23 July 2011

Winter Reflection

In the various maintenance tasks with which I have been occupying my time of late, I happened to be browsing through recent works on my blog, sifting through scanned paintings that needed editing on Photoshop, etc, and then quickly discovered I was missing some heretofore assumed posts!

This past Spring semester - my final one at PCAD! - I posted a series of rough and tight sketches of greeting card-inspired Winter holiday imagery. I also posted the one finished painting and color comp, but not the other! In retrospect, I think it was the fast rush of Senior Thesis work which diverged my attention, because despite finishing the second winter theme piece, I never managed to put it up.

So, here it is, the second of the two ideas completed in watercolor. For some sense of recollection or review, here also is the title of the original post - way back when. Comments welcome!

Also, the first painting post:

"Snow Queen", 10 x 14", Watercolor.
Detail 1
Detail 2

Cailleach Detail 1
Cailleach Detail 2

22 July 2011

An Introduction

I recently found a great (online) location for delving into 19th Century art, where - among many countless others - the brilliant epics from the hand of Jean-Léon Gérôme can be studied. I am infatuated with his mastery of medium and imagery, to put it mildly. One of such moving power for me is his "Pygmalion and Galatea", a copy of which is shown below.

                                               Explore at:  An Introduction to Nineteenth Century Art

10 July 2011

Portraiture at Mairintajcaya.com!

Recently I am taking steps to arrange my official website in a more productive, satisfactory manner, and this is my most complex update.
I am working on new paintings which should help flesh out this section, so all will be posted in good time.
Here is the statement piece for now!    www.mairintajcaya.com