Pull up a chair and get ready for a visual feast. First on the platter, "Girl with a Boomstick." I am trying to accomplish three things in this piece. First, to paint a narrative work with 2 figures who are interacting. Second, to paint a narrative work with 2 figures interacting successfully. Third, to do a contemporary painting of a woman that doesn't involve wussy activities like chopping veggies or reading a book in bed. You may recognize the model in the foreground from Kate's piece "Shadow of my Hand." (It was nice to discover the model actually did indeed learn to shoot one week prior to me starting the piece. Art imitates life I suppose.) The other model I found here (not really). Like previous works, it's all about the planning. Below is the first stage of the process; the drawing. Overall, I am already happy with the direction it is headed. I just need to do a sketch of the hand he is using to point (as I ran out of room on this piece of paper.) I am channeling a lot of Raeburn in this piece if you haven't figured it out; large tonal groupings and atmosphere. The female is in all lighter tones and the male in darker tones. Color studies come next.
I have also completed another painting of Brian, the same model as the Trapper. I just can't let that face go to waste. "The Beggar King" has a similar theme in many ways as the Trapper. Themes of survival, self, aging, and other artsy fartsy stuff. Below if a craptacular picture of the completed painting.
Lastly, a sneak peak of a painting I am working of for the Uncanny exhibit.
Side note. I got my first smart phone which means I now have instagram. Holy crap, it is the most amazing thing ever. So much better than a blog because I can just post a picture with no explanation or witty comments. So, go follow me if you want for even more Gluck per minute (or GPM) of your life.