Monday, February 01, 2010

Transmittance


This stage is done! Here's a picture of the nebula. For the first time I used a toothbrush for the fine stars, then painted the larger ones. The fine ones are very tiny. In the past I have had some good results from thinning out silver paint until its very granules become the stars. I tend to paint individual stars by hand but getting a random looking pattern is very difficult.

7 comments :

-Don said...

From what I can tell, Mark, you've got a nice random field of stars going on. I like your complimentary color choices. I anticipate that this is a small part of the whole painting, but it has a nice composition to it. Very expressive and surreal. Nice. -Don

Kathy said...

I agree with Don, and can't wait to see your finished work. BTW - do you have all your paintings posted together somewhere? I would like to view them all at once, and read the titles. Maybe you could upload a slide show onto your blog. It would be wonderful to view your body of work.

-Don said...

Yeah, Mark... Show us your stuff, dude!
-Don

Andrew Williams said...

Mark's artworks are on his website - http://www.marksheeky.co.uk/ - complete with titles and prices where relevant.

Mark Sheeky said...

Hee hee thanks Andrew... but I've been inspired! I'll start a new blog that shows all of my pictures complete with the associated poems. It will be a nice alternative to the website. If it looks good I'll also start a second blog where any artist can post their work with an associated poem in the same format... it would have to include a poem otherwise it would be a boring old gallery when it should be an amazing and inspiring blogroll of specially invited Internet artists! PS. Kathy and Don you're invited but you'll have to get a rhyming cap on :) Tick tick tick...

Sheila said...

What a dreamy sky....I love getting lost in beautiful scenes like this.

-Don said...

My face is red
That much is true.
For Mark's website
I thank Andrew.

How's that for a start?

-Don