Monday, January 11, 2010

He-Man Show at Gallery 1988

Gallery 1988 LA is having the show "Under the Influence: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe show". Over 100 artists reinterpret the 80's toy and cartoon.

Below are my two pieces for the show. I like to think of what the characters are doing in their free time when they're not adventuring.

Evil-Lyn's quiet place, 11 x 11, Gouache & Ink on Wood, 2009

Cringers Nap Time, 7 x 7, Gouache & Ink on Wood, 2009

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DKSmall said...

Tried to email this but it came back undeliverable -

Hello, I am admiring your nice blog and wonderful work and would like to know why Gouache & Ink are what you seem to prefer. I use pen and ink, and acrylics - not together (yet). I am thinking about trying watercolor, leaning more towards gouache actually. Would you recommend an artist quality brand? Can I assume correctly you use the ink on top of the gouache? Why on wood? What kind?

THANK YOU in advance for taking the time to answer. David :-)

Nicole said...

I use Holbein Acryla Gouache. I really like how smooth and strong this paint is. It's blend-able and doesn't flake off. I do all my painting and then do the ink last.

I do some of my paintings on wood because 1. I like the look of panels with a deep edge, 2. as soon as I'm done painting is display framing needed. 3. It's very inexpensive to build your own panels. I like to use pine. If I know I'm shipping a piece I'll usually do it on wood just for durability. I also seal the wood after I'm done with Krylon UV (Matte) Protective spray.

Thank you for your questions. Happy painting!

filipe said...

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