Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Open Studio

My new studio at the Gettys Art Center in Rock Hill will be open on Thursday, January 21 from 6-8.  Do stop in for a visit during the Old Town Art Crawl.  

Gettys Art Center
121 East Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730 
(S. Crotts Illustration located on basement level)

Other openings:
Quiet Control at Gallery Up
Thread at the Center for the Arts

Sketchbook work

The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Kinch Edwards, Rock Hill restauranteur

Judges 8:22-25
Unio Mystica
From a Monday Night Portrait Session

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday Night Portraits

1/11/10 - Dominique (2 hours)

1/4/10 - Emilie (2 hours)

Painting Emilie with a Wacom Intuos 3, Photoshop, and MacBook Pro.

The arts collective I'm involved with has been holding Monday night portrait sessions for the last several months at our local Center for the Arts.  These are the paintings I've done the last couple of weeks.  Both are two-hour studies in Photoshop.  I set up the Mac & the Wacom tablet and paint the model from life.  The process of making the picture is similar to painting in oils.  I start with big brushes, establishing the dark areas first.  Then I lay in color, and finally add the highlights.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Home.

A recent "home portrait" commissioned of a lovely historic house in Old Town Rock Hill. 


The York County Magazine featured me this Fall in their monthly Artist Profile.  Check out the article here.