I have only a couple weeks until I have to turn in 5-7 new pieces for my group show at C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice. Time to buckle down. I have two paintings done, one big one in progress, and for the remaining 2-4 I think I'll do a some small sketches and quick paintings on paper mounted on cradled panel. The top priority right now is the large "Bird" painting because it will need to be custom framed which takes about a week off the time I can work on it.
Here is the arduous transferring process for "The Bird" captured by some friends who were over at the time. I blew up the original sketch at Kinko's and used a homemade light-box to lightly trace it onto the large piece of stonehenge paper. Now I am in the process of going back over all my lines to make them more considered and graceful. The final size of the piece is 22" by 40" and it completely takes up my coffee table.
I hold my pencil in the least ergonomic way possible... it's given me mad calluses.
See how blindingly white I am? This is what happens when you work at home all day and only venture out at night to bike and get groceries.