30 Paintings in 30 Days- Day 5
Today I have an ink and oil painting of Charlize Theron. The oil paints that I have been using are water soluble so I can get thin layers of paint and still keep the ink drawing visible. I do like to paint with thicker paint but with the quick turnaround of painting daily I chose to use this technique. But, I think another reason I use it is because I like to use watercolors and this has a similar look to that.
And why did I chose to do a portrait of Charlize Theron? I wouldn’t say I’m a big fan of her. She is certainly a great actress and I’ve enjoyed some of her films. I would say I went with her because she has a timeless beauty and style to her. I also liked the high contrast in the lighting of the reference I used.
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Decided to go back to doing a portrait today. This one fought me quite bit and probably took longer than I would like. I started the drawing last night and hoped to get some of the underpainting done but that did not happen. But it’s finally finished. Time to plan the next one.
Ink, watercolor and oil paint on illustration board.
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30 Paintings in 30 Paintings day 3
Today’s painting almost did not happen which would be disappointing since it’s only the third day. But as my Bay Area friends know, it’s been stupidly hot these last few days. And being in a house with no air conditioning sitting under lights and painting does not come easy. But, I’m forcing myself to work tonight.
This painting is another Madballs painting. This lovely is named Aargh. It is a 5″x7″ ink, watercolor and oil painting on a gesso board. #madballs #aargh #30paintingsin30days #oil #painting #watercolor #ink #art #artist #painter #illustration #1980s #ilovethe80s #toys #80stoys
What I was worried about happening with day 1 came true. My Moleskin painting project hit a snag when it comes to drying times. So, it looks like I will have to pepper those in throughout the month along with other paintings.
That brings us to today. I love the 1980’s and a lot of the things that I draw and paint have a tie to that time period. Growing up in the 80’s has exposed me to many things that have stuck with me and I still enjoy today. One of those things are toys and this painting is based on one of those toy lines, The Madballs. Screamin’ Meemie is the name of this character. He is the second character from the toy line that I have recently painted.
I have plans to do a series of art and posts detailing the history of several 1980’s toy lines and I will go into the Madballs toys and histories then. This will begin in January and I plan to run this for all of 2018.
This piece started as a ink drawing on a gessoed panel. The under painting was in watercolor paint and then glazed with oil paint.
It’s September again and that means the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge is upon us. And, I thought I would give it a go. I believe this is my third time and I did complete 30 paintings on the last two challenges. That did not come easy and this time looks to be even more challenging. Not only will I be away on a trip 3 days next week, I’m also creating work for a one man show in Oakland, CA on October 7th. And to finish off October, I’m tabling at my first convention, Famous Monsters of Filmland-Halloween Bash in San Jose, CA.
So, there will be quite a bit of stress going on this September. But, I will try not to drive myself too crazy with this 30 day challenge. My original idea was to do 30 portraits, in oil paint, in a Moleskin journal. I figured it would be a good size and challenge to try for this. Here is the image of the drawing prepainted.
This is a portrait painting of the actress, Jennifer Connelly. I have always been a fan of her from when I first watched the movie, Labyrinth and The Rocketeer(2 of my favorite movies). She also has a very classic Hollywood, beauty look that is very appealing. Those are some of the reasons why I chose to paint her. And that is a theme I plan to use with these Moleskin journal paintings.
But, I learned something important with this painting. Since I am not really painting ahead, These paintings wont dry in time to be scanned and posted. It looks like I’m going to have to pepper in some other types of paintings to be able to do this. Well, I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.
Here is a scene from the great version of the Robin Hood story that Disney created. Robin Hood and Little John, walking through the forest. I feel like this is another one of the great Disney films that does not get the attention it should.