Wednesday, September 21, 2016

urban fingerprints series continues . . .

hmmmm ... you think so 

the latest back to my orangutans .... working off some photos i had taken a while back ... he had just turned towards me and looked back at me with that expression ...

love creating this series ... something about getting the hands dirty helping to feel connected to both the work and the subject ... despite its been a few years since i had the pleasure of observing these great primates ..

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

fini . . .


first time creating a board with out knowing how it would be used ... or whom it would end up with.  liked the raw board and charcoal in the previous post but the grain of the wood was too orange on the skull so added acrylics to the skull .... and then to the reverse side for the effect of continuity.  lots of fun working on this board ... lots of ideas to try out on other boards.

have had a little run in with the sealer ... it was so hot in the sun that they melted ...learning experience ... but hand sanding and respraying seems to have helped ... just more texture and nicks ...embracing the scratches of boarding and life .... more traces of the process of the creative process than having to recreate imperfections.