||Making Of a Painting // "Rocket Birds"
I have been experimenting with some new techniques lately and here is an inside peek at my recent process. I have been wanting to instill more freedom into my art for a while now. These paintings represent my first exploration creating completely freeform compositions. Each painting was created with no preconceived notion of how it might end up... just going for it and then tipping the scales till i find a balance that I'm happy with.
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ROCKET BIRDS 001
Laying down some color - brush on, wipe off with paper towel. Oil paint makes as a great wood stain.
Working flat- i use a tooth brush to spray paint through the stencils. the lines are created with a liner brush and pastels.
Working out some of the lines using a larger brush
Dropping in foreground figures
Color corrected (had it photographed by a pro, did the color correcting myself)
On display at the Cannibal Flower 7 Yr. anniversary show.
ROCKET BIRDS 002
Another related painting... just getting started - throwing down some texture using stencils and spray paint
Working quick and loose with oil paint.
ROCKET BIRDS 003
Starting new painting. Used a sharpie for the lines and spray painted through some industrial scrap for texture.
Using spray paint to rough in composition.
Applying oil paint
Using liner brush painted in some background texture.
Using a big brush painted in black dust.
Toothbrush action for spattered blending.
Working flat with stencils... using toothbrush to pant through stencils.
These 3 paintings will be on display at Gallery 1899 San Francisco during the month of October. Please contact gallery for pricing and avialability: http://www.nineteeneightyeight.com/entrySF.html
Related giclee and silkscreen prints are available: http://scottsaw.com/store.html
Well, I hope you enjoyed this tour!
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