Thursday, December 08, 2005
Oil on Canvas 18" x 24" (images are cropped)
This is painting was our final in-class painting assignment for my Contemporary Figure Painting class with Kent Williams. The pose was originally going to be for 3 full 5 hour sessions but was reduced due to my 3rd term review with the Illustration Department chair, the model's time constraints, Thanksgiving, and a special presentation that took place last Thursday in which we were addressed by Art Center's former Illustration Department chair and famed illustrator Baron Storey.
Posted by Craig Mackay at 11:30 PM
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Oil on Canvas 30" x 36" (images are cropped)
This is another 3rd term project I finished for my Contemporary Figure Painting class with Kent Williams. The assignment was to acquire a large fish (in this case a beautiful New Zealand Snapper and incorporate it into a painting as the central focus. We also had to include a figure so I combined the two into a somewhat disturbing creature. I collaged the newspaper to the canvas with matte medium. My father is the sleeveless human model I worked from. I thought I would show you the piece in a 3-part progression to give a sense of how I approached the piece.
[This piece was on display in Art Center's Main Student Gallery.]
Posted by Craig Mackay at 11:02 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2005
This is a current 3rd term project I'm working on currently. This is suppose to be a self portrait from reference. I chose to use a year old image of me and my son that my wife took candidly. I'll update the finish after I give it about 4-6 more hours (23 hrs so far 'cause I'm slow!). [I updated the image Feb 1, 2006]
Posted by Craig Mackay at 5:47 PM
Oil and Acrylic on Mapel Panel (image is cropped)
[panel 24" x 16" actual image 14" x 18"]
My mom was a great sport to sit for the original reference photographs I took in preparation for this project. I skewed and distorted the original picture in Photoshop and painted according to those changes (i.e. the longer-than-possible neck).
Posted by Craig Mackay at 5:39 PM