Friday, November 30, 2007

The Blue Boy

This is a painting of my best friend's 3 year old son, Pinter. I worked in tandom with his mom selecting an appropriate colour scheme and image (done from a photo) to portray Pinter in a painting that looks of it's time. I began with a blue-grey wash drawing on a blue-grey ground. In the second stage of painting (the dead colouring) I painted Pinter's portrait with oranges and browns, leaving the blue wash drawing in the background and showing through in parts of the dead colouring. Artistically the end result was a blue painting (the background and clothes) with a complimentary anomoly (orange flesh). When looking at the painting the anomoly catches your eye and thus focuses your attention on the face of Pinter.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The day to Day

Off the Coast of Utopia is about the work of a Canadian painter living in Florence, Italy. Here you can read my insights and comments about both my old and new work and see works in progress, sketches, and ideas.