Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A New World Order Revisited

A New World Order has been drying on the wall in my living room and as I have been looking at it all this time I decided to add the detail back to the people in the bowl and a couple other small details. I had decided to take out some of the politics but after living with it for a while I realized that was the real point of the painting from the beginning.
Here is the painting as it sits on my easel right now. 

I added the flags back and also started painting in an Illuminati ring. 
 I changed the Trump and Hillary flags to Democrat and Republican and also 
added a white surrender flag in the middle of the bowl.

A little more detail and added some more shadows in the bowl.

I thought I would add an "Illuminati Decoder Ring" and actually Googled it
 and this was one of the rings that came up. I'm letting it dry overnight and I will add some more detail and see if I dream up anything else over night. :)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Big Owl

I'm finished on this one and going back to add some detail to the New Order. 

Big Owl

Another painting in my Neil Gaiman American Gods series, Big Owl is a malicious and dangerous giant often used as a "bogeyman" in children's stories. In some Apache tribes, Big Owl also plays a more important mythological role as an early adversary of the War Twins. Like other legendary Apache beings, Big Owl is sometimes described as having human form (in this case a man-eating ogre) and other times animal form (in this case a horned owl large enough to carry off a child.)

To see the final few steps read on after the break.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Oil Painting Work in Progress: Owl 6

  I've been doing more thinking and watching paint dry than painting lately. I have made a little more progress and here is where I am right now. 

After my last post I applied a thin glaze of blue to the background and the clothing.

Here I darkened the clothing even more so I could add more color on top and create more contrast.

Intensifying the color and contrast everywhere. Still not sure about the background. I need to either go with the impressionistic brush stokes everywhere or nowhere. 

Here I'm adding some color over the dark clothing. Time to do some more thinking now.

Monday, October 30, 2017

New Oil Painting Work in Progress: Owl 5

The process is slowing down a little now that I am going to more stand oil in my medium mix.

Here is the painting as it sits on my easel today.

Yesterday I worked on the shadow areas of the clothing still using impressionistic brush strokes and then today I glazed the background and clothing with my stand oil and turpentine mixture with a tint of  Ultramarine Blue added in as a glaze. Then in the top image I added more detail to the head to make it stand out a little more. I think I need to add some more color to his robe but I'm debating about that as it dries.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

New Oil Painting Work in Progress: Owl 3

I made a lot of progress today. I switched to Stand Oil and turpentine for my medium today

To see the step by step photos of my progress read on after the break.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Oil Painting Work in Progress: Owl 2

Now that I got started on this painting, it's coming along nicely. I guess the hard part is always putting that first brush full of paint to the canvas and then it just takes off in its own direction.
Here is the painting as I am looking at it right now.

There have been some major composition changes already, 
to see the step by step photos read on after the break.