Wednesday, June 19, 2019

RVA Coffee Art




Went to Cafe Clang on Sunday and ordered some breakfast and painted what I saw with espresso. Sat next to Richard McCann from WRVA's The Home Show and we chatted for a good hour about art and the direction of the local show. Really nice guy. 


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Something I haven't done in about a year, is get out on the water and kayak. I went last year, but the water levels were not only too high, but it was just too cloudy. I bought a kayak about a week ago, and now I'll be out on the river, doing some sketches/paintings like I've been wanting to do for awhile. It's good to be free.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Harriet Tubman - Work In Progress



So I've started pressing the sand into the canvas. I've blurred out the painting until I'm finished with the entire thing. I will add a darker layer of paint over the sand and rocks once it hardens to the canvas.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Harriet Tubman - Work In Progress


Another progress pic that's not really showing the pic in progress lol. I have to make sure the sand from Harriet Tubman's childhood home will stick to the canvas, so I'm doing different studies in linseed oil on a smaller canvas with dirt, to see if it will adhere. Unfortunately, the painting will not be finished by the 15th, but that's okay. I'd rather it be right than to half-ass it.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

RVA Coffee Art


Today I went to Shockoe Espresso & Roastery
109 Shockoe Slip, Richmond, VA 23219
Painted my view with espresso

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Harriet Tubman - Work In Progress

This will be the last pic I post before completing the painting hopefully before the 15th (it all depends on drying time). I have more colors and details to put in the travelers before adding one more layer of trees, and then applying more sand. 
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Friday, June 7, 2019

Harriet Tubman - Work In Progress

Ok, one more for the day. I have more detailing to do, but way off in the background, the group is being chased by slave owners. They are maybe slightly less than a 1/4 inch.

Harriet Tubman - Work In Progress

Here is the first of maybe 4-6 layers of color that is glazed over Harriet Tubman. Though the man's bag looks purple, it will be a brownish/blue color once it's finished. I may post one more pic in the next day or two and then hold off any more pics until it's done.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Harriet Tubman - Work In Progress

I'm just wrapping up the detailing, and then I will begin putting in the colors. Because it's evening, the colors will be somewhat muted.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Harriet Tubman - Work In Progress



This is the part that people rarely see, when you make a major mistake. Some of the paint was so thick that when it dried, I was unable to add more layers so that it would look natural. You could clearly see the outline of a tree go through one of the bodies of the travelers. So I had to take a razor and scrape that off, sand it down, and apply a brown base layer over it to cover up any indentures. Then, I had to reestablish the dark areas so that I can detail them out. It was a step back, but necessary. The goal is to finish this by June 15. I think I'm ahead of schedule, but we'll see.