Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"The Water Bearer" painting

This is one of my recent paintings titled "The Water Bearer" 
It's acrylic on 24x36 in. stretched canvas.  The idea behind this painting came from wanting to know more about the astrological signs.  I did some research and decided that I would do a series of 12 paintings based off of the astrological signs.  I'm sorry but I'm not going to focus on the new sign at all.  Mainly because it reduces my sign (scorpio) down to a measly few days and puts me into a different sign which I dislike very much!   "The Water Bearer" is based off of the signs and symbols of Aquarius.  I'm excited to start the rest of the series :) 

"The Water Bearer" 2012 (c) stephanie allison
I also started two new paintings that I have in mind for an upcoming group show in April.  I just wish I had more time to paint!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Collaboration with Tammy Mae Moon

The lovely and talented painter, Moon Spiral Art (Tammy Mae Moon) and I are collaborating on two new pieces. We are each starting one painting, then shipping it to each other to complete the other half. This is the first time that we have collaborated together and it's turning out to be a lot of fun so far. In fact this is the first collaboration that I have done and I hope to do more in the future because I'm enjoying the process very much! 

Today she posted a blog on the process of the first painting in which she's working on and you can view her progression shots ->  HERE 

Here is what I've been working on:

 I drew my image directly on the canvas panel and then got carried away while watching the Grammy's and didn't take many progress shots....  

initial rough sketch

starting to apply skin tones which in my case is grey skin 

adding some leaf/feather details to the shoulder

adding some more detail, playing around with the color scheme.  

The finished image is in my head, however the colors are usually something that comes to me while i'm creating her.  This is just a few hours of work, still lots to do!!  I can't wait to see how these paintings will turn out when completed!