Fire Giant

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“FIRE GIANT”

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I have recently finished the second piece in my Norse series, titled “FIRE GIANT.” I have to admit, I am really excited about this one! I feel like some risks I took in the formative stages of this piece managed to pay off, particularly in the palette knife handling of the snowscape. I wasn’t sure if that would work, and my only guide was a couple of plein air paintings in which I fiddled with the technique. As the paint is adhered rather thickly with a palette knife, it’s not at all forgiving and can result in total disaster very easily.

I’ve also been getting back into drawing the figure recently as well. My old school California College of the Arts has a session that is free to alumni and my schedule has finally allowed me to attend. It’s been a very relaxing and informative exercise- there is so much more to see in a live figure than in a static photograph. More is coming soon!

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  1. Mom
    Mom says:

    Colin,
    I saw the Fire Giant on FB, but missed the detail of the warrior standing at the very front. It makes it much more terrifying. I like this series, think it’s richer somehow than the one from last year (with the twin women). Like the figure drawings too, btw, you probably want to correct the next to last line of the paragraph above where you refer to a “love figure”. Don’t you mean “live figure”?

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  2. Colin
    Colin says:

    Oh whoops! That’s what happens when you write blog posts on your phone!
    Thanks, I am excited about this series too. I have been doing a lot more research to make my version of the Norse myths different from all those that have come before and it seems to be paying off.

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