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!