now that initial layer is done on the foreground trees. I'll post some more pics later on twitter.


Cheers,
Marcel

Friday, August 3, 2012

Clouds, hills - workinprogress

Still not really happy with the shadows on this hill though. Hopefully not too much more scraping and repainting...




Cheers,
Marcel