Monday, February 22, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021
I've been working in batches starting with preliminary drawings on paper.
I like to work in a series in which I do similar or the same images as drawings and or watercolors then try them out again in oil. Some collectors prefer works on paper while others want and oil so it is a “win win” kind of deal. I keep thinking of ways to tweak or change the textures and color schemes slightly. Often doing paper ones before help me to feel more confident enough to work on the oils.
I just completed about thirty drawings and watercolors, then I completed the oil underpaintings in the last month or so. Now working on the last layer. It should take me around four to six more weeks. Expect a new batch of stuff soon!
Saturday, February 13, 2021
One of the things that I started doing almost ten years ago was buying canvas panels, paper, and cutting paper down to fit into standard size boxes, envelopes and frames. It has the benefit of making it easy to ship and to frame work both for my collectors and shows.
|Here's a diagram of how I cut large sheets 22"x30" sheets of Rives BFK print making paper. The diagram also includes standard sizes for frames.|
It also has the added element of being able to buy stiff cardboard envelopes from companies like Uline.com. I also save the boxes that the envelopes and other packing materials come in so that I can use it for stiffening the packages.
Thursday, February 11, 2021