“If nothing else is left, one must scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.” – Nadezhda Mandelstam

March 15, 2015
Storm

Storm, Mar 14, 2015, Oil on Canvas board, 6″ X 6″

So I’ve started working on a commission based on A Crane Called Frank. And I thought I would play with some of the oil mediums to see if they might be something I want to use in this new painting (which I’m calling Francine at the moment). I tried out Galkyd, Neo Megilp and Galkyd Gel. And in the process this small storm ensued.

And here is the beginning of Francine. I’m just building the background now. Chances are very little of this will be visible in the final painting, but we’ll see. I just need to put on a few coats of clear gesso to seal it really well and I will be ready to go.

Francine WIP

Francine WIP, Mar 14, 2015, Mixed Media, 36″ X 24″

Lastly, here are a couple of drawings from this week. One from a figure drawing class that I’m doing – no, she did not have an inordinately large head, I just messed up the scale – and a small drawing I did during the week while thinking about folded paper in preparation to begin Francine.

Model

Model, Mar 12, 2015, Charcoal on Paper, 18″ X 24″

Kids Game

Kid’s Game, Mar 10, 2015, Pen on Paper, 8″ X 10″

 

 

 

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