Well, the Club K&J limited edition print is finished. (At least the painting part of it.) I finally got to the part of the painting where I start getting really excited, where things are coming together and I get the feeling that I’m actually going to pull this off. With the help of my newly purchased tube of titanium white, I was able to start plugging away on the highlights of the canyon, giving it a sense of depth and texture. I am amazed that even though it’s been months — maybe a year? — since I picked up a paintbrush, the experience is very much like riding a bicycle after a long respite: a little wobbly at first, but back to normal as usual. The sense of peace, and of time flying by, greets me like an old friend.
With the Grand Canyon pretty much finished, it was time to turn my attention to our heroes, Kim and Jason. I can paint them in my sleep, which is why I started with the canyon first. If I were to blow that, the whole painting would be a bust. I started by laying down blocks of color for the box, skin, hair, and clothes. (Click on the images for a closer view.) The rest is just building up the color and adding details.
While painting the kids, I couldn’t help but wish that I had a cardboard box that I could fly around in. That would be cool, but I’m guessing problematic in the rain. Anyhoo, the rest of the painting went off without a hitch, and I’ll be posting the final rendition soon. The goal is to have them arrive on Club K&J members’ doorstops before Christmas!
Each and every Club K&J Member will receive a signed and matted limited edition print (a $35 value — unavailable anywhere else!) as part of their annual subscription. We’ll send out the prints right around Christmastime, so to make sure you get your print this year, sign up for Club K&J now! NOTE: The deadline for new subscribers to receive this year’s print is December 10th, so if you want one of these bad boys, be sure to subscribe by then!