Gnome

Gnome with red hat and green clothing on a blue background

Gnome on Blue

Happy gnome design on blue, pink, purple and green backgrounds. Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper.

From the “Notes to My Friends” design collection.

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Miniature Painting to Exhibit in AfAA Festival

ART FROM ALL ANGLES

DANCE, MUSIC, FILMS, ART GALLERY

ALL IN ONE NIGHT

“Art from All Angles is excited to host a one-night engaging multidisciplinary art festival at the Mission Theater – a showcase of the broad range of expression from our local community. The night will blur the boundaries of art forms, creating a space where every sort of artist can connect with those in different disciplines. Throughout the event, guests will witness live dance & music, watch genre-bending short films, and mingle amid a huge variety of displayed visual and physical arts. This is a show not only for the broader art community, but also its supporters – offering something for everyone, no holds barred!” – Salad Productions

McMenamins Mission Theater
March 16, 2019
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
6:30 PM show

Tickets and information: www.artfromallangles.com

In collaboration with Siren’s Dance Company, Open Signal & Marrow PDX
Featuring Live Music from Jumblehead
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Chipmunk

Acrylic on 2 in x 2 in canvas board
This painting I did with the aid of a magnifying glass and tiny brushes. The subject was derived from a photograph I took one Christmas. A chipmunk had gotten a hold of some holly I had put in a plant arrangement outside. This painting was entered in the Blick Mini Masterpiece Challenge.

 

Graphic designers are used to working in a fast pace environment. And as one I have tools to my advantage. I worked up my different images and textures in a multi layered PhotoShop file on my computer. Not to do a digital painting – which this is not – but to work out shapes, color and textures and get a good feeling of how they could work together before dipping the brush in paint. The result; I have in my mind a finished image and along the way there are happy accidents that add flavor to the piece.

Here I have deconstructed my image using filters slowly working to less and less detail and one with the grain filter turned up for an extra texture view. I print them out on 8.5 x 11 in this case larger than the size of the painting. On my canvas I draw then paint what I see on my printouts in the reverse order. Cheating? No. They are just tools after all and on a two inch square you need all the help you can get.