Monday, 25 June 2012

A Couple Of New Pieces

I'm currently working on some new works for my next show, which will be happening in early August. The show is called Harmony Arts, and it will be in Ambelside Park in West Vancouver.

One subseries I am working on is a collection of parrots. After I made my 100 sushi paintings, I became very involved with colour combination/experimentations. I'm taking that approach and applying it to some larger pieces, and since the natural colours available with this subject are so bold, bright and fun to interpret, I figured it would be a great reason to create this subseries.

In addition my giraffe piece is really coming together. The image below is from two days ago at the studio, and it has since been reworked further (newer image coming asap). Yesterday I worked on it at Greek Day here in Vancouver, to an incredibly amazing and responsive audience. I was out on the street drawing on it for five hours and it is now 75% complete.

Monday, 18 June 2012

My Weekend of Work

 This weekend was productive indeed. I wrapped up a commission piece of three crows, progressed nicely on my giraffes, and worked away on two new parrot studies. Aside from the crow piece, which has now been shipped to its new home in the UK, I am creating the rest of these works for an upcoming show in August in West Vancouver called Harmony Arts. I am planning to integrate some new textures and collage elements too!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

This Sunday the Blim Market will be at Car Free Day on Main Street! I will be there with my good friend Sean showing, selling and making new art for the afternoon!! The market is located at Main and 17th and should be good times!!

Monday, 11 June 2012

New Parrot Piece on the go!

After a bit of a well-deserved hiatus (I was quite burned out after the 100 sushi paintings and exhibition) I have started some new work. I am taking what I learned about colour combinations on the sushi project and applying it to a series of parrot pieces. Some other new work is on the go too, so expect images of those very shortly. For this first parrot I'm liking where it's at so far. I'm going to texturize the beak to give it some good depth.