An eclectic collection of traditional & non-traditional fine art paintings and drawings. Portraits and landscapes done with one of the following mediums: oil paint, soft pastel, oil based colored pencil. Subject matter from portraiture to stylized couture fashion.
Oil paints are applied to archival canvas or linen stretched onto a wood frame. Soft pastel, oil pastel and/or oil based colored pencil medium applied onto toned paper and/or stretched canvas or linen.
A collection of concept drawings, preliminary sketches, illustrations and paintings for exhibit design firms, museums, universities, visitor centers. Many of these projects were also created for newspapers, magazine publishers and advertising agencies.
I use Winsor & Newton paint mediums. All watercolors are painted with (Professional Series 1 Permanence AA) transparent watercolor on Arches 300 lb. cold press 100% rag paper.
Acrylic paintings are created on either duck canvas or illustration board.
I use Higgins Black Magic, waterproof ink. Black/white ink wash or graphite pencil on illustration board.
Pen & Ink renderings are createdby either a quill nib pen or rapidograph - All drawings are rendered either from life or from photographs or a combination of both.
Collages are created utilizing old magazines, print ads, labels, stamps, notes and other miscellaneous paper items. Many pieces of these paper items are torn and assembled as to mimic painted brushstrokes, essentially each project is a "paper painting," adhered onto stretched canvas or board.
Mosaics are created similarly using broken dishes, stoneware, ceramic and glass tiles adhered to ply-board.
These murals and backdrops were designed for museums, universities, visitor centers and other venues. All were created by hand traditionally with paint and brush or digitally with stylist and tablet within PhotoShop CC. The progression videos showcase each stage of the process for creating that mural project. © KT