April 2011

Number 25- A quarter of the way done!

by ncwinters on April 8, 2011

Wow, 25 drawings done. I have to admit when I first started this project, I didn’t think it was gonna go this slowly. To be fair, the drawings have evolved into paintings, as that seems more to be where my creative head is at lately. Especially in the upcoming months. I have a bunch of group shows (too many?) locked down for 2011 and 2012 has a huge solo show lined up for March. I’ll be slaving away all year and into the next to get the body of work done, and I’m very excited. I won’t say exactly where yet, but I’ll leak sneak peeks and of course Twitter progress shots as time goes on. This one will be my biggest and best collection of work to date and I’m very excited and terrified.

Anyway, enjoy Number 25: a mishmash of many different mediums, and even some gold leaf which I’ve been experimenting with lately.

When the Glamour Fades
Ink, watercolor, acrylic and gold leaf on paper. 6.5″ x 8.5″ (2011)
Number 25 of 100 Drawings.
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Number 24.

by ncwinters on April 7, 2011

The first of a new volley of 100 Drawings. Pretty straightforward. Acrylic on some ink on some paper. Not much more to say. I’m so tired and there’s so much work to do… More news later, but let’s just say next March is gonna be…Huge.


Shattered Sparkle
Ink and acrylic on paper. 5.625″ x 8″ (2011)
Number 24 of 100 Drawings.
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A Quintessential Quandary…

by ncwinters on April 4, 2011

No, not actually anything serious, just the new painted custom I’ve just completed.

Yes, I’m finally getting back to some toy painting. This one is for a Russian Nesting Dolls show opening this Saturday, April 9th at Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim California. Full details are in the flyer down below.

I underestimated how much work these things were gonna be, clearly misled by their simple smooth shape. I thought it would be a breeze with a wide open area of space to paint, not to mention the fact that the tallest doll was only about 7 inches tall. Nope, the sheer multiplicity of the dolls combined with how much detail I choose to make was…a lot of work. I worked right up to the last minute (which I hate doing) but got them done. No resin this time, just acrylic on wooden dolls, natch.

UPDATE: Forgot to mention: Yes, that’s actually gold leafing on the base of the largest doll and over the entirety of the smallest doll. Enjoy!

Quintessential Quandary
Acrylic and gold leaf on wooden Russian nesting dolls.
dimensions variable. (2011)