Friday, November 30, 2007

Art or illustration?

The subject of my next figure study is a Corporal from the 44th Regiment of Foot that fought alongside the 48th Regiment of Foot at Braddock's defeat in 1755. The painting will be based on an updated version of a sketch that was first done in 1997. I'm also considering a colored illustration showing what the typical redcoat of the day carried while on campaign. A thought came to me while sorting out what items to include. What would make one painting art and the other illustration? Maybe my work fits more into the area of illustration.

I've recently posted my paintings on a forum for artists in the hopes of getting some feedback that might improve my stuff technically. While there have been some positive responses to the postings I'm wondering if lack of appeal for historical subjects could be the reason behind not many responses.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Miniature Sculpting blog update

My Miniature Sculpting blog is not yet open for viewing. I have a few projects I'd like to have a little further along before posting.

On the Historical Art side of the house there will be a new figure study posted soon along with some supporting text.

Sorry for being so slow to get new stuff up, but that's the nature of the beast (me).

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Gary's Miniature Sculpting

I've decided to create a separate sculpting blog. This will hopefully jump start me back into figure sculpting. I'd like to show current projects along with some step-by-step stuff. I'm open to suggestions, so please feel free to throw some out.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mark Twain

5 x 7 Acrylic on multimedia board

"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." ~Mark Twain

I've wanted to do a study of Twain for some time and it's a nice change of pace from military subjects. This painting was done over three days. Not that it's a good