Saturday, October 18, 2008

Peek-a-boo Pisces!

HI all,

It has been a very busy few weeks for me. A few updates for you:

- Cosi: As you may know, I had 11 paintings up at their 44th and 3rd avenue location from July 15-October 15. They were interested in showing more of my work so I swapped out 8 paintings and put in 9 brand, spanking new ones. The new ones are from my Zodiac series.

This blog post is dedicated to PISCES.

- 3 more paintings to go to finished the Zodiac series! I'll unveil the rest of the 9 that are complete one-by-one on my blog. The rest of the series should be done by the end of the year since schoolwork is starting to kick into gear :(

- Also I have to start and finish five 3''x3'' canvas' soon for a big group show in Atlanta. The theme of the show is Memories and Moments. For my submission, my theme will be Birthdays. I'll post pics of the set when they are complete.

Now ladies and gents, for one of the newest Hunter's Pisces...from beginning to end. Enjoy and as always, I would love to hear your thoughts! Take care!

See below how it evolved from a blank canvas:

(If you can't view the graphic below, you can click here:

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hello Gemini!

Hi there,

I'm pleased to announce the completion of the fourth painting in my Zodiac series:

May 22 - June 21
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
20'' x 20''

In choosing what kind of object I would place the constellation in, I had to think of something interesting that had two points of interest. Fortuntely, a watch came to mind where I could use the hour and minute hand as support for each part of the Gemini constellation.

As the painting progressed I wasn't sure where I was going to place the hands of the clock to make sure the constellation was placed properly. Using the dates for Gemini helped a lot. You'll notice that one hand of the clock is between 5 and 6 while the other hand is between 6 and 7. The dates for Gemini is May 22 to June 21.

Here I want to stress that the objects I'm choosing for this series has next to nothing to do with the characteristics of the sign. If it seems to fix, great, if not, I want to at least create something interesting. There are two components to the painting that I am incorporating from my research on each of the signs: 1) is the constellation 2) is the colors associated with the sign. For Gemini for example, its colors are yellow and light blue. The my Virgo painting it was blue, Cancer-silver, Aries-deep red.

With all of my paintings, it always interesting to see it evolve before my eyes. Going forward, I'll try to share that experience with you. At least for the rest of the Zodiac series, I'll post 'in progress' shots so you can also see each work evolve from a sketch to a finished painting.

Thanks for reading and keep checking here (or wait for my email) when the next painting is done.