Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I came up with the idea of doing these mini write-ups ("blurbs" whatever that is) to be posted between information about the Artist Preservation Group's upcoming show in 2009. The first "blurb" is about the group's 2009 preservation/restoration project. Future postings will feature an illustration and write-up about relevant Gettysburg subjects.
Follow the link to the APG blog these will be posted there and not on my blog.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This brief step by step is for a small painting I did that will be on the Artist Preservation Group's blog. The painting is one of a series of small studies and write ups that will be posted there along with information on the upcoming APG Miniature exhibition in Gettysburg, Pa.
STEP A. All of my paintings start off as thumbnail sketches or drawings to figure out the composition. Since I already had a specific idea in mind I only did one small drawing. Then I proceeded to photograph the composition using a reproduction cup. The photos were then used to paint the items in acrylics on multimedia board.
STEP D2. I decided to use Photoshop to clean up the lower left corner of the hardtack. I thought that it had a bit of a droop to it that bothered me.
Though this is not a very detailed step by step, it should give you a little insight into the process that was used for this piece. I hope to do a much more detailed sbs on a larger piece later.