Friday, May 25, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Here is another view of downtown Los Angeles from the observation room of City Hall. I left a lot of white space, and emphasized the colors, mixing them right on the paper and keeping it loose and splashy. I added some alternate views and some composition studies and mounted it to a cradled hardboard panel, finishing it off with some stenciled copy and a few more splatters of paint.
Here are three new collages of some of my favorite subjects. The center one of the The Pantry Cafe in Los Angeles was a painting I did a while ago. I wanted to recharge it so I added some little study sketches and mounted it to another cradled foam core panel. I finished all of them with a stenciled title done in pencil.
I did the final painting on a quarter-size sheet of Arches hot press paper and mounted it to a cradled foam core panel that I made by gluing the foam core to four wooden stretcher bars and applying three coats of gesso to it. I did some small composition studies and applied them to the top of the panel and mounted the assembly inside an acrylic box frame. The painting is 12" x 12" and is a nice little jewel.