Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gateway Arch ticket booth mural project / update

The latest round of sketches presented to The National Park Service and PGAV Architectural firm have morphed into the Arch construction scene on the left and a St Louis levee scene on the right, both reduced in scale making more room for the center "map" of the Arch grounds, contained now in a rectangle with foreground figures interrupting and overlaying the corners. The map will include the Illinois side of the river and westward to City Garden. I await a bit more reference photographs of the Arch construction and then I promised to have for the clients a final sketch, and color rendering. At that point they should release me to begin the 53x60" painting, due by the first of May.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Hills Beyond" painting just finished...

This painting, just finished, is a private commission by a couple for their master bedroom. It measures 32x84" and was a landscape suggested by them.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Foundry Art Centre poster

Commissioned some years ago by an art group restoring a WW2 foundry on the Missouri River in St. Charles, MO, the sketch was developed into the color study but never saw the light of day due to lack of resources. My flat-files in the studio are overflowing with undeveloped pieces that maybe I can bring out and dust off...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Kauffman Foundation "Kansas City" Mural

This is a crude "in progress" digital capture of the mural as it stands - about 50% completed. It is a 8x32 foot mural to be installed at the Kauffman Foundations HQ in Kansas City. It will lead the visitor through a large entrance area into a meeting room that will have a second mural on the subject of Kauffman and the World. That second mural will measure 7x80 feet.