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Friday, June 22, 2007

Work in progress on my painting for the upcoming Circus Show

So for you who may or may not know, my buddy Joseph Galluccio and I are organizing a group show for this coming October. The theme is the circus. I'll be posting all the official info on that soon, but in the mean time I thought it might be cool to do a step by step of the piece I have to do for the show. Each artist participating in the show has to produce one 3'x5' painting for the show. So here is mine

It all started with a sketch, mostly for layout purposes. I actually sketched out all the characters individually first and then I did the crewed sketch above. If anyone is interested I can post the other sketches up later.
I decided to use a piece of MDF panel to paint on. Mostly because it is like painting on glass. I ran into some problems though. I could only find 3/4" thick MDF, I wanted 1/4" thick, mostly because the shit is real heavy. So I settled for the 3/4" stuff and bought this fancy gadget to hang the damn thing. Then I primed it which is what you see above.
After the primer dried, I sketch on my creatures. I made some modifications and added a crap load more of detail. I'm sorry for the poor quality of the photos. I just can't take a good picture.
Above an below are some close ups.

Next using oils I painted the sky, clouds, and the mountains, aka the background.
Here is a close up of the mountains.
In this photo above I started the main clowns head. Also in oils. Stay posted there will be more to come in the next couple of days. Let me know what you think. Later.


7 comments:

annie said...

are you spending more time writing about how you are doing a painting than you are acutally painting it?

snyder said...

oooooo burn

Joseph A. Dinunzio said...

Who invited the Jerk? I'd watch it Annie or I'll start a blog about your BM time.

Nattiemon said...

Looks good so far, I like the background its all bright and stuff... I think it will end up having a nice contrast with the foreground. Keep us posted

Joseph A. Dinunzio said...

Thanks nattiemon. I'm trying to keep the depth going with the colors, without blinding myself.

annie said...

ok nattiemon (gay) i know you put the nice, supportive message to make me look bad but it won't work. i'm on to you.

annie said...

this is an amazing painting--where did you get all your talent. whose idea was it to paint the sky that vibrant blue? that person is a genius