Sunday, April 19, 2009


"A man must live in the country he interprets. He can only interpret the country in which he was born and where his people lived before him"
-N.C. Wyeth

This is my heaven piece. My teacher was gracious enough to give me more time on it, so I decided to finish it. I am so glad that it's all over. I did a lot of rendering on this piece. Not all of it is great rendering how I would like, but there was just so many elements to cover. I'm not sure if I wanna be as crazy as Rockwell and lay out mad elements. That's one of the reasons why I wanna get away from narrative pieces.

But basically the concept is an idea of heaven where it's a Saturday afternoon and all the neighbors are outside their balconies interacting with each other.

Oh yeah, and if you ever start talking the way I was talking in this video, put down the brushes and take a BREAK! I don't know what I was on. Must have been the fumes from the oils.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fechin Hands

Mission Aborted

Wassup, I just had to do it cuz I just don't have the time. It's way too much detail, way too many elements to render. I should consider all this while pitching ideas to an art director. I mean I would've loved to finish it. But I have to do another illo due thursday as well. I just wish we could get assigned ONE piece and focus on that one. I'm kinda not liking theres 'series' assignments. But I think I'm getting a good grip on oils.

Comfort is another issue I had. This painting was huge and I had to work top to bottom and back and forth. So sitting down and standing up and having a few close calls with the painting almost tipping over, made the process more frustrating and restless. Next time I'll try to make myself more comfortable and organized.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Repin Study

So this is my master copy of Ilya Repin's "Shevstov". I had fun with it and I learned a lot. Watching Shawn Barber's demo at Ringling really helped me out on this as well since I applied what I learned there here.

I used a projector to trace the drawing onto the canvas panel.

This is the original. Way BETTER than mines. Ha. I don't expect to paint like Repin in one semester, let alone A LIFETIME!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Heaven Peak

Here's a sneak peak for my heaven piece. Hopefully it will be done in time. My teacher gave us more time on it. Can't wait to finish it. I've worked so hard on process.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


If you guys are Leyendecker junkies like I am, boy do I have a treat for you. I gathered around more than 90 scans of J.C. Leyendecker. High rez, zipped up, and ready to be distributed to the masses. You guys knock yourselves out. Just follow the link below:

Leyendecker Slides CLICK HERE