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.
This weekend update:
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.
The bear head strapped to the top of the van, lots of cardboard and a minivan full of paint.
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.
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, wrote a nice post about the ‘Street Art Class’
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.
The street art class is winding down.
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.
The Montana water based paints worked great, Thanks the paint yard for the recommendations and paint sales and a big shout out to Sis & Moons making it possible.
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.
Watch some short video and have any questions ready to discuss, and Patterns
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..
Comparing and Contrasting
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.
Rasterm and Katre
I have been spending a lot of time this year sketching, in ‘@FiftyThree‘ 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.
Green dog is going to get finished. it has been kicking around the studio for a few years. this one is going to be therapeutic.
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.
Free artwork! This is just an update: Prints are going to be home this week! The proofs are done and the printing is in progress, next stretching and varnishing. I am looking forward to shipping them out. If you haven’t ordered yours click here.
What you get when you click the link, a paypal page that covers the printing, $60.23 a 16X20, on canvas, varnished and on a .75” standard stretching bar. Shipping’s on me! Cause I like you guys, or I’ll drive it over and drink your beer!
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.