Droney, A Cape Weaver’s Lament

This is the beginning of a smaller compliment to Defensive Postures.  I don’t know how many pictures of drones there are on the internet, but we are fix in’ to find out.  This Cape Weaver picture was irresistible for it’s lighting.  I ended up taking the flower pic myself, mostly because it was difficult to find a flower shot with a big old squarish shadow on it.

Escape/Complete or Tiger Cycle

Shiny, Shiny, Shiny.  I’m having fun with this new off shoot of Defensive Postures. Which is strange, because thinking about the illogically couched logical conclusions of the series makes me sad. The titling of this piece was in reference to video games.  You yourself escape, you also complete somebodies business plan.  the act of getting away powers the machine. In other news, on my vacation I went to Dick’s Classic Garage in San Marcos, Texas and the San Antonio Zoo.  Loaded up on Pics.

New Defensive Postures subseries: Whirlybirds plus cat.

greypartridgeGooseguardruffledgrouse

 

These paintings are all 18×36, a very comfortable size for me.  I’m using the same organizing principals as the other Defensive Postures work, but instead of using pictures of used cars, I am collecting old helicopter pics.  I became interested in doing a series of game birds because of the illustrations in a bird book a co-worker was perusing.  The golden spiral arrangement of the feather patterns and the born to die nature of game birds were a factor.

 

Conspiracy Owl

This is a 12″ square piece I’m putting into Due West, the group show for the West Austin Studio Tour 2015.  It fits in the Defensive Postures series.  It was an experiment to see if I could make a smaller piece work in the series.  Defensive postures is mostly going to be larger paintings, originals more than prints.  Anyway, owls are fun and I’ve been toying with a smaller setting of constructed helmets for animals to wear.  It’s a nice bridge between the two series.(I just noticed this pic is partly a photoshop pre vis…but that’ll do.)owlsatblueowlsatblue

False Flag with redone background

After Kogyo, and one of my favorite pieces for Animaruprinto No Hitobito, I was never really satisfied with the background of False Flag.  It is a hazard when you work on a background and then decide what goes on it.  The new series is much more preconceived with multiple trips to photoshop to figure out what goes where.  False Flag is how I used to do things to a t:  do a background, flip back and forth between pics to do the render.  Anyway, I like this better.  It lets the figures breathe and it is finally clearly about a game of cat and chicken.

Rabbits Four

Rabbits Four

The Defensive Postures series continues with this rabbit inspired piece.  There are four rabbits represented, so I called it Rabbits 4.  The wasp nest imagery is symbolic of the series central theme.  I’m going to probably work it into future paintings.