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Back Making Of a Painting // "Rocket Birds"
September 2007
 

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.

This blog is also posted at: http://www.myspace.com/scottsaw (comments and questions may be posted there)

ROCKET BIRDS 001

Slab-o-wood

Laying down some color - brush on, wipe off with paper towel. Oil paint makes as a great wood stain.

Stencils

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

Stencil

Dropping in foreground figures

Finished

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.

done.

Color corrected

Studio

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.


Zone


Finished!


Spacy frames


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!

Please feel free to comment or ask questions on the blog located here:
http://www.myspace.com/scottsaw