I’m pleased to announce that this blog is evolving into something more.
That is, it’s becoming a webpage of its own.
This website is the next step.
It will still be updated on Mondays.
There will still be a Short of the Week every Wednesday.
There will still be guest posts.
There will be differences, of course.
In aesthetics. In quality. In output.
But the core of the website is still the same.
I’m still the one writing it, after all.
Come check out my new home.
Finally got around to doing some painting this week. My kitchen was looking a little sparse art-wise, so I whipped up this bad boy.
That’d do, painting. That’ll do.
We eat a lot of pork in my house.
I tried something a little different with this painting, in that it’s on canvas. Normally, I like to paint on canvas or watercolor paper, as it’s a lot cheaper.
I stepped up to the plate though and put this one down on canvas. Of course, I practiced it a bunch of times before I made the final.
Here’s a few of the drafts if you’re curious.
I wanted to do a painting based on the different cuts of pork.
Once I got the shape down, I did some experimenting with color. I wanted the pig to look like it’s been cooked.
This was one of the first attempts. Things were a little too tight for me, so I made the spaces between the cuts wider in the final.
This one looks a little more red, but that’s because I only did one coat on this one instead of the two I did on the final.
This one is hanging in the kitchen, so I’m afraid it’s not for sale.
This month’s guest post is by none other than my little sister Maria Theebs.
For her entire life, Maria has been interested in art. I’ve watched her style mature and develop as the years have gone on. I’m immensely proud (and jealous) of my younger sister’s talent, and feel especially fortunate because I have gotten to watch her evolve as an artist.
Here’s a small selection of her immense body of work:
My art focuses on experimenting with different mediums, color schemes, and principles of design. I try to blend realism and surrealism in my work to reflect the nature of my imagination. I want my viewers to look at my art and be inspired to explore their own creativity, as my art helps me explore who I am and who I want to be.
I’ve been doing some painting in my free time. This one started out life as a doodle, then grew into a proper painting. I wanted to explore the concept of insanity, specifically the precise point in time when a person snaps. I definitely tried to capture that moment with this painting, which I’ve titled Moment of Madness.
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.”
Again, I’ve decided to include pictures of the painting in progress, including the sketch that sparked the concept.
The initial doodle.
The face. Things felt a little sparse, so I thought long and hard about how to jazz things up.
I decided to add some ha’s. This still looked pretty sparse, so I decided to fill it out.
Sometimes I like to paint. I’m no expert, but I find it very relaxing so I do it when the mood strikes me.
I figured I might as well share my paintings on my blog, instead of just letting them sit in my portfolio gathering dust.
In addition to showing off the final work, I also thought it would be cool to show some pictures of the concept art, in order to give you all an idea of how the painting developed.
The first painting I’m sharing is called “Bear.”
Getting the shape of the bear down
I explored the idea of throwing in some cubs as well.
The finished product!