Monday, September 6, 2010
Jazzin' For The Next Year
I've made a commitment to create a series of jazz paintings. I intend to create them in acrylic paints on canvas. Hopefully to display them or find interested parties to sell to. This will be an undertaking that I intend to work on for the next years time. I wish to complete at least 12 paintings of similar style and subject matter. To start the process, I've created the following 2 illustrations in Photoshop in an extremely open and washy technique. Little preparation was taken. Namely: I found a photo of the subject and began to paint. No pre-illustration, just washes of color and find the highlights and low lights! It's a very progressive way for me to work! I'm excited to move on to the next step. Meet Billie Holiday and Sun Ra the first two subjects of my jazz musician studies!