Monday, December 19, 2011

Rose Systyla

Here is the final piece along with some of the process.
(you guys said you like seeing those shots so I'll try to show more of it from now on)
I used water-soluble wax pastels, prismacolor pencils, nue pastels and acrylics, on Rives bfk paper.
In the process shots, you're seeing more of the flower process.
I hadn't intended on painting the bees in there until the last minute. So I made some in photoshop, printed them out, cut them up and moved the cut out bees around the painting to try and find nice spots for them to be painted in. When I found a fitting place, I took a yellow pencil, sketched the bees in and used mostly the wax pastels to paint the bees on there. In the 4th panel of the process shots you'll see the cut out and the painted bee
I used Prismacolor nue pastels and acrylics to dirty up the flowers.
I really enjoy that process, it feels good to "mess up" the painting after spending so many hours trying to make everything perfect.
This and the other painting "the Pride" will be shown at the Supersonic Electronic show at Spoke Art Gallery on the 5th of January. If you're around those parts, check out the show, it will be a good one for sure!

Follow me on twitter(!/theIRISon )to see more process shots and to watch me mess up more pieces in the future. You know what I'm talking about if you followed me on this piece for the last week.... uuuuhhh so frustrating but it all turned out well... both pieces.


Craig Phillips said...

WOW! Striking. Great colour choices. Very cool!

Lina said...

I love the colours and dinamics! and the process shots - I can always take something away for myself :)

CGriffin said...

Gorgeous work. I find the 'distressing' adds grit and interesting texture. Sometimes smooth is just, well, too smooth. The play of beauty against flaw is really, really appealing.

And I wanted to thank you, Eric, for the awesome post you left on my blog, oh, a month ago? I just noticed it and read it and man, it still hits home.

Best of luck in the upcoming new year to BOTH of us! *thumbs up*

Maksim said...

beautiful work! i love your girls so much!

Amylee said...

Wonderful !!!

Amylee said...

Wonderful !!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous art Iris !

Shelley Whiting said...

I really love the red body. Very bold and provocative. I especially love the faded look across the flowers. An eye catching and amazing work.