Classes cancelled for winter weather so we are getting some sculpting done. Rhinoceros and zombies are trending today.
Classes cancelled for winter weather so we are getting some sculpting done. Rhinoceros and zombies are trending today.
Mr. Jack is working hard on fill-ins. Lots of bits, broken rectangles and contrasting colors. We used the ‘sugar’ paint on card board about 6″ x 4″.
Day light savings time is working against us today. I have added a new day time shot.
Mr. Jack working from sketch. We are loving the new colors from ‘the paint yard’ and love getting boxes in the mail!
Day light photo.
The street art class started in 2016 at Sis and Moon’s tree house studio. Alex Feliciano teaches art, form, and design with street art. For more info visit Sis and moons website
This week was destiny came to model for us. I was teaching my Street Art class till 7:30 so showed up a bit late. I missed the one minute warm-up poses. Great lighting as always and the snacks are good although right now i’m working on my heath so no cookies.
I got there just in time for the last two five minute poses.
Line drawing in Red ink of Destiny stretching with hands forward. Five minute pose.
Hunched and resting, line drawing with red ink of Destiny, five minute pose.
One leg forward, sitting on a large black cushion, Painting with shapes using the roller tool in Paper 53 in pink and mauve tones. Destiny, ten minute pose.
This painting of Destiny resting on one hand, using orange tones, last ten minute pose.
Painting with purple tones, while Destiny sits in a large chair.
Painting with red pillow, a twenty minute pose while Destiny naps.
Last Pose of the night, a purple toned painting of destiny while she rests with her feet up.
I packed up the minivan with tons of painting supplies, lots of cardboard, glue guns, and two kids and headed to Sis and Moons to start an large installation (still in progress). The kids Helped me unpack boxes of paint and odds and ends, in the process earned some choice pieces of cardboard, and settled in the back to work on their totem pole (thanks Chris).
Below is a picture of one canvas we use in the ‘Street Art‘ class and my new wall.
I started by cutting and trimming down the Bear Head costume. The shoulder pads, chest plate, and back panels where removed. I also removed some underlying structure inside the head. I pulled out the glue guns and started adding new support structures and prepping it for a flat wall.
I took a few minutes to add some color. On the right you can see the back of the bear head and some body panels that were removed and on the floor,
I moved the head to the table for more trim and paint. I also started a border around the head.
Working at the studio!
Posted by Alex Feliciano on Saturday, January 28, 2017
Four hours of me working on the bear and the wall.
After the border around the bearhead was done I measured the wall to plan out where the bear was going to go, getting late on a saturday 1 maybe 2 am and then I started painting.
Bear head almost in place. All the parts starting to come together.
The paint yard is a great place to get a variety of spray paint and supplies (fat caps, liners, specialty paints, markers and more) and they have the ‘Sugar’ from the makers of Ironlak, the paint is special. It combines water with alcohol made from sugar cane, replacing the usual petroleum-based solvents. The result is an extremely low-odor spray paint that contains fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
It is important that students are safe and get to work with high quality materials, while learning the fundamentals of design and painting.
The ‘Street Art‘ class meets once a week (Tuesday at 5:30-7:30 come by and check us out). During the lessons we focus on drawing and painting followed by design reviews, the reviews and discussions are designed to engage the thoughtfulness needed to inspire creativity in young artist. Special thanks to ‘The Paintyard’ for the great sales on paint, and to Sis & Moon’s in Alpharetta, Ga for the wonderful teaching space.
This week we will be working on letter forms and putting that onto the canvas. Below are some samples to jumpstart your imagination. We will also be working with the MTN water based, the Montana Gold acrylic, and the NEW Sugar based paint.
Each alphabet is a good example of continuity within a style. Look at Line weight, color, shape and of course the flare!
The five week long street art class has hit class number five and number five was so fun, it started out as a lesson on stencils and evolved into a wrapping paper making project. The session ended so well we are adding one more class (a sixth week). Great work everyone!
Everyone really pushed and got their hand dirty.
Detail, an orange snowflake under a gold start, hiding behind a green tree, that was run over by a candy cane. lots of stencilling action going on here.
Some great color sections popped out of the lesson, everyone was so busy working we didn’t find them till I was cleaning up.
The stencils that survived.
40 feet hung to dry.
More stencils, hung flat to dry, they will be tasty and stiff when they dry.
Look for fancy wrapped present under a tree near you.
The Letter “E”: https://youtu.be/kpaVkxB0Tw4
Watching a piece from start to finish: https://youtu.be/3US_fm0sWHo
Find examples of patterns, bring 3 or more, for use in next piece (They can be anything… save them to your device, print, magazine tear out or photos).
Sketch book 11″ × 8½”, a black book with smooth pages. Like this available where ever you like to by supplies.
Markers, I had some questions about markers. So you can find Touch and Copic Markers at at DickBlick in Roswell or you can shop Amazon/Google for ‘touch’ markers, most kits are no cheaper online, But if your willing to take delivery from China and wait weeks for delivery you can find some good deals..
Lastly we will be looking at two different artist who approach street art from two different styles we will be comparing and contrasting in and short critique.
I have been spending a lot of time this year sketching, in ‘@‘ s Paper53 app on the ipad or at the live drawing events held by #Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group. I think it’s time to start painting now. Working with brushes is flowing like it should. I start to paint after the kids go to bed then I lookup… and the sun is peeking in. Feels great to lose that much time.
Three 40″x30″ canvases, and I have a 40″x70″ that i need to sand and surface. These pieces are still in progress, the one in the center is close to being done.
Working on some, overdue, new pieces for #sisandmoon‘s. Lots of work to do but it’s coming out like it hasn’t in awhile.
I am happy to announce a small shopping cart is now available. Now you can shop online . I will be adding to it as time and items become available. Feel free to send feedback or requests or go to http://alexfeliciano.com/artwork/ and leave a comment.
I picked up the prints today, the boys where examining them. I will be shipping them today and tomorrow. There is one left, I will be taking it to Sis and Moons.
I’m really happy the way this all worked out. I’m thinking I will do this again.
I will be doing this again with another piece, If you have any ideas feel free to contact me.
Two more… that makes four, five more to go. Why plaid I do not know but there will be a bunch of them soon, contact your nearest Sis and Moon’s in Alpharetta for more information.
Just painting and planning, painting the last thee dog heads and planning the next iteration of sculptures/ paintings. Maybe giant dog head maybe giant kangaroo? Or tiny collectible dog dolls. Everything is on the table right now.
All three of the ‘Clem Heads’ so far.
This blue enamel is like butter to work with, One Shot and Rustoleum <3 !
This is first of the seven heads, to be mount on reclaimed fence board… stay tuned for more.
Working on the dog heads, what to do? I will attempt to make all them super!
I grabbed three of the seven heads to take to The Sis & Moon studio.
These to are just getting started.
I found lots of air holes, I will patch and paint. It was a good test and will need some more work.
Thanks Murph for the “One Shot” I will return them shortly!
Hola, I have been hard at work making paintings for the Hive (LA), and getting The Sis & Moon Studio looking good. So the “Friday Sketchbook review” has been taking a back seat, But I’m back on track now. The materials haven’t changed much, water color box, fountain water color brush, fountain ink brush, and sketchbook. I have added a few color pencils and a white gel pen (LOVE). I also have just started a new sketchbook, you will see the work next friday from that one, It’s a Moleskine and I look forward to wrecking it.
Love, a “P” meets an “E” for some alphabetical lovin.
Smile peace, this is how you smile with half a jaw.
More smile peace, having fun with letters, ‘PE’.
What would you wish for, if it was Friday? Rainbow powers….
This is what your old mix tapes have turned into, free and wild.
Fun watching the kids race up and down the hill.
What dogs wish for on Fridays? Trips to the woods….
Touch his nose it should be wet. If it’s dry then your dog might be sick.
Next exploding grenade arrows!!
With diamonds, hunting wild almond alligators.
Sitting on airboats in the Everglades.
Pulling dinosaurs into the future,
That’s when we where picked up by space police,
They gave us two choices,
So back to the future,
Aiming condoms at Billy Ray.
It was all up to the kid… Aim (check) Always sharp.
When we got back… drama.
Space police tapping my sleeping head,
My young arrow spitter is getting ready,
Turns out the president sent for us. Without Miley the aliens aren’t scared and invade…
This time Back Back to the future with a space invader theme!
I am very happy with the silicone mold so far, I have been able to make seven heads. Next up… painting.
A closed mold is easier to spin around, learned that the hard/messy way. I wrapped a piece of cling wrap around a scrap of cardboard, silicone and cling wrap make a decent seal.
Yes that is “pink lacy” elastic, it’s what I had on hand. I have a big roll of it, don’t ask.
Now for some trimming and sanding, then Paint! super excited!!!!
With the outer shell done (plaster around pink silicone) I made the first casting. The gary head is the plastic casting (copy), the white one is the original sculpted (modeling clay) head, and the pink is the silicone negative.
This is my first pour, I need to practice, a few thin spots and air bubbles.
Clem was happy with the likeness.
A little vanilla sky, Clem style.
Starting the mold (mould) from the sculpture.
Finished the left eye and nose, then started the mould process. I was nervous at first, I always thought that the original sculpture would be trash if you didn’t make the mould just right (that’s for plaster moulds), but after the first layer was dry I was hooked. I think (cross fingers) that this will be a good first test and I can then start scaling up.
First pour of silicone
I will let it cure overnight and apply another coat of smooth-on 5050 in the morning. So far easy to work with and i like the pink on white I can see the high/strong and low/weak points.
Clem is waiting for the first mold pour before she approves anything, Clem is on the left.
Third pour now with registration points, and dams to fill weak spots.
The ‘Clem Head’ is almost ready, I used scrap clay to make terraces around the eyes and nose areas (lots of detail low thickness). Registration pieces were cut from bits of foam insulation, but i will be using left over silicons bits in the future, the foam ripped holes and have escaped.
I made a Mother mold
Mother mold made out of plaster, it’s a simple two part mold, next time I’ll make it lighter and maybe more sections. I didn’t put too much (none) thought into the back.
Very excited about this part. After 4 days I wanted to see how the original sculpture would fare.
The original came out trouble free. The original is made out of Plastilina clay and popped out without the use of any demoulding spray.
Putting the parts together
Starting the casting process mother mold together with the silicone mold, and the an after thought backplate.
The backplate, cork and elastic… will it work?
After twirling the plastic mix (smooth-on) around for 7-14 minutes. I remove backplate and peek inside. This is my first time doing this so I have no idea if this is right…
I am so happy at this point. Sculpture (pink) original (white) and first cast (grey).
It is late at night but i press on and make 7 castings. Clem Heads are ready to paint.
The next morning Clem joins me and checks out the work, she even poses so i can do a comparison, thanks Clem.
Update: The Giant Maggie head
I have a lot of work to do and can’t wait to get back to it. I have to finish the pieces for the May, Hive Gallery show first, and then it’s back to giant dog heads. Below is the incomplete Giant Dog head with coins for scale.
Spicing up the gallery. I am moving to a new space, same building, and thought it would be worth a saturday. I thought about it for a minute and started with brown butcher paper for visual structure.
Then an aqua and beige landscape under it, with a little white line for more structure.
Then some paintings on top.
Looking for a name. I am called “Dog Head” but I don’t think that is right. please help.
Final paint job and some minor fabrications to the base, it is now wall mountable.
Here is the Sugar Skull hanging up at Sis and Moon Gallery in Alpharetta, GA.
Damien with the Thunder Lizard. 50+ cardboard tiles cover the head eyes and jaw. hand painted and now on sale at Sis and Moon gallery in Alpharetta GA.
Hello, 4 new masks started Thursday night (October 3rd, 2013) at Sis and Moon Gallery. I am working on a cardboard Dog head,
alligator Thunder lizard (done), Skull (human), and a Bird mask. Saturday I will be back at the studio to begin painting them. Wish me luck…
Started the base coat on all four masks and begin prepping the Thunder lizard. It got a set of hand carved teeth screwed into some cardboard mounts, more tiles and eyes, next step COLOR. I will be updating throughout the process or till Halloween which ever comes first.
So last night Tuesday (day three oct 8th, 2013), I put the kids to bed and then started working on the Thunder lizard (picture to the right). I painting the tiles, added highlight, added even more tiles and made a bottom jaw. I’m going for a Aztec ish look. This is a picture of me wearing the Thunder lizard this morning, very tired, trying on the mask helped keep me going.
Three more masks to go. Below is a larger image.
Wednesday night / thursday morning, Boom, a Thunder Lizard. It is at Sis and Moon gallery in Alpharetta, Ga. It’s about 32 x 32 inches (ish), made out of cardboard, glue, acrylic paint, wood screws and some wood for the teeth. It took four day to get here: build, fabrication, paint and assemble. Ha, just fun with glue and cardboard. I was going for something that spoke to an fun Aztec design. My kids helped paint the Thunder lizard tiles and had lots of ideas about what colors we should use. They are very excited to see it finished but not happy to see it go to the gallery. They said, “Please don’t sell it, we’ll buy it.” I had to explain to them that if we kept everything we made there would be no place to sit down and their mom would kick me out, kisses honey.
Thunder lizard, done. now head down to Sis and Moon and buy it.
Damien wearing the Thunder Lizard, he made lots of scary noises, like, ” Raw Ew Uh! and Rorrhra!.
When it was Oscar turn he must have had “what does the fox say” on the brain and started to chitter, “Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow” and “a-hee-ahee ha-hee!”.
Saturday and Sunday, worked on a bottom jaw and the sides. the jaw will be double hinged and screwed to the head. I’ll wrap it up tonight. Pictures in the morning.
The next morning after a late night finishing the jaw. The blue Diamond Sugar Skull is a nod to my time in LA. I am very excited to make more skulls.
I wrapped up the Sugar Skull and now I’m going to start the Dog Head. I worked up this head and painted it a few weeks ago, I am going to shorten the neck and add a lot of detail panels for painting mini vignettes on the panels.
Trying new tricks with the Dog Head (I need to come up with a better name). The eyes and nose are made out of Crayola Model Magic. Not sure about the paint job, wish me luck.
Going with a gold theme, maybe, I need to focus and figure out what it (the masks) wants.
Had to skip Thursday at the studio so I snuck in a Saturday afternoon to worked on the dog head. I am thinking about sending them to LA for the Hive. This is the Hive’s 5th year of it esteemed Sculpture show, celebrating sculpture of all types and styles. Postcard
My space is a bit dark, so I have added some lights. I think I need to put a spot lights on the masks, maybe a blinking light. Today is “Lunch Truck Thursday” I hope someone takes home the Thunder Lizard. If not I’m going to send it to the Hive in LA, see what those guy can do with it.
I brought in three new paintings to Sis and Moon’s Gallery today. I look forward to seeing you in the shop.
I don’t know if you know but sometimes Alex Feliciano, John Tindel, and Michi Mecho get together and paint. Three pieces you can come and touch.
“Something in the bushes”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano, Tindel and Michi, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $2000.00.
“What’s that in the bushes”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano and Tindel, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $1500.00.
“Robot Love”, 2010, by Alex Feliciano, Tindel and Michi, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $500.00.
by Alex Feliciano. a series of masks, faces, bears, rabbits, dogs, and monsters. They have sold out. Second collection coming early 2014.
Dire wolf head for the wall. I started with my dog as a model, and tried to keep it simple. Also keeping supplies simple: a pencil, a box cutter, t square, Elmer’s glue and some scotch tape.
– I quickly sketched my dog, Maggie’s profile. In the picture below you can see it cut out.
Ok I said simple right well I thought about it an decided to smoothen out the seams and that led to tubes of acrylic/silicon and then tubes of 100% acrylic.
Haven’t been able to get back to work on the head. Looking forward to finishing up and start the mould process.
I have been working on the head, added lots of clay building the neck up and adding fur texture around the face and collar. I have also started 4 new cardboard pieces, at The Sis and Moon Gallery.