Posts Tagged ‘artwork’
I decided to go with the vertical with “The Cliffs of Moher” mostly because I wanted to paint the castle. Seriously, how often can I say “I painted a castle!!” . I think it turned out wonderfully, lots of color and texture and plenty of practice when it came to painting grass! Enjoy.
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Well the Oahu painting is complete. Three days and 32 hours with color blocking done months ago. And I’m pretty happy with it. It will be my very FIRST oil painting that I’ll actually make limited edition prints. It’s pretty romantic and calming so we will see if other people feel the same. I’m in the process of getting paper samples and printer information so keep checking back for updates on the progress.
This painting was a quick turnaround where I’m trying to give enough time for “drying” before display. It’s also a good test that I can hit a deadline just like I could in college. You never know when a creative storm will hit and I’m glad I saw it through to the end.
If you are interested in a print of “Oahu Diamond Head” email me at apriljohnst @ gmail.com or message me on Facebook and I’ll get you on the list. The prints will probably be a quarter of the scale depending on the printer that I select. I’ll get exact dimensions and pricing when it’s dry and scanned. I’m also considering setting up shop on Etsy to make purchasing easier. As always all the photos below can be enlarged so you can see the details. Enjoy!
More progress update. Did another six hours on Kara’s painting. Palm fronds are extremely difficult to make random and natural. We are getting close to the final.
As an artist, it’s a real treat to watch other people create, whether it be a sketch, painting or sculpture. I am in love with the “process” or seeing how they do it. The abundance of internet sites and mobile apps have made it easy for me to watch hundreds of talented people show their skills. (Thank goodness for Vimeo and YouTube as well as Instagram.) But what about the masters of the past? All we have left of their legacy is artwork hidden away in museums or private collections. Usually I can find a low res scan of “The Starry Night” on some poster website otherwise I need to hop on a plane and head to the MOMA in New York. And even then, I highly doubt security is going to let me get TOO close to the original.
So I present Google Art Project.
I can’t tell you how awesome this site is for me. Google has over 32000+ pieces of artwork available to zoom in at high resolution INCLUDING my favorites like Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and Monet’s Footbridge. Having studied many of these works in grueling Art History classes, let me tell you, an old slide projector doesn’t hold a candle to this type of viewing. Being able to see the paint strokes, parts of the canvases, the direction and impasto, it is amazing.
What a wonderful way to preserve the past.
I’ve been painting and painting and painting whenever I can steal some time from my daughters. And this is the result. I’ve finished out the left tree and have been working on the details on the church. Part of the road and median is finished and I’m going to tackle the church steps next. Someone please send me a timeturner. Enjoy!