So...I KNOW I promised a bunch of new land/cityscapes to you guys....but I have really been feeling the love for my robots!
I am hoping to have a whole show of new robots to debut SOMEWHERE later this year....or maybe next year??
IF YOU KNOW of a place that my space themed stuff would be a perfect fit....I would LOVE to hear from you!
IN THE MEANTIME.....enjoy this new bot.....
I am trying to scale back the amount of BUSYNESS in my paintings...
I was hoping I could make this work without having to paint every area of the canvas board.....
NEGATIUVE SPACE is HARD for me...I am just NOT a "less is more" kinda guy....I'm more of a MORE IS MORE kinda guy!!
BUT....see what you think....
.....I kept adding details - because I found it so boring - and my husband would keep giving me advice on SCALING back! SO GLAD to have had his help (and that I don't have to pay him)!
HERE is the final bot (sorry for the watermarks - I'm paranoid) :-)
Meep Morp Bleep
(that's robot talk for Thanks Guys!)
I am working away at the new studio, getting new stuff done for the upcoming show season! I have 6 new paintings ready to paint!!
Look for more and more this month!
Here is my recently completed painting from the Tin Toy Series...
I showed you how it started...read about that HERE!
"Robots Gone Wild" is a 36" x 24" canvas.
It is based on those old 1950's magazines that you KNOW I am in love with. I tried to use some different colours on this one. I am not a huge fan of the colour orange, but here I think it works pretty well.
I also tried to be a smarty pants about the HORRIBLE USD-CAD currency exchange.
Here is MOST OF the process of completion...
...and then I forgot to take photos.....OOOPS!
Here is what you missed
- finishing the robot and the other bits
- my dry brush white and spatter coat
- my sepia was on the WHOLE piece - to age the look and 'tone it down' a bit!
- adding coloured washes
- adding the folds and rips
- last minute highlights
THEN....the final image:
I think he turned out pretty good.
Yes...for those of you who love robots but can't afford original art, there WILL be a print of this guy in the next couple months!
Oh....and here is a sneak peak of the piece I am finishing currently.....I am about 1 day from finishing it - the photographing it!!!
....so more on this one later this week!!
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