A new video as been posted to my YouTube channel. I’ve gone back to my “roots” to paint you a bunch of trees by a river. Ah, words can be so…pun, can’t they? The video is a simple and straight forward look at how I painted “Fog River” and I hope you enjoy it.
I completed this video in between painting sessions of my latest work. A large movie-themed work that focuses on – you guessed it – the Goonies. The challenge this time is incorporating 11 figures to work together to create a cohesive composition. My inspiration for this was none other than Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt painted “The Night Watch” and in that work he successfully stacked figures from front-to-back as opposed to left-to-right. So I borrowed from this idea to stack my characters in such a manner that hopefully the viewer is not overwhelmed when looking for the center of interest. I don’t want to give away too much about the painting until I’m farther along. I want this to be a surprise and unveiled to unbiased eyes. I love this movie so much and I’m working hard to do it justice. I hope to have it done by Halloween.
That’s all for now, I have to get back to the painting. Check back later. Thanks for hanging out!