Throughout the past week, we’ve been watching the Star Wars saga :). Graphite on paper, 8×10. More Star Wars portraits coming soon ~
A new art gallery in Prescott, AZ, has its grand opening tonight, and I’m thrilled to be included as a featured artist :D. Inspire Prescott is coming together through the hard work and awesomeness of some great people. Website coming soon; meanwhile, check out their Facebook page:
And click here to see a snapshot album of the artwork I’m showing.
I spent the past week painting furiously and came up with these 4 new encaustic portraits — referencing Pre-Raphaelite portraiture and William Morris patterns and other old fashioned things. They will be hanging in the gallery for the next few months.
For Beauty and Glory.
This drawing is a bit off topic, but nevertheless (according to traditional conventions) it is a portrait.
It’s an antique cloisonné vase, a souvenir from the missionary days of my great-grandparents. It has been skillfully crafted by a human, and therefore reflects human qualities like creativity, appreciation for beauty, and God’s image.
For the record, I took some in-progress photos. It made for a good, frustrating study in ellipses.
I took it a step further and added the teensiest bit of color using watercolor pencils. What do you think?
A while ago, I received a famous face suggestion on this blog’s Facebook page for actor Colin Firth.
A well-known actor is an endless character sketch. At first, I planned to shoot the moon. Sketch Firth as himself, as King George in the King’s Speech, as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, as Cedric Brown in Nanny McPhee, and a few others… then follow the same plan for other actors/actresses and create a whole sub-series out of it… I got as far as King George VI (the drawing below), and realized how much time it was taking. A truly portraitionary post has been long overdue. :-) Will post more as they are finished. — Graphite on paper:
If I continue this ‘sub-series’ I’d like to ask for your input.. Who would you like to see next?
I have some non-portraitionary news,
I opened an Etsy.com shop today to sell the decent-most of my tiny painting collection—more specifically, the leftover sketches and studies from larger paintings. I’d like to sell custom portraits, but maybe I’ll get the hang of Etsy first by launching TheTinyPainting. So far, I’ve listed a number of encaustic 4″x 6″ studies, and a near stamp-sized hummingbird watercolor. More to come if this works ~ I’d love to know what you think!