Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Romeo and Juliet 2

Here's the underpainting to Romeo And Juliet 2 - The Infinite Gap Between Two Worlds. The colours will be corrected by the glazing layer.

Today I mostly worked on sound effects for IndieSFX. I've got a few ideas for large paintings. Working bigger might involve loaning out paintings to friends for storage purposes. Any technical problems such as detail levels and that sort of thing will have to be worked out by experience, so it's important to try a large painting to learn. Another big problem is lack of places to exhibit large works. Outside of major national competitions/galleries, anything over two metres would be too big to do anything with. I think it's best to think of the venue before the design.


jill said...

I was travelling round blogland when I saw your painting, just had a look and I love your style. I also saw that you are in an artgroup and would love to know your experience as I am on the cusp of joining one.

Mark Sheeky said...

Hi Jill, thanks for the comment. I've replied on your blog. I've been going to my group Art Support for about 4 years now and not looked back at all. It's changed my life in many positive ways.

Now I must get back to work. I'll take a good look at your work later.

Kathy said...

Great start!! I agree with Jill, and remember when you first blog posts. I was drawn to your style and concepts. Compelling!
I know what you mean about considering the size of a work in the context of the intended venue. We have the same problem here in the States. Most exhibitions stipulate a minimum/maximum size range and the max is typically 40" in either direction. Not very large in my opinion!

Mark Sheeky said...

Hi Kathy, hope your move has gone well (assumiong it's over now?) 40 inches isn't very big for a maximum! I suppose 4 metres (ooh, 12 feet) is a more common limit for the competitions I enter here but not many people have the room to paint and store and transport that, and the framing costs, weight, time... are large too!