An eclectic collection of traditional & non-traditional fine art oil paintings, subject matter varying from portraiture to stylized couture fashion. Oil paints are applied to archival canvas or linen stretched onto a wood frame.
Pastels or oil pastels are applied onto toned paper and/or stretched canvas or linen.
A collection of preliminary sketches, early concept drawings, illustrations and paintings for murals and graphic panels. Many of these projects were created for design firms, advertising agencies, visitor centers, newspapers, magazines, museums and universities,
Watercolors were painted using transparent watercolor on Arches cold press paper. Acrylic painting were done on either duck canvas or illustration board.
Pen & Ink renderings done by either a quill nib pen - black/white ink wash or graphite pencil on illustration board. The drawings were created 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. Torn pieces are assembled as to mimic painted brushstrokes, essentially 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 many other venues. All were created by hand with either an actual paint brush or digitally.
Included is a progression of my process for creating a digitally rendered 52' w by 10' h. mural within PhotoShop CC. Scene depicts a rural Texas farm with sorghum, cotton and wheat fields. • Bayer Museum Of Agriculture, (Formally American Museum Of Agriculture) Lubbock, Texas. © KT