Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How would Vincent see our world?

I have been reading the latest Vincent Van Gogh biography, and his letters. I am captured by his perception and have been trying to see nature as he would. I started by trying to paint a cypress landscape on canvas. Then I moved to the computer thinking that if I utilized the the Van Gogh brush in Painter 8, I might get a better handle on how to do it. Taking the painting I created in painter (see description) I pulled it into Photoshop and did some tweaking, I decided to turn it into an abstract and try to illustrate the planet as Vincent would see it from heaven. I think I might just have captured it, what do you think?

About this Painting:
size: 8x20"
Media: digitally illustrated
Style: surreal abstract

Starting Image and Close ups

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Greeting Dawn

This is a graphite nude study. I used graphite pencil, wash and crushed graphite applied with a brush to soften overall appearance. Original has been cropped to improve composition.

About this art:
Cropped size: 10x16"
style: minimalist
Materials: 140lb Bristol, graphite
Original Status: available from Artist