Sunday, September 21, 2014

Stages Sunday!

Sharing a couple of WIP files today for “Stages Sunday”. Sometimes, i forget how influential artist Jim Burns how I imagine spaceships from other worlds or in the distant future. His designs almost always looked elegant, organic and suggested some unimaginable technology.

I used an old iDough model exported as a .obj file and used simple round brushes to further “sculpt” the rasterized model in Photoshop CC. It’s a fun and intuitive way of working. Back in the early 90s, it would have taken me at least a few hours just to mask out the shapes and set up my airbrush to make something like this.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Work In Progress

Stages Sunday!

Still plugging along on this one in my free time. I finally figured out ye olde Divine Proportions tool in Corel Painter XI last night. I never use that stuff, but I recently came across easy to follow derivation of harmonic proportions and root rectangles in Juliette Aristides' Classcial Painting Atelier ebook. Old work that uses that stuff still looks clunky and static to my eye, but I'm curious about the philosophical, symbolic, and psychological underpinnings of the grids.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Opening Receptions at the Richmond Art Center tonight (6-8p)

Opening Reception at the Richmond Art Center tonight from 6-8p in Richmond, California

Closely Considered – Diebenkorn in Berkeley

Gallery: Main Gallery

Frank Lobdell: the Tamarind Prints

Luminous Space: Paintings by Tom Holland

Gallery: West Gallery

Social Discourses: In Print