Thursday, January 30, 2014

oil progress

I took a picture with my webcam while I was painting today. Thought I would share an update of how my oil painting is going. The body is giving me some troubles.. Going to finish this one up this week I am hoping and get started on some other work.

Taking photos of my progress kind of helps me to step back and see what I still need to fix. Fixing the body and also fixing the muzzle along the nose for sure. Adding some grass that he is eating also.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Photo dump (Underneath) Melting Wax Head

I added a few of the photos from my melting wax head project that I did.  It is a beeswax cast of a head I sculpted over a shiny aluminum head shape that I cast.  The process took around four hours. I documented with photo and video. I may do another melting of this one this semester.

 Check out more of the photos on this page:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Final Semester Progress Update #1

I thought it might be a good idea to post some of my progress this semester. I have been very busy. I jumped right into finishing where I left off last semester. I planned over the winter break and rewrote a lot of things like my artist statement and bio. I also did a lot of sketching and planning. As soon as the semester started I got to work finishing my melting platform.

I melted the first wax head. (The one with the aluminum core). I found that the aluminum pulled the heat out of the wax quickly once I got down to the final layer.  I also melted another chocolate cow.

I have well over 50GB of video footage from the melting process. I plan to spend a lot of time in the next few weeks editing it down and seeing if it is presentable in that format. I also have photos which I plan to post later tonight.

For oil painting I started out by beginning a new painting to go along side of my drooling dog painting. It is the same size and format. 32x34. I would like to see these two together with possibly a projector projecting dripping water/drool from them.  The cow is still in progress. I plan to add some food in his mouth. (He was eating some kind of weed or grass when I took the reference photo). I also plan to add more detail and contrast. This is still pretty early on.