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Monday, May 30, 2011

Eagle Gate

I finished this piece a few days ago. It is a painting of the eagle gate plaza in Salt Lake. The bridge spans a six lane road through the city. This is actually the third version of this particular sculpture. My friends father built this version on the 1960's and my friend remembers it sitting in his fathers shop in pieces. The picture is a bit fussy sorry. I like using a very limited color  palette with these types of painting  as I want to capture the rich texture of the cityscape by reducing distractions that come with a full color palette and trying to paint it like it is a photo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eagle Gate Progress

This is a painting of a sculpture called Eagle Gate that spans state street (a 6 lane road). I am making a little faster progress now that I have mapped out the perspective which took a while but has proven worth the effort. I am getting ready to really go to town with bringing in the texture wish me luck.

Friday, May 13, 2011


This is a small mixed media piece I recently finished using recycled magazine pages. I thought the soft silhouette was most fitting for the subject matter. Being only 8x10 and fairly simple shapes as well as shading it went really fast. I was able to complete the whole piece in about 5 hours which is lightening fast for this type of piece. Some of the larger more complicated pieces can take 50 or more hours to complete.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Central Park West

I just finished this piece, something a little different from what I have been doing. This is from a photo I took in Central Park its the view from my friends favorite picnic spot. It took a lot of pushing and pulling the tones to get the effect to work but I m happy with it.