Friday, February 29, 2008

Finished


Just wanted to post the finished result on this lathart project.


Chris

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Painted The Sky And Barn


After I had painted the sky a shade of blue, I have to say that I was somewhat dissatisfied. The tone just wasn't working with all of darker shades in this picture. I've always loved to watch a good thunderstorm creep across a blue sky, and when I decided to give it a shot in this picture, everything just seemed to come together. I tried to give the metal roof of the barn in the background a rusty look. I think I am going to matte the picture with the grey from the sky, and I painted the frames the color of the hay field in the back.


Chris

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Today's Progression


Painted the horse today, and will probably do the sky and barn tommorow. I am also considering a round hay bail in the back field.


Chris

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Painting


I've been experimenting with the oil paints. Especially noticed that I have to be extremely conservative when I add darker colors while in the proccess of of mixing to obtain a desired color. It can change the tone a great deal, but with a little patience and some wasted paint from my failed attempts, I'm managing to get where I want with it. Once I get a paticular color, I dilute it with orderless mineral spirits so that it gives the wood a stained affect. Just learning and creating. I like to place the frames around the picture occasionaly as I go, in order to help me decide what colors I am going to pull from the picture for the small matte pieces and the frame itself.


Chris

1st lathart picture


Just wanted to post a picture of my first lathart project. I did this one for my in-laws restaurant. This is a family business that my wife and I operate with her parents. This picture is diplayed on one of the walls at the restaurant.


Chris

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sneak Peek


Just wanted to post a progressional shot of my latest piece. I stack cut this one so that I would have two finished pieces in the end. This is something I will elaborate upon more when I fine tune the process. I will also post a step by step on one of the pieces, but until then I want to give some sneak peeks of my adventures in wood lath art. I wish that I had more time, because I am thoroughly enjoying this stuff, and hope to create a collection and style of my own. I will be using oil paint on this one. Still missing a few pieces; have to finish the barn in the background. The color will really bring it to life.


Chris


Monday, February 4, 2008

Just Completed


The Ideas are really rolling in my head. This is something I put together last week. I've got about four other drawings that I am working with, and am going to start drawing up my rendition of Tom's plein air painting of the boat on the beach, which is located down a few posts on this page. I think I might post this in progression, with a pattern, to give a more detailed explanation of the process that I use to create my work, and to give interested viewers a chance to try this magnificent art form.

Chris