Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hawaiian beach

Hawaiian Beach 24 X 30 Acrylic

This last weekend I stopped my current projects to get this done in a hurry.  Originally I was asked for ideas on making a board for my bosses birthday, like she makes for us. Here is an idea of what that looks like, it's at the very bottom of the post Valentines day and my birthday. This seemed boring, and yet time consuming.  A quick discussion with a co-worker validated my thought of doing something a bit more permanent and lasting with my time. 

My boss not only loves Hawaii, but rainbows, not the "hi, I live an alternative lifestyle" rainbow but the promise of God to never flood the earth again kind.  Since I was looking for an honest rainbow, I went with the most translucent and iridescent representation I could.  Also, I feel it is important to let you know that the beach is really not so yellow in reality, but I'm having a challenging time with color correcting here.

The base was done with an airbrush, along with the clouds and the rainbow.  The rest of the painting was done with traditional brush work. 

What ever you do, give it your best. Find the beauty in the world around you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Barbie Fairy

My niece was looking for her wall to be painted, but since there might be a move in her future, a hanging piece was much more suitable.

She will be five, and has decided that Barbie is one of her favorites.  My new software for cropping and adjusting the camera distortion is something I'm still working on.