Sketchup as a visual aid. - I'm dabbling with sketchup. Getting medium competent with it. A great FREE tool. But what I like most, vs doing the actual modeling, is importing useful...
30 August, 2011
29 August, 2011
27 August, 2011
[Fer instance, I repainted all of the boy's face except his nose (and after this photo, all of the hair), and on the man, the hair plus all the features--a very extensive repainting.]
This is an issue because normally when you paint over "dry" paint, you have to worry about the new paint drying flat; why this is, I'm not sure. On other pieces, I would counter this by covering the old paint with this obscure medium called copal--it's like super-thick linseed oil. Copal worked well, but it's icky and dries really slowly. This time the paint was so dry, I figured I'd risk it and just prep the old paint with a little spray varnish. on't know if it worked for a month or so....
But it's kind of a moot point--I gave the painting as a gift, and the recipient (and family) just looked on in confusion and not a little discomfort and said, "Uh, thanks." And with that, they deposited it in a corner.
You never know how people will react....
26 August, 2011
Fun to lift a brush again. And boy, oils are a forgiving medium--you can just rub it right out and get going again.
09 August, 2011
Curious, I slowed to let it pass and saw it was a Lincoln Town Car, stretched and reconfigured for coffin transportation. They'd done a good job modifying the body--the rear fenderline was particularly graceful when enlongated.
But all I could see of the driver was an enigmatic outline--and a very casual, confident hand resting atop the wheel.
Who could be piloting this thing? In late afternoon traffic, the question seemed significant, so I maneuvered for a closer look....
He had a great Magnum P.I., devil-may-care vibe, (cigar, baseball cap, mustache, Ray-Bans).
And this made him seem all the more believable as Death on a Mission.