Commissions and etc.
I’ve finally updated the Commissions Gallery, please go check it out. The occassion was called for by a recent project, my first acrylic painting in over two years, based on Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. While I was never particularly struck by the book and I’ve no particular interest in montrous fish, the item was intended as a gift for an avid fisherman (also my brother-in-law). And while the content of the picture wasn’t quite enough to get me excited, I’ll admit that I was psyched for an opporunity to try my hand at an ocean scene. Living in Colorado, it comes much more naturally to get stuck on “dry” landscapes, and this was a welcome challenge. I actually repainted both the sky and the ocean several times, but by the end I feel like I had a much better grasp on it and I’m really pretty pleased with the result. The marlin looks pretty marlin-ish too, so that’s a bonus.
The Old Man and the Sea
In other news, I’ve constantly got a dozen or so projects on the backburner (I could fill a kitchen with ovens just for the backburners), so stay tuned for my next endeavor.