Sunday, July 31, 2011

macgyver light

at home depot you can buy all diffident kinds of pvc pipes and connectors .for about 12 bucks i was able to put together this simple frame work .I bough some cheep clamp lights and electrical taped them onto the frame so that they would stay put .So far I am really happy with it .I put a 75 watt daylight bulb at the top and 40 at the bottom so its not cooking me while i work next to it .the foot part is simple and flat so its not in the way at all .I didn't glue any of it so i can expand it or shrink it if i needed .I may at some point need to glue the T joint connecting the bottom to the top part just for stability.I used a foot pedal  button extension cord to make it easy to turn on and off. Its not pretty but its cheap, simple to customize, lightweight and portable:)

Buffa Lo-Fi complete

   I had to get together a piece of art for an art show and what a great reason to pull up my socks light a fire under my ass and get this thing finished !

I finally got my studio set up in a way that i had good light and decent space to leave things where they need to be and with access to everything. I made a McGyver spot light as well to create decent mobile lighting so i could paint morning noon and night with out needing daylight. I will share the creation of that in another post .

   I  started this thing 2 years ago and then it collected dust for a very long time!I really didn't know how to tackle such a big piece of art (4'x3' ). It really gave me a headache just contemplating it but you know how you paint a big painting ? Big brushes! who knew? ha-ha!! the smallest brush i used was a 1/4 inch wedge brush 3/4 flat comb brush  but the biggest and most used brush was 2 inch house painting brush .what a massive learning experience and confidence builder for painting larger pieces .

I got a lot of great mentoring through this project from my pal Joe ! thanks Joe !!Special thanks to Maisy doodle for keeping my studio free of squirrels !

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

200th post!! / speed paint -caravan

wow 200 posts.It kinda fun to look back through the art sediment layers and see the mini-eras even in the short span of a few years . here is to many more posts and a lot more learning ! thank you to all who have given me support and swung by to check out Stuff I Drood!

Monday, July 11, 2011

plein air painting for lunch today

ahhhh this was a lot of fun and very relaxing . as usually scanning them makes them look like butt but here they are anyway :)

a quick learning paint over

Friday, July 8, 2011

Trail.weekly speed painting

a couple hours . did some quick thumb nailing on paper then scaled and squashed it into what i wanted .

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Orbit 2

about an hour . hes embarking on a salvage mission .what will he find ? treasure ? death ? super death treasure?

Monday, July 4, 2011

target lock

bulls eye

Spy plane

Jet Pack



mobile Artillery