Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blue Tango


Blue Tango
Acrylic on Canvas
2009


Blue Tango has the overall feel I had imagined... but I think, again, I became too representational. I was thinking of more simplified shaped figures... like Violin Dreams... but this one landed smack in the middle of expressionism.


My solo art exhibit at the Scale House Brewery gets hung tomorrow. So this baby is done.
More of my work is uploaded at Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheridelia/


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Violin Dreams


Violin Dreams
Acrylic on Canvas
16x20
2009


I love this one. I didn't let myself feel self-defensive and unsure about the painting... just went with it. She had snake arms... but in the original drawing I was trying to show the movement... and the violinist was moving too fast for me to get a hand positioning.
Its such a freedom to not worry about realism and just have fun with color and let myself get lost in the movement from one color to the next, from shadows to highlight, and manipulating depth... moving it forward and backward. Not that there wasn't lot of frustration along the way.... at one point the entire thing was way too pink... there were several transitions along the way. Not easy... but when it works... it works!

This one lifts my spirit when I look at it. I hope it will for others too.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

new artwork in the works....


I've got 2 new paintings and 1 new digital illustration on the burner.

The first is Tango inspired. Tentative title "Tango Dreams".

Here's the very 1st canvas sketch. Her legs will be longer and his torso will be shorter in the final version.... lots of swirling colors...






Here's a sketch I drew while enjoying a live jazz trio in a Frederick, Maryland cafe. The actual Violinist had clothes on... and hands :)







Working off the original sketch above --- here's the canvas sketch - - - Title will probably be "Violin Dreams". It might look dreamy... I have colorful ideas and other things floating in my head for this one..... to be continued.

I just googled the violist's name and found that the name of the jazz trio is also Violin Dreams!