Monday, December 17, 2012

Syrup opera

 So, when I last left you, the background was taupe. I added a grovy wave pattern with painting tape. Then I looked at it.... yuck!
 Minutes later, I had a pepto pink background.
I did a little visual research into vintage wallpapers and voila! I am much happier. It reminds me of 1980s Laura Ashley. I need to add some more texture to the syrup and we are done. While making this painting, I was thinking about how color schemes can date a time period. Avocado green anyone?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Syrup to no good

Here is an in progress shot. I am working on the background. I also want to play with pouring paint.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Studio Update

 Here are some recent drawings based on 30s and 40s Life magazine advertising. I find the anxiety inducing advertising really interesting. It reminds me of John Berger's Ways of Seeing. The drawings are 9" x 12" and use ink and graphite on yupo.
The last one is fluid acrylic on yupo. The title is "Lil' Bow Yo." I painted the bow from life and created the pattern in the background.