Posts Tagged ‘painting’

Acrylic Painting Flashback

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

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Goliath [60" tall x 36" wide acrylic on canvas]

I do not consider myself to be a true “painter”, but once in a while I do get a burst of energy to put something on canvas. And for some reason, I like to paint big.  And I  usually build my own frames and stretch my own canvases. There’s just something about the satisfaction of putting the canvas together (not to mention the fact that it costs about 1/2 as much as buying a ready-made canvas).

I did these four paintings back in the Winter of  ’06. They were all derived from photographs that I imported into Illustrator, vectorized, and minimized the layers into just a few colors. I then drew the images onto the canvas with pencil, mixed up the paint colors, and painted away. I still have one more blank canvas hanging on the wall in my office …waiting. Maybe I’ll get another burst of energy and put something on it someday.

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Man of Sorrows
[40" tall x 48" wide acrylic on canvas]

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Nathan [24" tall x 24" wide acrylic on canvas]

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Natalie [24" tall x 24" wide acrylic on canvas]

Optimus Prime

Monday, February 16th, 2009

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Optimus Prime
[40″ tall x 48″ wide acrylic on canvas]

I painted this portrait of the leader of the heroic Autobots back in October of 2006. I originally planned to paint Optimus Prime and Megatron as a set. However, poor Megatron has yet to find his way onto canvas. Here’s a look at the process…

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