Saturday, February 27, 2010

I found some new crackle at the store the other day and I was so excited! I've been looking for one that gives more of a cracked glaze look and this is my first attempt. It is a little harder to use than the weathered wood crackle because you really have to layer it on thick. If there are any areas that have don't have enough medium it makes tiny cracks that aren't as noticeable. If you click on the picture you can see the details better. My next project is to combine the two different crackle techniques and see what happens.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Computer Sketching

I've been doing computer sketches of some ideas I have. What do you think? I want to use my tree image over patterned backgrounds. I'm not expecting the paintings to look exactly like these, but I thought it would give me a good idea before all the effort.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Here are some of my most recent paintings. I was inspired by the simple graphic pictures and logos. You can't really tell, but the one on the left has textured bark from the crackle. I'm not so sure about the flatness of the dark blue background, but I thought I would try something different.