An eclectic collection of traditional & non-traditional contemporary fine art paintings and drawings. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums and subjects.
Oil paints are applied to archival canvas or linen stretched onto a wood frame. Soft pastel, stick oil pastel, oil based colored pencil are applied onto toned paper and/or illustration board.
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.
All drawings are rendered either from life or from photographs or a combination of both.
For charcoal drawings, I tend to use General brand art materials in vine sticks, pressed sticks, soft & hard charcoal pencils with a kneaded eraser.
For graphite drawings, I use assortment of graphite pencils in a variety of hardnesses.
Pen and ink drawings are created with either Koh-I-Noor brand Rapidograph pens and koh-I-Noor inks or a quill nib pen using Higgins Black Magic brand waterproof ink, occasionally combined with water for a diluted black ink wash.
I use Strathmore 400 or 500 series paper and or illustration (2 or 3 ply) board for all renderings.
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