Monday, December 27, 2010

Progression - Banners of Siem Reap

Oil on canvas, 16x20 in. 
Here's another painting done with palette knife, completed for one of my classes this semester. I took the photo in Cambodia last May, and it was perfect for a series of paintings I've begun, centered around roads.
Expect a few more progression posts coming soon!  

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Moon Risin'

Just ran across this while browsing through some summer pictures. 
Moonrise at the Makapu'u Lighthouse hike, Oahu, Hawaii.

This, combined with a family catch-up conversation tonight, is giving me a touch of sweet homesickness. :)

Friday, August 13, 2010


In celebration of Blogger's revamped image hosting capabilities, I present for your viewing pleasure a sunset picnic with the Metcalfs. This evening, so peaceful-looking in pictures, included many exciting things as well, encompassing (but not limited to): Grouchy attitudes; lil' punk brothers; critical examination of some poor anonymous surfer's activities; goofy faces; mothers who want too many pictures (but don't get them); some complaining; meditations on homelessness; arguments over frozen yogurt (toppings or no toppings?).

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Faith Graphics Volunteer Gig

"Faith" Promotional Banner
Printed on 4' x 6' banner canvas
Photograph and digital media design, 2010

This is a design for my home church, Faith Baptist in Kailua. The corporeal version is hung on the street side of the church building. Look for it the next time you drive down Kailua Road. :)
Creating this was a beneficial process, allowing me to make something move from concept, to draft, to final design, and then to printed form. Sure, I've done the full process in class before, but interacting more on the professional side of things is different, and truly, more satisfying.
I really should thank Pastor Darryl Keane, for trusting me with having a go at this job . . . and also my mom, for semi-volunteering me for it.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cambodia: Impressions I

Angkor: Tree
Pencil, charcoal,
and colored pencil on acrylic paper
10x16 in, 2010

First piece of artwork inspired by my trip to Cambodia. I borrowed the tree design from a relief on the wall of a temple at Angkor, combined it with other motifs I saw there, and added my own flair.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Major Catch-Up.

It's been eons since I've seen you, blog. Sorry about the long absence. Catching up to the present would require several posts, which was daunting, and putting it off just increased the intimidation factor. But at last I've got up the courage to start. ;)
So. let's start with the end of school; two months ago now, it was.

Final project of the semester: self-portrait.
The sequential images were so popular with the fall painting, so I thought I'd try it again.

begin: light wash coat and sketch on the canvas.
another coat: wipe out the highlights while it's still wet.
darken the shadow areas.
darken again.
and again.
adding in color, waiting for face to dry.
ultramarine blue coat for skin tone base.
more color.
yellow ochre over the blue for more base build-up.
at last, actual skin color! eesh it looks ghastly here.
that's better.
darken those shadows!
add in the details.
final product. :)