Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Really Big Art

I'm creating some very large paintings. Our Christmas production this year goes back through time, so to create the scene changes I'm making a giant "book" where we can turn the "pages" and change scenes. It will be incorporated into a larger set. I'll put pictures of everything up.

Each scene is painted on two 4' x 8' pieces of luan. Luan is very, very thin plywood used mainly for door facing.

I'm using wall paint for two reasons. 1. Between me and the church I have a lot of colors to choose from. 2. It's free.
Would wall paint be considered acrylic?

Here's the start of my first painting.

Of course I took a picture of myself. You can see where the church will be.

The church filled in some and no snow yet.

Here is the finished scene. It is supposed to be Austria back when Silent Night was written. I found a picture of a church in Austria. Hmmm, it's on my church computer, but I'll put it here too so you can compare.

I think I'll repaint the church doors. Since they are the color of the ground it looks like a hole in the picture. I'll make them a darker brown.
Here's the original picture.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cardinal in the Pine Tree

A new ACEO miniature painting. It's part of my Christmas series.

See the others in the series here.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas ACEOs

In honor of the VAST Christmas sale I painted some ACEOs. They are acrylic on canva-paper mounted on a playing card.

You can check out the VAST sell on the VAST blog

One has a rather traditional look.

One has kind of a pop art look - I guess that's how you would describe it.

And one is abstract.

They are already marked down 20% like all of the Christmas items in my shop.