Genesis Re-visited

Alright, so the company that I was planning on getting my canvas from for the Genesis inspired painting sadly does not ship large canvases.  😦

This is upsetting because all the local stores are twice or more the freaking price.


So, this leaves me with two options

1-suck it up and accept the price gouging


2-build and stretch my own canvas

Either way, it’s going to take longer than I had anticipated.

I’ll let you know what I decide; in the meantime, here’s a peek at the concept drawing for the piece.

You’ll have to wait until I start painting to see it in color.



Quick Update

As you may or may not know, I’ve been doing some research for a new painting.

I don’t want to say too much  just yet because I’ve only finished the preliminary sketches for the piece but, I will tell you that is based on Genesis

and will be painted on a 48″x48″ sized canvas assuming I have no problem getting it shipped.

You’ll have to wait for more details.



pretty prints


Here are the prints I’ve been working on lately.

The betta fish piece was a trial run of printing on painted paper. I thought the multicolored effect suited the fish.

I had it painted from a previous project I was working on and hadn’t used.

It’s painted with watercolors, salt for effect, and cheese cloth for texture.

At the moment, there are only two using this background effect, but I plan on doing up more sometime in the near future.

Next, my Magnolia’s.

I wanted to do something with a subtler touch, so I went with yellow, white, and silver.

Finally, the pomegranate.

I wanted this piece to be rich and warm so I went with red and gold.

All in all, I think they turned out pretty well.

Here they are laid out to dry.

Well, that’s it for today.

I’m off to work on something new though I  don’t yet know what.



Print & Press

Well, I attempted the hand coloring of the magnolia prints but didn’t like them.

They didn’t pop like I wanted them to, so I’m leaving them black and white.

After that, I mounted the lino on to wooden blocks and pressed them down with my detergent bottle.

I also did the first printing of the pomegranate block print.

It didn’t turn out as crisp as I wanted it to, but it’s fine it gave me some idea of what to do when I do the good prints.

Here are the pics.

Oh, and I included pictures of the actual magnolia and betta blocks.

I’ll be posting more pomegranate prints soon.

Well, Cheers and have a good weekend.