Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chef John Stage 3

Well got to work a little on my painting of John today. Rest of day disappeared with family errands etc.

Chef John 47 x 53 inches Stage three

Friday, April 22, 2011

Chef John

Started a new painting yesterday. Its for my son John. Chef John 47 x 53 inches. BIG!

Chef John 47 x 53 inches Stage one
More pics as I move forward.

Chef John 47 x 53 inches Stage two

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Done - Tom's F1

OK! Its done. Looked at in real light this morning and even hung it over the fireplace in the living room. Now I don't want to give it up. :-) Time to sign it and pack it up for its trip to the UK.

Tom's F1 - 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Part IV on Tom's F1 - Lewis Hamilton - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 2010

Spent the weekend helping out my good friends at their fathers cottage doing major repair work. Feel like a real boy scout with all those new carpentry badges! 
OK! I think that I'm done with all the detail work on this painting. Really need to give a feeling of speed, so its time to add the water spraying off the wheels to show speed.
I will mask off the wheels and other sections of the car and then brush splatter the rain on the canvas. Should do the trick I think!
Tom's F1 Stage 7 - 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  
More pics later.
Think I'm done. Added the water sprays from the wheels and now I let it sit to see if its ready to ship.
Tom's F1 Done - 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  

Friday, April 15, 2011

Part III on Tom's F1 - Lewis Hamilton - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 2010

Did a lot of house hold chores today before I could start to paint. Time to vacuum and mop the house, finish the dark load of laundry, go food shopping, get my son's phone fixed at Verizon and then get back to painting before I get interrupted again. :P

Ok so before and after dinner I got this far. More detail work and pushing and pulling.

Tom's F1 Stage 6 - 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

More on Tom's F1 - Lewis Hamilton - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - 2010

Here is where we are this morning. A whole day of painting ahead. :)

I will add more photos to this post to show how far I've gotten today.

Tom's F1 Stage 2 - 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  
Here is where we are after lunch. Back to painting!

Tom's F1 Stage 3 - 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  
Dinner done, Son delivered to School and here here is where we are before I work until lights out.

Tom's F1 Stage 4 - 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  
Last update for today. Painted from after dinner till 10:15. Here is where we are right now.

Tom's F1 Stage 5 - 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tom's F1

Art work all squared up and looking nice. Now for some colour. More to come later.

Got some colour blocked in. This should be nice when its done.. More to come later.

Tom's F1- 30 x 48 inches - Acrylic on linen  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My first commissioned painting since starting up Doug Steward Fine Arts!!!

Starting a new commissioned painting for a friend in the UK today. Found some real nice cotton muslin linen weave in the supply closet and this should do nicely. I have to ship it to the UK rolled and unstretched so this should be the best fabric to use for strength and weight when rolled.
I had to stretch it so that I can gesso it and then work on it. More as I move forward.
Ready to start the Gessoing!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Resurrection one slice at a time.


OK this one is just a little strange but the images are real striking. Use the link above for more images and the full story on how to live again one slice at a time.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sexy Wall Jewery for Google search test

Here is a test of how all this stuff works. I have noticed in my blog stats that the post "Sexy Boo Painting" has most of the hits and views.

So lets see what this blog post title does!!

BTW here is a painting of my three paintings that got into the show this week. Thanks for looking!