New work in progress, "Quiet Moment", Acrylic on Gallery Canvas, 30" x 15"
Still wrapping up some of the details and color, but this one is close enough to include in this weeks newsletter, and will be shown next week at Open Studios :)
And as per usual, below are the many steps taken to get to this current stage- Click on any image below to start the slideshow :)
This one will be finished and shown alongside about 20 other pieces next weekend at SF Open Studios!! (See below and in the preceding post for details.)
See you all next week!
Shameless Promotional News Bulletin!
I will be participating this year in 'San Francisco Open Studios', a city-wide event featuring hundreds of artists showing their works either in prearranged locations across town, or in their own private studios.
I will be out at 1668 Bush Street at the Imago Dei Gallery right next to and connected to the Trinity Church, on the corner of Gough Street in San Francisco. I will be joined by Richard Menendez and Leon Sun, also participating artists.
Come on out for some coffee, tea, some Ritz crackers and fantastic new art!! I will have between 15-20 works on display, including 6 to 7 new pieces and prints as well! If you are free on this weekend and can drop by, it would be great to see you.
Check out the Artspan link below for more details on the larger event:
Thanks everybody, and hope to see you there!
Here 's a fun new and evolving project; a Frankenstein's Monster Portrait!
Still working out what the final composition will be, so here are a few possible directions for where this project will go, including the film references used to get there:
This 1st idea is taken from a candid shot of Boris Karloff in between takes on the set for the original Frankenstein film in 1931, having a smoke and a cup of tea. I thought it would be fun play with the color a little in Photoshop. Below the image is the original photo and black and white rendering, before adding color:
Next up is a straight forward portrait of Karloff as the Monster, taken from a still of the original film; after the sketching I made some rough coloring and highlights in Photoshop to get a sense of what a painting might look like.
Here are the photo references and black and white treatment before the colorized version:
And here is the last one I worked out so far, also taken from a film still, this time from 'Bride Of Frankenstein':
Here are the photo references and the pre-Photoshop highlights:
This one is still evolving, so drop me a line with your thoughts!
Peace to Everyone.
Andrew Carson is a local Bay Area artist with a focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy artwork, as well as landscapes, animal and pet portraits!