Okay, so 2013 ended and I've started a new blog called: Brighter days.
|To continue following this bear of an artist's journey|
go to: www.becklaneartist42.blogspot.com
|..and this is what I get to come home to.......|
|Hot and hopeful - July 6th weekend |
"Marge and Pepe" and "Vudu Sister" side by side
|Up and fini July 7th|
|Detail pic of "Vudu Sister".|
|"Marge and Pepe" and "Melanie" |
sitting side by side July14th.
|...and in constant motion. Up, down, round, round - |
the work is always finding new places to be seen in the studio.
| Bugsy enjoying his new perch - |
"I can see the whole world from up here....
even da mommy."
|"Marge and Pepe" fini July 14. |
(Pic looks a bit wonky -
photo taken with the painting hanging upside down)
|Hiding his head from the oppressive humidity.|
This is what a pup looks like when they're melting in
100 plus degree heat.
|Getting ready to prep two new canvas' |
for a duel portrait project. Pic taken July 20th.
|All prepped: masonite for a painting called "Black raven" |
and the two new canvas' for a duel portrait project
ready to go July 20th.
|Laying out "Black raven" |
pic taken Sat. July 20th.
|..and a little while later.|
|As of Sun. July 21st.|
|Duel portrait project underway -|
Providence based drag artists:
"Complete Destruction" (on left) and "Videl Levidel"
|Project portrait taken before we head out the door|
for another week -
taken July 21st.
|Pretending he's laying down |
in a nice cool pond
at low tide.
|New portrait being laid out |
|Brutally hot weekend - |
not much accomplished but group shot of work
taken July 28th.
|Think I finally found the key to finish up "Un simple soldat II" -|
a piece started this winter.
|Well put Bugsy. |
With temps reaching over 110F in the studio,
July was just too hot to do anything but lay around
|My best pals.|
|Finishing up "Vudu Sister" on the right, "Melanie" started on the left.|
|The beginning of "Melanie"|
|Sketching in "Melanie"|
|The two paintings at their two different stages, side by side.|
|Her arm has been shifted up, down, side to side - like all my paintings, Melanie will go thru a lot of changes and readjustments before I allow her to settle into herself.|
|Her face is just blocked out - general ideas, basic shapes and colors. She's looking a little too wide eyed to be taken seriously right now but it's a good base to work from.|
|Stick figure outlines (aerosol) of "Melanie"|
|Outlines for the figures in "Vudu Sister"|
|The start of Diane O'Connor and Keith McCurdy|
from Vudu Sister.
Oh, the block/rectangular shape at the center is a line drawing of the Courtesy Diner.
A place Keith calls his "home". See detail below:
|The end result of the last painting session - Diane's figure is looking more settled and slightly less disjointed but just abstract enough to keep the viewers eye in motion....|
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including upcoming show dates, go to :
To hear songs from Vudu Sister's latest album "Household items"
|Poor Mr. Bat - confused and stuck.|
|New painting underway|