Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
On friday I went to figure drawing again. I was so happy to be back. We had a GREAT model, his name was Christopher. He is an actor and did really great poses. Exspecially his hands, they reminded me of the old masters models. They were so strong but delicate and graceful and he held them with a purpose. He was great! I let him know how much I enjoyed drawing his two min poses (on the right) he repied "did you like the one where I was a tree?" =D it was funny. He was very animated and did an excellent job and he had just enough body definition and undefinition that when the light hit his body it fell on him really nicely. If he posed for a painting ID PAINT HIM! He was a haole with very defined facial features, one of a person who uses their face muscles alot. LOVED IT! The down side to fridays drawing was that the air conditioning wasnt working so it was really hot in the room. I felt bad for the model, he had that hot spotlight on him the whole time. By the end of the standing or sitting 25 min poses he would be dripping with sweat! Poor guy...
On the painting to the right I messed it up a bit, I didn't start my drawing out too well so it got jacked along the way. For one, the foreshorteing of the arm is WAYYY off. 2) the values do not describe the form very well... that painting is an eww... but ima post it any way.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I took this photograph of the sunset in Lahaina during the sunset. I took about 15-20 pix of the sunset and out of those pictures I got this one that really stood out to me. Its called "Eskape" I like how there are warm yellows oranges from the sun and in imediate contrast there are the blues in the shadows of the clouds. Its awesome. I also really like that on the right side there is a window to a part of the sky that is far off into the distance and still retains its light blue color and only slightly tinted by the setting sun.
I hope you enjoy both images.
I painted this pic today. I found a picture in the news paper yesterday that was sitting on the kitchen counter that started this idea. This painting is called "Dust."
The story behind this paintngs is about expecting the unexpected unexpectedly. Its based on the idea of prepareing for big events all you can then when you get out there you're on an alien planet with issues that weren't mentioned to you or part of the preperation. You adapt or turn to dust... I've been dusted a couple of times. =)
Its always a mystirious force that dusts me. This painting can be inturpred by the viewer. You can put your own demon on the right, then you can put yourself in the soldiers shoes and choose... Dust or Adapt.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I spent two days in Lahaina refinishing these Fishermen. It was great. I had a great veiw while I was working and a cool sea breeze. It was really nice. In the evening I went to several Galleries that are on front street. They are all over the place like how ABC stores are in Waikiki. I am going to go back to Lahaina to work on them more and also start on a Skipper scuplture they have there. It should be fun.
IF you are ever in Lahaina and eat at Lahaina Fish Co. you HAVE TO order their clams. They were just perfect, it was in the best sauce, and cooked to perfection, it is as addicting as PHO! Check it out =)
And dont forget to take a picture with the Fishermen, they too love the camera. =)