Monday, February 1, 2010

Week Four - Tree of Creativity

(9x12) Ink & Acrylic on Canvas

This tree was a last minute decision, and it was finished just a few minutes late, hopefully it will still be accepted.  If they check their email tomorrow and are not sticklers about the time stamp on the email.  I really enjoyed doing this piece, but I also really got frustrated in this process.  If it could go wrong, it did.  I was interrupted many many times, and then when I did have uninterrupted time I blew a fuse and fought with paint that really didn't want to dry quickly at all.
I must say, deadlines really make me push myself to get things done.  Airbrush is a fun way to paint, and yet it can be very time consuming. I tried to hand paint the tree over the ink back ground, but the ink was lifted up every time I tried to lay the paint over it, so airbrush was the way to go.

Here are some of the in process pictures, just to give you an idea.
This is the back ground, which was a process in and of itself.  More on that in a later blog.

Using the template to lay down the colors.

Hair dryers can be such a great help when under a time crunch, but do not forget to clean your equipment when you are done.  You should never be in such a hurry that you do not clean your equipment.  Hardened paint destroys brushes, and airbrushes alike.   


  1. Very cool! You're super talented.

  2. Good finished project, I really hope they except it.
    Keep up the good work!

  3. Thank you both, I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear back.

  4. I get a copy nananananana!!!
    I can't wait to hang this beauty up on my wall!!

  5. This was very interesting and I love your unique style