Ogres from Ghirardelli

Sawadee Khrap

Here is my latest attempt producing a Photoshop Digital acrylic type painting.   I took the photo of the ogres at Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop in San Francisco 2002.  I thought it looked neat then and always wanted to do something with it.   I am having trouble doing hair, especially the disorganize variety needed here.  But I thought I’d post it anyway while I work on learning to do better hair.  I can always go back and correct it later – it might take some time to learn how.  This painting is 30 in wide by 20 in high.  Needs to be printed on linen stockOugesrGhirardelli-web.

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Hot,Hot,Hot and image of Don

Sawadee Khrap

God !!!  it’s Hot, Hot, Hot out there today – just got back from the store and I am dripping wet from sweat – not used to the hot weather – back in air-con now – maybe go out this evening when its cooler -  it’s got to be 35C+   95-100F 

So I had time to finish this Dry Pastel on Canvas of Don’s image that Pat took on one of his IMG_9864-Edit-Edittrips here – Don’’ was setting at Starbucks at Tukcom for this shot – Don should be coming back to visit this month – I think Nong Kai then Pattaya – then back to US.   Look forward to seeing him again.

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Nut in BoyzTown fun

Sawadee Khrap

Just thought I’d have a little Photoshop fun and these too images of Nut and Boyz Town went together well – especially if rendered using the old Photoshop “oil filter” and extreme clarity – almost cartoonish –  I going to search for more images that could use this technique and see what I have – so for now, here is a high contrast and clarity painterly montage.IMG_2269-Boyztown0077-PS CC-old oil paint

I did have to remove myself from the photo – I was in the reflections in his glasses when I took the image – no harm done I think it came out OK.    What’s your comments on this look ?

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Painting for Notto

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Here I have combined several techniques to produce this Digital painting, but basically using the “smudge tool” process in Photoshop.  A little different approach than ones I have done in the past.  I wanted to depict the chalk pastel look and thought it would compliment Notto’s image.  He liked it so that’s all I needed – The finished product is a 20×30 print.

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Charlie’s painting

Sawadee Khrap

IMG_1890-Edit-CC-basic paintThis is a 20×30 in.  Digital painting using Photoshop CC (older version) – of my friend Charlie.  You have to see the full size version to really see the painterly qualities of brush strokes and glazing effects.  It would need to be printed on quality textured Art canvas linen to make it complete.  Expensive but well worth it.  The painting took about 30 hours to complete.  Handsome young man – don’t you think so ?

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Beauty & the Beast

Sawadee Khrap

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I started out painting the small image below but thought it was too provocative to include aspainting closeupBeauty_&_Beast - CC2014 - orig-16x20-final is, so I added the plant for a little concealment – I actually think it is a little more erotic this way .  Check out the full size view, zeroed in on the lion, so you can see the actual brush strokes – like all my paintings it’s a 16×20 Digital Acrylic, meant to be viewed hanging on a wall, not close up.  This particular one took 28 hours to setup and paint.  What do you think ?  Like it ?  I won’t tell who the model is that is why I have his face hidden, but you may see him on the beach.

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Boy with sword

Sawadee Khrap

23373-alexandr_fighting_50-flattened -CC2014-final16×20 in. Digital Acrylic Painting – “Boy with Sword”  a little more revealing than most of my earlier works as paintings can be more suggestive because they do not have the clarity to really identify all objects or people.  They offer quite a lot more latitude than trying to produce photorealistic or the ultimate photograph.   I think this conveys the message or story without needing the higher detail.     Since the statue was naked I thought the boy should be too.   What do you think ?

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Detailed painting

Sawadee Khrap

This is my most detailed painting so far – nearly 20 hours work went into it.  Especially the detail on the walls – that was a bitch.  Every painting, or photos for that matter, should tell a Model_13_Photo_11-Edit-CC oil paint -2014 finalstory – In this one,  I left the story up to you. Who or what is he waving to – is it good bye or something else. – who’s room is this ????   many question – what do you think? 

As you can probably see, I’m having trouble doing hands – damn, just cant get them right so far – practice, practice, practice, I guess.  Too bad the initial focal point of this painting that I wanted to direct the eye  IS  the hand – I’ll do better the next time.  This is also a 20×16 Digital Acrylic Painting.  I haven’t started to explore the oil texture painting capabilities which will produce actual 3D appearing brush strokes – similar to Impasto techniques – this my next challenge.  Right now,  I,m just trying to get control of my brush techniques.  But I am getting better.

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