The Knarr Ormen Korte receives the first of the brass plaques I have had made, and in so doing becomes the first piece to be officially finalized! This piece will be on display in a group show at Found Gallery on Piedmont starting May 15th.
The RSS Taiji is nearing completion! I have recently acquired a Masterson Stay-Wet pallette, which keeps acrylic paint wet for days! That, and the revelation that glazing medium exists, and we are looking at some serious game changers...
Watching The Cove, a documentary about a tragic yearly dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, I was struck with a sense of purpose (no, not porpoise), and decided to act on it a bit. While I'm not in a position to join up with Sea Shepard and travel overseas to risk life and limb in protest like the heros in the film did, I am in the position to paint some horrendous dolphin monsters attacking a vulnerable ship in a storm. So I will.
Here are the original collection of sketches that I dropped into PS and worked out into a pretty usable composition, as well as the color comp of the sky and water to set the mood for the painting. The board is all masked and prepped to go... More to follow.