As I promised, here’s the third painting I completed with time to spare! The Freaks & Geeks art show is taking place at The Fall Tattoo & Art Gallery, with doors opening at 8:30, April 9th. All the art of everyone at the show will be up for a couple weeks at least before they make room for the next event, so even if you miss the opening night there’ll still be a chance to see it.
And the finished work in a front-loading frame. (You have to make a nice presentation of your stuff!)
As you can plainly see I’ve finished the twin set of paintings I was working on for the past while. I’m glad I’ve invested in the frames as they are definitely more striking with a proper presentation! Done with acrylic paints (which are quite fun, as I’m getting a better nuance with the stuff)
I completely freehanded “Polydact” (the 6 fingered one, if the title wasn’t painfully obvious) and you’ll have to excuse that pun. It turned out to be about the same size of my own hand, so that helped with the porportions. On “Cephaloth” (short for cephalothoracopagus conjoined twins) I started out the same way, but chickened out and resorted to using very few 4H pencil marks to help keep the alien symmetry working. I’m still looking for a better alternative to pencil lines for drafting acrylics, as the stuff just smudges far too easily on the canvas. Ultimately one could get confident enough to completely freehand an entire painting. But I’m still a ways off from that.
Now I’m planning the third larger painting, and the idea for that one is still nascent at the moment. Thumbnails will be posted soon! (And thank you for reading & following thus far!)
After close to a week, the finished painting!
I decided after a bit to call it “Claimed” – as I did aim to make it look like, well, one’s soul being “marked” for ownership.
I’m definitely going to paint more often, although my next few paintings will be more strictly monochrome to spare my sanity when it comes to mixing colors & trying to get the colors right.
Done with Acrylics on canvas.