Sunday, May 2, 2021

Work in progress


Third attempt at digital art.

Progress over time:

Session 1

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

"Beach Day"

Second attempt at digital art.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

"Maison Bertaux Revisited"

I've been wanting to try my hand at some digital art. As a result, took my painting "Maison Bertaux" and tried to squash it into ArtRage 6 to see what would happen.  After shaking it around, banging it on the desk, and playing around for a couple of hours, I came up with this monster.  I'm not sure if it is genius or a four year old did it.  What ever the case, it's Dave's first digital art!  (Don't look at it too long; it'll give you a headache)

Sunday, September 27, 2020

"Skirts on Fire"


One of the performers that march the The All Souls Procession each year is a group of Flamenco dancers. As they march, the wave their skirts back and forth very vigorously, to the point it looks like they are on fire. It has made such an impression on me that I decided that I had to paint them. To be honest, it has been a difficult painting to pull off, but i think it has finally come together.

Progress over time:

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Final

Sunday, May 24, 2020

"Maison Bertaux"



This painting is a scene from a recent trip to London. While in the Soho region of London, I came across a charming French cafe. After stopping for coffee, I took a few pictures and wandered on my way. Later that night, looking through my pictures, I found the perfect painting to go with my European street scenes.

During the execution of the painting, I tried something new. In the past, I’ve leaned heavily on a pigment called Transparent Oxide Brown. This though always left a orange/brown cast to my paintings. This time, though, I replaced the pigment on my palette with Transparent Oxide Red. It has made for a wonderful, more colorful painting.

Progress over time:

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Session 8
Final

Sunday, June 16, 2019

"Selfie"


This is the second in my series inspired by the All Souls Procession, an annual event in Tucson, Arizona celebrating and remembering those who have passed on. This piece is a companion to "Mirror", a similar piece, showing someone in sugar skull makeup looking in a mirror. This is a self portrait.

Progress over time:

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Final