Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Paper, Graphite & Oil

My most recent venture into mixed media: Still in their rough stages, graphite drawings painted with oils in paper dresses. Below this one, you can see the accompanying color study.

This one is actually nearly finished, but wet paint does not allow for happy scanning, so I can only show you what she looked like in the beginning. She is a fortune teller, and her tarot cards fluttering about her will be tiny cut-out and painted additions.

And here you see the magician - in the color study, I've blocked out (in a very scribbly way) the general shape and area for her leaping rabbit, which will be cut from paper and added on top of her dress.

Each piece measures 5x7 inches.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thread and Paint and Wood

Three more little pieces to add to the mix...

And a preliminary graphite drawing on wood. Not sure how this will be painted - considering perhaps glazes of oil to allow most of the linework to show through, with heavier paint in the background and shirt. I think his suit will be constructed of paper or cloth...
As you can see, I'm still working out the details. Time to do a color study!

Color Study!
I think I might add some blue birds flying around his head... Sparrows?
I know this is just a rough draft, but I feel like it needs more.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lakewood Art Walk!

Walk along Madison Avenue this Saturday to see John DeLucca's Presidents series in the Lakewood Art Walk. 2-9PM!

As for myself, still working towards my July show at the Rocky River Papercuts & Gluesticks Gallery. Tonight, I'll be presenting some preliminary work to Kari, the owner, to try and give her an idea of the direction I've been veering. Alas, working a 12-hour day at my job and then going home and drawing, painting and stitching another 5 hours is definitely difficult and draining... But I have a few pieces I'm quite happy with - I'll show them off soon!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Ink and Stitching

A new experimental technique!
I was pleased with the black + white + 1 color... What do you think?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

If You're Around...

Make your way to the Lakewood Art Walk on Saturday, May 17th between 2PM and 9PM!

More than 35 galleries, bars and businesses on Madison Avenue, showing work by local artists, including John DeLucca in the Pop Shop Gallery.

Rain or Shine!