Studio and Works in Progress http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/ Studio and Works in Progress Work space This is me taking up the 3rd floor community kitchen in the hotel where I currently live http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414563 181414563 Pseudo-realism I really don't know proper terminology for what distinguishes style categories; I've always felt they were mostly just opinions anyway. The MLK image is what I call pseudo-realism. From a distance he looks real, almost photographic, but up close it's painterly and the brush strokes and smearing are obvious, this was intentional to give it a dream-like quality http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414567 181414567 Gallery Wrapped I buy the canvas pre-stretched on treated wood frames. http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414561 181414561 Taping off I often use painters tape to create nice clean straight lines, On this I was adding a black border on the side edges http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414560 181414560 Cotton Canvas The natural fibers give a plush look to the paints up close, they also translate the colors really well, even the gradient in the darker areas. http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414562 181414562 Signature http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414566 181414566 Closeup Noses and eyes are really hard for me http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414569 181414569 Up to dry Here is superman stacked up on top of some boxes while I wait for paint to dry http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414564 181414564 More clutter http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414568 181414568 Drying time http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414570 181414570 Drying time - lizard http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414571 181414571 Drying time - superman http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414572 181414572 Sealing day I spray sealed all 3 of these pieces the same day. The glare on the MLK is really bad when photographed (it looks just fine when viewed), the camera just hates the semi-gloss finish (the other two are a matte finish). http://vbeers.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=181414565 181414565