Awww yeah. This lovely painting I made got accepted into the show “Visions & Shadows” at the Stifel Fine Art Center in Wheeling, WV. The show’s opening reception is August 25th (the day after my birthday!) and it will run until November 4th.
If you can make it to the show, please do! I would love to see you there. You may need to dress nicely, though, since it’s an art gallery show. No 3-piece suit, but like something you would wear at a day job.
For the last two days I’ve been working on this new painting to submit to a local art gallery. They’re holding a show themed around “Visions & Shadows,” and “explorations of the unknown.”
So of course I had to make something for it. (The show is also set to open on my birthday, so that motivated me, too. But shhh – don’t tell the committee that.)
I’ll be showing the step-by-step process of how I made this painting during the course of this blog post. Of course I made an initial sketch in my sketchbook of the idea, but I didn’t scan that in or take a photo of it because… I didn’t think to. Continue reading “The Voice and The Messenger: A Painting”
Today’s video features not only two watercolor paintings and a Thoughtful Dinosaur comic strip I’m making, but it also features a song I made.
This is the first song I’ve ever composed and made using a program called LMMS. The program is free to download if you want to give it a try for yourself.
Keep in mind, my musical background is from my days playing Taiko. If you want an idea of the kinds of songs I performed, here’s an example from a troupe I was a part of. That’s why, for the first song, it’s pretty much exclusively drum sounds.
Why am I painting two watercolor paintings? Find out…NEXT TIME.
A little while back I did a watercolor painting of a Native American Woman in a headdress (I’ll get into why I made this painting in a minute). I started with the sketching process, which is documented in this time-lapse video. Then I moved on to the washes…