With the RAW DC semi-finals show coming up, some great local businesses have been supporting and sponsoring the showcase. Mz Mahogany Chic is an independent fashion magazine out of Washington DC, they have been promoting the show, and recently did interviews with all of the finalists. You can check my interview, click the image above.
Posted in Canvas', Misc. Works, Pop Art
Tagged Art, Artist, Blog, Colors, DC, Fashion, Fine Art, Illustration, Interview, Magazine, Pop Art, RAW, Retro Art, Self Portrait, Show, Work in Progress
I started this piece the same time as my previous one. They started as a series and I am more than thrilled that I actually got around to finishing them, as a series! I Love This City!
Posted in Bridges, Canvas', Misc. Works
Tagged 9/11, Canvas, Colors, Commission, Fine Art, HudsonRiver, Illustration, LadyLiberty, Landscapes, Liberty, LowerNYC, NYC, Painting, StatueofLiberty, Studio, TwinTowers
I started this canvas over a year ago, when I was doing a lot of paintings and drawings of New York City skylines and bridges. Like my usually ways, I started the painting and then abandoned it for a while. I had an Art showing at my place a few weeks ago with a great turn out. Met a lot of new interesting people, sold some work, and got a few commissions. This was one of the commissions, for an engineer I met, who liked my bridge works, buts most of them are black and white and they wanted something a little more vibrant.
Posted in Bridges, Canvas', Misc. Works
Tagged 9/11, Antique Frame, BK, BKBridge, Bridges, Canvas, Colors, Commission, Fine Art, Framed, Illustration, Landscapes, NYC, Painting, TwinTowers, Work in Progress
With the new year under way, there are some great projects coming my way. This was a commission, for the clients husband who is finishing up chiropractor school. This was an extremely fun piece because I was given complete freedom to make it funky and make it colorful. At first I was just thinking to have the spine alone by itself, but there was still a lot of canvas to work with. That’s when I thought to add some vertebrae, and directional arrows. When it was time to paint I wasn’t really sure how it was going to turn out. I don’t usually paint this large and at first it seemed really overwhelming. After about and hour, of just throwing paint every which way, and getting some cool dripping affects going on, there was a little more direction. The hardest part about doing a painting like this, for me, is knowing when to stop painting. I stopped. Before it was too late.
I know it has been way too long since I posted anything. I have been working on a lot of new stuff, and have put my Nutcracker 2087 project to the side for a while. This is some of what I have been doing in the mean time, do not worry I have started working on it slowly recently and will post something very soon! What you see here is a five foot by four foot piece of canvas, pinned to the wall ready to be drawn on and painted. This came with an idea from my studio partner, to take these drawing I had, most of which are only about 8×10 inches, combine them on this huge canvas. The first canvas was to be 8×4 feet, somewhat overwhelming, not to say that five by four feet isn’t overwhelming, but it was easier to handle. I didn’t have a real sketch, what I did was, have all the drawings I had done with this same kind of style and feel around me as reference, I of course sketched out loosely on the canvas with my Ebony pencil and when I was satisfied with enough of a sketch I started with my thick brush pen. It took about two ten hour days to complete the drawing, it was a lot of fun! It’s being painted by my studio mate, and we have clashed already but I am happy with the direction it is going. This is the first of many we will collaborate on.
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Tagged Canvas, comic book illustration, Drawing, Fine Art, Illustration, Me, Self Portrait, Studio, Work in Progress, Work Space