Sunday, May 13, 2012

Steamboat Springs, CO

The latest edition to my chairlift series has been born!
This composition comes from a trip Phil and I took to Steamboat, back in '06, maybe '05. Man, time flies when you're having fun!
This painting is acrylic an spray paint. It measures 24" x 34." Look below as I demonstrate my process.
I start with a photo. I sketch out the photo. Then I sketch the image lightly on the canvas. Then I tape out the parts I want to spray paint.

I build a stencil from the masking tape and an exact knife.

Then I apply the spray paint. After which I remove the tape and Voila!
The actually painting, with brushes, starts somewhere in the middle.
This is the part where Phil gets scared because he thinks the painting looks like crap.
And I always agree with him, but the more paint I apply the better it looks.
Until one day when I've had enough.
I paint the sides and sign the back.
And admire it from all angles.

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