Chain of Events : Studio Images

Inspired by the movie, The Day After Tomorrow, and the concept of a sudden, contemporary Ice Age. This painting is 30" x 40".

Initial sketch. 

Initial sketch. 

Debating on the composition. 

Debating on the composition. 

Using a house style terrarium.

Using a house style terrarium.

Playing around with the foreground.

Playing around with the foreground.

Restarting with the canvas in a new orientation.

Restarting with the canvas in a new orientation.

Playing around with snowflake patterning and metallic blue paint. 

Playing around with snowflake patterning and metallic blue paint. 

Softening the background. Thanks to Cosette for being my muse!

Softening the background. Thanks to Cosette for being my muse!

Building up the "lucky" clovers and the background.

Building up the "lucky" clovers and the background.

Decided on a horizon line to give the piece more depth. 

Decided on a horizon line to give the piece more depth. 

The happy sky turns dark and soiled. 

The happy sky turns dark and soiled. 

Starting the ellipse of the terrarium. 

Starting the ellipse of the terrarium. 

Daisy chains and snow flakes. 

Daisy chains and snow flakes. 

Detail of face. 

Detail of face. 

Detail of hands. 

Detail of hands. 

Detail of sky. 

Detail of sky. 

The finished painting. 

The finished painting. 

Brocade : Studio Images

This painting is 40"x24"...Errr...16"x24"

Blocking in color.

Blocking in color.

Defining the space. 

Defining the space. 

A lush garden. 

A lush garden. 

This is where things start to go awry. 

This is where things start to go awry. 

Changing tree.

Changing tree.

Adding a large sculpture.

Adding a large sculpture.

Rejecting sculpture. 

Rejecting sculpture. 

Adding a pool with suspended element. 

Adding a pool with suspended element. 

Changing the sky and defining the pool. 

Changing the sky and defining the pool. 

Removing the suspended element and adding another character in the pool.

Removing the suspended element and adding another character in the pool.

I wanted the piece to reference the overpopulation in China and the "disposal" of girls. 

I wanted the piece to reference the overpopulation in China and the "disposal" of girls. 

But instead, I got total chaos. 

But instead, I got total chaos. 

Removing the girl.

Removing the girl.

Replacing her with a "meditation rock."

Replacing her with a "meditation rock."

or perhaps a lotus flower. 

or perhaps a lotus flower. 

Completely overwhelmed with the changes, I decided to cut the canvas and finished it in a vertical format. 

Completely overwhelmed with the changes, I decided to cut the canvas and finished it in a vertical format. 

Detail of the finished focal point. 

Detail of the finished focal point. 

Detail of the succulent plants. 

Detail of the succulent plants. 

Detail of the tree. 

Detail of the tree. 

The finished piece. 

The finished piece.