Friday, April 30, 2010

Day Six

More knotwork on day Six. Started on the side frame blocks. Work tonight was difficult, as there was as much planning as there was drawing. Still a few tweaks to be made to the spacing, but this knotwork will continue around he framework and in the central areas. I am experimenting with other designs, but think this one looks the best. I am hoping to put in some serious time this weekend. Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day Five. The knotwork has begun!

Worked for only 2 hours tonight. Finished the framework on panel three and began the medallions back on panel one. There will be a total of four medallions on each piece, occupying the large circles, and smaller medallions in the center and the corners. This first went off without a hitch. It took about 45 minutes from start to finish, so you can imagine how much time the entire work will take. The newest photos show the latest progress.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day Four, third panel

Its day four, and I have completed about half of the frame blocking on panel three. Here is a close up the panel by itself and one of all three. should be able to finish this third one tomorrow, and then clean up and start planning the medallions and knotwork.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day Three

The third day of drawing has come to an end, and I have completed the framework on panel 2. I did not fill this second canvas in as much as the first because I was measuring and designing the first one as I went. With it as a guide, this one went faster and I needed fewer guidelines.

Tomorrow I intend to get as far as possible on panel three. Then it will be some clean-up and then on to the complicateed knotwork filler. I am very happy with the progress so far. So much has been accomplished in only a few days. Stay tuned for more.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day two, lots of progress

I have finished blocking canvas one and have started canvas two. Had a great session tonight.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day One, It Begins

Ok, here is what I am trying to accomplish: In 1998 and 2003, I design and painted some Celtic inspired Mandalas. They were 27" x 27" in the shape of a diamond, and I liked them a lot. They can be seen on my website. Unfortunately, they were partially destroyed in a flood we had at our apartment in 2008, and I was distraught at their loss. I considered them some of my best work. I have decided to recreate them, and add the third piece to complete the series as originally intended.
The originals were on 4-ply illustration board, painted in acrylic. For this new series, I have chosen to paint them on 24" x 24" canvas board. They will need some revision to accomodate the smaller size, so the new designs, while based on older pieces, will be different, and therefore, new works.
I bought the canvases yesterday, and started working on them today. The pictures above show my progress today.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Welcome to Starcrafters Latest Creations!

Welcome! This blog will be dedicated to the online documentation, through words and pictures, of my latest artistic works. You will be able to follow the progress by checking in here regularly. So stay tuned. it will be an exciting ride.
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