"POWER SURGE" - as it was completed in Novemebr of '06
I think the freshness in the painting got lost in the painting below. What do you think? It's so easy for me to over-tweak a painting and suddenly loose the vitality and energy that makes a painting really sing. I'll have to try this one again and remember to put the brush down before I loose my emotional connection to the work.
"POWER SURGE" on Arches HP 140# 30 x 22" and Detail of Power Surge - below showing the textural effects the taping process allows.
After I painted the first Pescatorri painting (previous post), I wanted to zoom in on the people. This is only one of the three I've done of the very same subject with some compositional modifications each time. One's on YUPO and the third one was created using the Good White Shape process. I'll post them later. The painting here employs lots of layers of masking tape (eventually peeled off) along with transparent watercolor glazing techniques. I sure love making cool textures.
If you're in the area, make time to visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art - WORLD CLASS facility and grounds. I was SO impressed!
"PESCATORRI MORNING" on Arches 140# CP 18 x 24" *** WSI Members Award 2007
My photo reference was taken from the upper level of a London tour bus. This corner in London is comparable to Times Square in NY and is called Oxford Circus. The huge faces in the building's windows certainly caught my eye and added to the excitement of a great city!
"OXFORD CIRCUS" on Arches HP 140# 29" x 21" SOLD
The ancient fishing village shown below is on a small island in one of the northern lakes in Italy. There were paintings ready to be painted everywhere I looked. The textures were incredible. Lots of masking tape as well as transparent watercolor helped create the textured look I wanted."PESCATORRI" on Arches 140# CP 18 x 30"Around here, crows scour the corn fields right after harvest. West Nile Virus also has scoured some of our crow population, hence the title of this painting. Transparent watercolor.
"CAWS FOR ALARM" on YUPO 40 x 26" SOLD