Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Ultimate

I recently finished this commission of the late Tommy Bolin! It was acrylic on canvas...around 3'x5' this was a monster to work through, but a real joy to paint. The rendering of the figure in smoke clouds was challenging, a lot of push & pull. I learned a lot about adapting my technique to a considerably larger surface area and actually found it to be more comfortable! I can really easily become a prisoner of noodling in the details, working big forced me to focus more on shapes as a whole; using bigger brushes and strokes. I dug painting tribute to one of the ultimate guitarists in Rock n' Roll.


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