I recently submitted a painting to Grey Cube gallery art contest ‘Animals‘. No, I don’t usually paint animals, but I chose the cover, and one of the internal illustrations from my recent book ‘The Alphabet Clan‘ and the cover was accepted!
There are so many species on the brink of extinction, hence this influence.
A couple people suggested some markings on the spider – so I put a couple dabs of white on when I’d finished painting the stucco at the other end of the house…..
That’s it, I’m done!
I wasn’t happy with the shadows, still. Thought they were too dark. I experimented with going over some with a thinned down layer of Kilz2.
Well, I’m saying spider but I’m actually still on the web. No pun intended.
I decided to do a new mural. I’d never been happy with the moon, but had never really made the effort to fix the problems:
So seeing as I have more time on my hands, I thought there was no excuse. I had enough Kilz to go over the moon.
On Friday I hung a group show featuring work of pets and animals at the Vanguard Gallery in Moreno Valley. It features the following artists (just in the order they are on the wall): Sandy Zelasko, Mike Holder, Kelly Vela, Jeni Bate, Terry d’Chacon, Kay Levie, Diane Morgan and sculpture pieces by Janice Osborne and Alana Marston. The show will be up through June 28th.
The inspiration for this change of direction was that I hung this little unwired canvas on my ‘drying hooks’ in the studio, by its corner. The scene itself is entirely out of my head. The direction was one I followed, as you will see in later posts. It has also spawned other (as yet unrealized ideas)….