I've happily been painting away on several new pieces this past month, and playing with ideas for future works. Lately I've felt like expanding beyond my usual imagery and I am very excited! Below are some paintings in progress and a couple sketches in oil.
Above is an in-progress 14" x 11" painting of the lovely Charlotte Treuse. I'm considering gilding the entire background in gold.
This is a detail of a 36" x 48" oil painting currently on my easel. The head here is approximately life sized. The composition is after a smaller sketch I did last year at 9" x 12".
Here's a little 7" x 5" oval I decided to play with. It's maybe not as blue as this photo, done only in black and white. I'm not sure if I want to leave it as monochromatic, or treat it as an underpainting for a full color portrait.
The above image is a small sketch, maybe 9" high, to work out a composition for a larger painting. I love the idea of a painting conveying the feeling of flight, and I may add an indication of the inside of a tent in the distance to convey more height.
Here is another instance of me playing with ideas on a tiny scale. I love the way the shadow in the background is a somewhat menacing figure, and I am very influenced by Erte's Symphony in Black.
Finally, another work in progress Venusian Queen. I am trying some new things with this one with LED lights and a futuristic costume.
I'm enjoying 2015 as a year to expand and challenge myself! Cheers~