Upcoming Exhibitions

This is a big weekend for me, I actually have 28 paintings on display in three different locations, with two openings on the same night.

Here are some of the events going on this weekend, in which I will have some paintings, including new work that I’ve not yet shared online.

2013 MIAD Alumni/Student Sale

 
2013 MIAD Alumni Sale - Sneak Preview

 
2013 MIAD Alumni Sale - Sneak PreviewFirst is the MIAD Alumni/Student Sale event that takes place at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (273 E. Erie, Milwaukee, WI). There is a preview party on Thursday from 6-9 pm, for which I have 5 guest passes. If you’re interested in attending let me know and I can put your name on a ticket. The event also runs thru Saturday (5-9 Fri, 12-5 Sat). There will be more than 60 artists involved in this event, and hundreds of works of art to look through. If you see something you like, you can take it right off the wall and up to the checkout table.

Click here for more information. I will be there Thursday night and part of Friday night.

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Bugler Colorized

Bugler Colorized

 

Bugler Colorized - Original PhotographBugler Colorized - Stage 1This is another photograph I found online and colorized as an exercise. The first thumbnail shows the black and white original image. The second image shows the first stage, where I have a color fill for each area of the photograph. The third thumbnail shows the stage after I began to layer colors, making a richer skin tone, the color and texture of the bugle, and deepening certain values.

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Colorized Portrait

Colorized Portrait

 

Colorized Portrait - Original PhotographColorized Portrait - Final ImageAnother study using a rather famous black and white photograph. The challenge is always in finding the right amount of saturation. One of the things that I always consider when doing this type of work is the ‘depth map’ – that is: which areas of the image are closer in space, and which areas are farther.

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Colorized Samurai Photo

Colorized Samurai Photograph

 

Colorized Samurai Photograph - Original Black & White VersionColorized Samurai Photograph - Colorized VersionI was looking for interesting black and white photographs to colorize when I happened upon this. I did this as an exercise, but it will give you an idea of how I can adjust a black and white image to give it a natural sense of color.

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Dramatic Family Photo Restoration

A dramatic restoration of an old damaged photograph

 

This is another image I found online and worked with as an exercise. It was as bad as any photograph I’ve ever seen, with missing corners, tears in the surface from creases and folds, stains, scratches, and dust spots. Some of the faces were completely obscured, and took some doing to recreate. To further complicate matters, the exposure it self was less than ideal, and the scan included glare from an area where the photo was rolled. This would definitely be a test.

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