Blocked in a bit of the background trees. This is the rough stage for blocking in value and tone. Hopefully it will come together eventually.
Another scene from Autofest last August. This one will depict a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS with an El Camino in the background.
I am fortunate to have had Doug sign my painting and a few prints at the Toronto Sports Expo on September 22, 2018. Everything comes with a certificate of authenticity and a seal.
First of a series that I would like to do based on images from my Samsung taken at the Autofest in 2018
Chipping away at it. The details will hopefully bring it to life.
Almost have the background complete. On a piece this size, less is more.
Just began another small acrylic. We'll see how it turns out and if I like it I'd like to do a series of these based on my own shots. I took the picture at Autofest this year that this painting will be based on.
Not the happiest with it but every piece is a learning opportunity.
Fleshing it out further, trying to soften it up in places and unify the overall effect somewhat.
Not much to add here, just fleshing out the treed areas.
Another signed piece, a gouache painting (30x20) created in 2003 to commemorate Paul Tracy's Champ Car championship that year in his Players-Forsythe Lola B2/00.
An old piece that I created back when Paul Tracy was still relevant. A colored pencil rendering of him and his Penske PC-22 in which he won the 1993 Toronto Molson Indy, created in 1996. The second piece is a gouache painting (30x20) created in 2003 to commemorate his Indycar championship that year in his Players-Forsythe Lola B2/00.
Further progress. Trying to get the right balance of hard and soft edges to create a convincing portrayal. May need to get further along before passing judgement. Trying to create convincing earthy tones without looking too saturated as well.
Another acrylic on canvas, this time a study of Zion National Park in Utah. I've been wanting to try a southwest landscape for some time, with the rugged landscape and earthy tones allowing for interesting compositions and light/shadow interaction. Just got the mid-tones blocked in, hoping that this will begin to focus as I add detail.
Completed this small landscape study with some detailed work, and adding more contrast to accentuate the light.
I've managed to create the mid-tones and dry-brushed them between the darks and lights that were blocked in on the first post to achieve a nice soft effect and unify the scene. Blocked in the trees with a mix of Burnt Umber, Payne's Grey and Ultramarine Blue.
Here is a scan of my latest small landscape, a WIP acrylic study. I included a pic of some earlier work from a couple of years back.
This one is nearing completion. Just a few more tweaks and hi-lites to do.
Further progress. The wash technique is working well to create the subtle translucency needed to replicate a clear bottle. Some dry brushing along the edges of the blue bottles edge behind the clear bottle helps to add the subtlety required in achieving the right balance of hard and soft edges.