May the 4th be with you! & other painting adventures!

I was invited to take part in a charity event for the Children's Hospital. This exhibitions was in conjunction with May the 4th be with you so logically it was a Star Wars themed show. Here is my contribution. 

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This was after I prepped the canvas, spray painted, and set my background image.

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Gustav Klimt and Hot Rods started my love affair with gold leaf. 

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You can see I had some cut outs to help me line up my screen.

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Final image.

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New work coming together for a show in Teaneck, NJ. 

Doing a little under-painting.   

Doing a little under-painting. 

 

Adding some gold leaf for the cymbals.

Adding some gold leaf for the cymbals.

Things are coming together.

Things are coming together.

I had originally planned on just doing an under painting and then screen-printing my image on top but it wasn't the aesthetic that I was searching for.  However, I quite loved the fur on the forearm so I chose to keep it.  The juxtaposition between the flatness, or illustrative quality of the rest of the painting, versus the subtle hints of process and print quality create a collage  effect that I find aesthetically pleasing.

Unfortunately I was unable to get a finished shot of my new painting before it went up in the gallery.

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The Grassy Noel Gallery used my painting as a promotional tool for the exhibition.