February 2011

Eternal Fourteen

by ncwinters on February 17, 2011

A new 100 Drawings painting is up for your viewing pleasure.

This one was started awhile ago, and part of a larger random drawing that I’ve since snipped, modified and reworked. There will be more like this, as I tend to start several drawings as a form of doodling, work them up and then abandon them. This is the perfect opportunity to finish them up and present them as part of my 100 Drawings experiment. Plus, they’re usually the most fun for me, though they may seem a bit more random than others. Hope you like!

Eternal Regret
Acrylic and ink on paper. 7.75″ x 9.25″ (2011)
Number 14 of 100 Drawings.

UPDATE: This drawing has SOLD.

*NCW*

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Lucky Number Thirteen…

by ncwinters on February 12, 2011

…finished at last.

The newest of 100 Drawings is done, and up for your viewing pleasure. Continuing in the theme of drifting a little far from the original goal of simple drawings, this one tops out as one of the most detailed. Acrylic on paper, a fun one to work on.

Also, I’ve updated the shop with some recent paintings that are now available for purchase directly from my online store. As a bonus, there’s currently a bit of a discount on the prices. Enjoy.

Matadora
Acrylic on paper. 7.5″ x 11″ (2011)
Number 13 of 100 Drawings.

UPDATE: This piece has been SOLD.

*NCW*

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An art experiment…

by ncwinters on February 9, 2011

…for one night only.

So I had an idea the other night. I needed to buckle down and get my 100 Drawings going back on track. I’ve been sick, under deadline, and in general, slacking on getting some art made. I wanted to see what I could get done in one sitting, in one night. The goal was for these drawings to be done relatively quick, as an exercise in keeping my drawing and painting muscles fresh and limber.

So I had an idea.

Last night I started a single drawing at 8:34PM PST and ended at 12:51AM later that night (early the next day?). I chronicled the entire process on Twitter, tagging each post with the hashtag #onenightonedrawing. I tried to constantly update my process with quick shots from my iPhone, which for the most part, were crappy photos. Near the end of the process I started changing up the light source for the photos in an attempt to give a better approximation of how the painting was progressing and at the very end I simply opted for the digital camera. A little more involved, as my goal was to just keep painting away, as quickly and efficiently as possible. I didn’t want to get hung up with distractions.

All in all I’m pleased with the result, though I wish I had done a little more. I could have tweaked the painting more today, but my goal was to start and finish in one evening, and that’s what I did. I had a lot of fun with the process, and got some great support from my fellow tweeps. I’ll definitely be doing this again, and will once again use the same hashtag: #onenightonedrawing. Hopefully others may jump on the train and do their own live casting of drawing and painting, but for now, I’m pleased to be able to use it as a tool to keep me focused on a single task at hand. Enjoy!

(Start- 8:34 PM)

(8:43 PM)

(8:55 PM, painting begins)

(9:12 PM)

(9:33 PM, more progress)

(9:52 PM)

(10:13 PM after getting frustrated with the lighting, I changed the location of where I was taking the photo)

(10:37 PM I start adding in the sapphires. The new light source isn’t helping)

(11:12 PM)

(11:55 PM I get fed up with crappy iPhone photos and break out the digital camera)

(12:51 AM the final photo, painting finished)

Sapphire Tears
Acrylic on paper. 6″ x 9″ (2011)
Number 12 of 100 Drawings.

UPDATE: SOLD!

*NCW*

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