Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
I don't know if you have figured this out by now or not but I don't use stencils/tools/references. 100% my mind/eye/hand.
Like I said before, the pattern will cause the fabric to look flat so once all the patterning is finished I have to complete it by adding glazes over top to make it feel like it moves with the folds and rolls of the purple fabric.
That's all I have in me for tonight. 5 straight days of painting and a creative day-job really wear you out.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Truth be told I do enjoy a good challenge. And I am delivering just that in this go-round.
There are shiny solid surfaces, soft textile surfaces, reflective traits, transparent materials, as well as patterns and rough textured surfaces to come. I'm pulling all the stops these days!
The purple filigree/fabric is far from done. This is merely the base-coat. Come tomorrow I will add the iridescent gold foil over top of the fabric in a "damask" style pattern. Yes, over top of all those rolls and folds. Then once that tacks up I have to glaze the shadows and highlights over top of all of it so that the gold pattern doesn't make the surface look flat. Then I get to glaze a few highlights from the fabric reflecting onto the marble sphere in the background. Crazy? There's a reason I was given the nickname "Mad Man" you know.....just living up to it.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
This painting sort of manifested itself of via my subconscious.
Tuesday afternoons I usually have to join in on the conference calls at work though 90% the discussion doesn't pertain to me. Just started scribbling lines on my notepad and ended up with what became the overall flow of the final painting.
Just yesterday I decided that maybe the sketch would make a good painting...not painting ONLY what was originally drawn but embellishing upon the flow and composition.
The sphere was added right as I started sketching it on the sanded ply board. I thought marble would be a good surface material to experiment with on this one since I've never painted it before and it has a nice semi-reflective gloss to it as well as many detailed intricacies in the organic lines.
I will go more into detail on the various elements found in the painting once it is finished and I can better explain it.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
What he is doing with Keymer and for Jacksonville and our community in general is simply awe inspiring. Tony is everywhere these days making great things happen and it's flattering to have him plug any work of mine into what he does.
Thanks Tony. Keep on keeping' on brother!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Call the Florida State Senate and Voice your right to a clean (and living) St. Johns River! 904-346-4500
Everyone has permission to use/repost my image so long as it is not altered in any way or used for profit. "Georgia Pestilence" and imagery are the copyright of Chris "Mad Man" McAlister.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The city of Jacksonville has denied the original composition involving mushroom jellyfish so this is a small sketch of the new proposal. Im going to keep it as lively and original as possible without it becoming just another typical underwater mural.