This is the second painting in a series of images that I am working on, inspired by the book "The Alchemist". In efforts to finish this piece for the "Big Characters" show that opened this past saturday at Seven Arts Gallery I had to cut a few corners in my process. Lately I like to complete a value study as well as a color study before jumping into the painting, but these steps were left out due to limited time. The result was that I ended up with some things that were a bit more spontaneous than if I had gone through my usual preliminary steps. Of course there were also some things that I struggled with by not having a few essential details sorted out in the beginning, but that is par for the course.
Here is a nearly finished version of one of the paintings from the Alchemist series that I have been working on. This piece along with a number of other watercolor, acrylic, and digital paintings will be on display at the Seven Arts Gallery in Ridgefield, CT, as a part the "Big Characters" show. The opening is this saturday April 6th, from 6-8 pm.
This is the final layout drawing for one of the pieces in the Alchemist series that I am working on. It has come quite a ways from the initial thumbnail in which I posted a few weeks ago, and at this point I am still unsure if the composition actually works better than the previous drawing. There are things I like about the previous version and there are things I like about this one. Either way I am hoping to have it ready for my show at Seven Arts Gallery on April 6th, guess we will see?
Lately I have been posting a lot of rough drawings for paintings that I am working on. Quite a few of them have entered the painting phase and I hope to post some images of them in progress as soon as I can. For now here is another that I am working.