Friday, 21 December 2012

Audrey

Ok, it had to be done! Over the years I have watched the tv series "Twin Peaks" many times, and given that this year is the 20th anniversary I thought that it was only fitting (and would be a lot of fun) to do a portrait of one of my favorite characters on the show, Audrey Horne.

I wanted the portrait to have a lot of symbols associate with the show and for it to also have the appearance of a classical portrait with the scenery in the background, something I haven't done a lot of in my previous paintings. So this was a little new to me!


Progress shots above show the background scenery being painted, and then after commencing the portrait of Audrey, I decided that I wanted the background darker, and more eerier. Plus it would also make the portrait stand out more from the background, so then I had to go over the background again, working over it in darker shades.



"Audrey"
11x14 inches. Acrylic on gesso board.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Ode to Joy

This is piece I just finished for my "Phases de le Lune" series that I have been working on for the majority of this year, and I'm thinking this is probably going to be the last work of the series! Time to move on with some new ideas.

"Ode to Joy" celebrates the moon and it's many phases and it's strong hold over our emotions. Here are a few photos showing my work in progress.




"Ode to Joy" - Phases de le Lune
16 x 20 inches Acrylic on gesso board