This painting, the background will be a garage door. A third done. Who
will be in front of the door, I have no clue at this time, but I always
get stuck having to paint the background last. This time, first....
Back to this one. Did some work on the body today. More shading, etc. Have got an idea for the pool of water and robe, plus how this will all flow with the raven tattoos. Will start working on her face next.
Day 2, so I started to work on the face since the body alone just looked creepy. It is coming along and still has a few more layers to go. This will be painted over usually 5 times before the depth, values, etc start to work well.
Sketch of my newest painting. It will be large 30" x 48" The working title will be Ravenna, Ravenna's name comes from the name Raven, meaning "death" or "doom". She will have a tattoo of ravens flying up her side and back. An actual raven will flying in the upper right corner.
Slowly coming around to my vision of this painting. Plan on having the hair come down over her shoulders more, and behind the globe. Coming up from her wrists will be vines with flowers, which will entwine between her fingers.....
Ideas are starting to come together. Sort of an earth like orb, with her hair to come down around it and thinking flowers, plants coming up from the bottom. At least her hands are not so sausage like...
What is my art? My preferred medium now are oils. I worked years in acrylics since I hate having to spend so much time cleaning brushes and I liked that my paintings are dry within hours. But now all that has changed. I love being able to work the next day in wet paint and the brushes really are no bother.
I love the big massive clouds, marshes, swamps and wild places we have in Florida and what may be hidden within.
My latest works have been mainly portraits. At the Gasparilla Festival of Art where they accepted me as an "emerging artist", there was much interest in my portraits, so I have decided to pursue this a little further.
I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Which by the way, I am the owner of a comic bookstore.