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CURRENT PROJECTS

 

 This 30"x40"oil portrait commission (photo reference on bottom) is still being worked on with a little more to do. This is how it looks on Sept. 25, 2016.

 

 

 The below Rambo 3 painting measures 6' tall by 58" wide. This is from an epic memorable scene in the opening of the movie. Below are the various stages of the painting in order starting at the bottom.

 The finished painting. First completed painting of 2015

 

 detail of the painting to show the texture

 

 doing the final touches on the last day of working on the painting

 

 with the Almost finished painting

 

 the painting coming to life - working on it at home

 

 getting most of Rambo done before starting the background

 

 the first day of actual painting after it was all drawn out

 

 here are closeup details of a couple sections of the almost finished painting. This will give away which character it is

 

 after the grid is drawn out, the image is drawn using soft oil pastels (found they go on much easier than pencil). There is no significance of the different colors used in the drawing. Each pastel stick in the box wore down real quick on that very textured surface

 

 drawing the lines to make a grid so the composition of the planned painting is drawn out accurately before oil paint is applied

 

 homemade spacers put in between the braces and the canvas so the canvas won't push in to the braces when painted on and to give a more solid painting surface

 

 finished gesso and almost ready to start with the oil paint

 

 After the glue of the burlap patches has dried for a couple days, it is painted with black gesso paint so when the oil paint is applied, it will cover it much easier than the lighter burlap color

 

 doing the last little bit of gluing down the burlap patches making sure the whole canvas underneath is covered

 

 using a table with weights to ensure the burlap is glued well

 

 gluing down the cut up burlap patches in a certain strategic pattern

 

 putting the wood braces in

 

 cutting the wood braces for the back of the canvas for sturdiness 

 

 burlap that was cut up into random shapes, then soaked in water and wadded up in order to be wrinkled to make for more texture when it's glued to the stretched canvas

 

the start of a new painting project. Stretcher bars all squared and glued. Now, gotta stretch the canvas and put in cross braces. It will be the biggest piece done yet on canvas. 6 feet tall x 58" wide (6 feet by almost 5 feet).

 

 

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