Saving GracePosted by Yvan August 21, 2014 Leave a comment
Another magazine page transformation. Mixed-media using acrylic paint, collage, and sharpie marker. I had fun with pattern and texture with this one.
Culture WarsPosted by Yvan June 21, 2014 Leave a comment
A collage of magazine photos from various sources, acrylic paint, Sharpie marker on heavy double-width magazine page. Approx. 11.5×20″ The base page was the cover of a magazine that stated “Culture Issue” with a fold-under flap with advertisement. This was gessoed over and quartered with acrylic paint covering all but the word “Culture” (“Wars” was drawn over the gesso). Words, phrases, photos and illustrations were gleaned from my considerable cache of old magazines. Final drawn details added with acrylic paint and Sharpie marker.
Items to note: I found several figures with an “open arms” pose and then realized they all emulated the crucifixion pose… especially the lady below the circle. Then I noticed that the lines I added above the skulls made them appear to be moving or shaking…. I think they are protesting the treatment of the poor souls who used to posses them!
Oregon High DesertPosted by Yvan June 14, 2014 Leave a comment
Oregon High Desert
Referenced a photo of Three Sisters mountains in Eastern Oregon found on SuperStock.com and added some late spring colors referenced from a photo by Mike Putnam Photography of Steens Mountain area.
Seychelles BeachPosted by Yvan June 13, 2014 Leave a comment
This was painted during service at Anawim’s Gresham church. I found the source photo in an old Brides magazine touting this beach as the perfect honeymoon spot.
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Mexican BeachPosted by Yvan June 12, 2014 Leave a comment
I am loving the Thick Glossy oil preset brush of ArtRage 4! I found a nice reference photo of the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The painting took only about an hour. If only a traditional oil painting could be made that fast, heh.
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