My living room, which has become more studio then living room, is a game of rotating, musical easels. The two paintings on the floor have been relegated to the back burner for now, as I need to complete the commissioned Brown Bear painting on the easel on the right, and proceed with the commissioned Blackfoot Sacred Heart Icon on the left. The two paintings on the floor need to be completed in time for submission to the 2017 Sooke Fine Arts Show.
I'm in the final stretch with the Brown Bear, working in the wood grain details.
I just got the icon design inked in this morning. There will be adjustments as I move forward and as I begin to block in the base colours.
Brown Bear - April 1, 2017
I'm making progress with the 36" x 36" Brown Bear commission. I've started on the wood grain and cracking, but have a bit of undertone glazing to complete before getting in the extensive wood grain of this totem (at the Capilano Suspension Bridge park).
The past week had a few hurdles as a self employed artist. The banks just make things so difficult for self-employed persons. And utilities expect their payments on schedule even though art income doesn't come in as initially expected. Fortunately, I was invited to do a Icon Presentation and a 1-day Icon Workshop in Vancouver this past weekend.