this is a series of steps in the making of one of my last paintings, in an older post there's a drawing on the same subject matter. The model for this painting is a sculpture that i made some months ago, then you can see some steps in the process: from the sketch in charcoal and acrylic on canvas to the more precise drawing with conte' pencils, and also a digital passage in order to obtain an accurate foreshortening of the electric guitar (i used Maya in this case) . In the last picture there's some work in acrylic for the highlights, i have already started to paint in oil, next post will be about that.
i have still to go to see this exhibition at PS1, at this point i really want to go, it's an exhibition that is collecting some of the worst reviews i ever read, even worse than "Younger than Jesus" at the New Museum last year and worse of the last, completely useless, Whitney Biennial. Nobody like these kind of exhibitions, mainly populated by installations, video projections and photography, but, curators are still insisting in propose this stuff as the best possible things that people, for some arcane reason, should learn to appreciate.
i have just published an article about "Mural Painting" on this contemporary art magazine, http://artpulsemagazine.com/ i'm going to publish it soon also in this blog I'm talking about how the different graffiti techniques are evolving toward a redefinition of muralism and public art
As you can see I started to put some color, my method is monochromatic,
I work layer by layer until I reach full color.
Though it's hard to tell by this photograph I started to paint with a transparent blue in the shadows, the next step will be to add a transparent red, and subsequently a yellow, based on this combination of primary colors, I'll have very rich colors in the shadows.