Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Show and Tell #001

Howdy, y'all. This is a recent painting, an oil on masonite. I love painting on masonite but have recently purchased about $600 in linen and stretchers. Rabbit skin glue and oil primer. There is no way getting around the mess. But have you priced out prestretched oil primed linen canvas. Yow! This is a painting of an artist friend named Bill Brinker. The image is of him at an art show, doing what artists do at these shows. The title is Artist/Pearls. 24"x30". It has been accepted into the International Salon show in San Antonio, Tx in May. It is great getting into shows, but when you add up all the cost, it is not cheap. I guess the hope is always to get exposure. -Steve


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a fine painting. I like your composition. The figure work seems spot on. Excellent!

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zazu. This is good too. Which one of you did this? Direct painting or is there some glazing? Photo or model? Time to finish?

11:01 AM  
Blogger hoffman, steve and....henry said...

Zazu. I, who sign the bottom as Steve, did it. Direct painting. No glazin'. Photo and model. I make a color study from the posed figure in pastel to make notes regarding the nuanced colors. Esp. in the shadows. Then I finish the work from a photo. It took about 40 hrs. Slow. Thanks.

1:35 PM  

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