Monday, April 23, 2012

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

"Someone Cares 1"
11"x 14"  oil on canvas
$180.00  I will pay for shipping and handling.

"Someone Cares 2"
11"x14"  oil on canvas board
$180.00  I will pay for shipping and handling

The process of these paintings are going to help my local Soup Kitchen.

Don't you just love the name of this place?  Feels like warm soup on a cold day.

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen serves over 250-300 meals a day in the city of Costa Mesa. They serve meals to the many homeless, unemployed, working poor, mentally and physically challenged, senior citizens and children. For more information please go to

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dining Room Ceiling

This is the progression of a painted ceiling. 
The bottom sketch was submitted to the designer and homeowner.  The sketch was drawn to scale from blueprints.
I then blew up my drawing and perforated it with a tool and used charcoal bags for a pounce pattern to transfer onto the ceiling.
Then I lightly drew with a pencil my outlines and wiped the charcoal off.
Then I get to paint!
I made a stencil for the border, and connected the lines with a small paint brush, and put in the shadow tone.
At the end, I put a light antique wash to warm up and bring continuity to the painted space.