Monday, June 17, 2013

Video Demonstration of the Painting of Nim

This is a time lapsed video demonstration of the painting of Chimpanzee Nim which was done for Bob Ingersol, one of Nim's caretakers.  Nim was the chimp featured in the HBO documentary film, PROJECT NIM.  The film is about 24 minutes.  High quality giclee prints are available of the painting will all proceeds going to benefit chimpanzees, other apes, and monkeys.  If you receive this by email please click on the title as clicking on the image will not play the film:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Making High Quality Canvas or Linen Panels with NO liquid Glue - NO MESS!

Here is a video I made explaining how to make high quality, archival, painting panels using no liquid glue ... thus, no mess!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Portrait Study

Painted this 8" x 10" portrait study on my layover in Dubai yesterday.


Monday, June 3, 2013

After Weistling's HOMEWORK painting

Morgan Weistling has a four DVD set in which he walks the viewer through his entire process for painting one of his complete works, this one called HOMEWORK. Morgan's technique emphasizes painting with tiny tiles of color. Mixing a bit, checking the value and temperature, and then applying it in the right place.  Color is less important than the previous variables. I am following along with the video virtually brush stroke by brush stroke which is very time consuming but I think well worth it. This is the loose, painterly style that I have been hoping to achieve someday. I have about 15 hours in the painting so far and am about 3/4 finished with the second disk. I will post more progress as I go. The face still needs work, especially the bottom half but I am really enjoying this and loving the painterly, rich textured look.

This is what the painting should look like when finished.