Thursday, May 20, 2010

New digital sketches for paintings

Here are four more sketches for my new acrylic painting series. I create these sketches on the computer, it's a great way to develop my abstract figure images. Working this way I am able to create several versions of the same concept and pick out the best one, something that would be very time consuming using traditional painting mediums. I really enjoy creating these images on the computer.

NewFig 1   5_13

NewFig 13   5_11

NewFig 10   5_11

NewFig 4   5_13
These sketches are done approximately 8" wide. When actually painting the final images, I don't copy the sketches verbatim, but use the digital images as a starting point. these paintings range in size from 36 x 36" to 44 x 44". As of now, I have 12 of these paintings in my local gallery and also have a gallery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that wants to exhibit them. A gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio contacted me the other day and is interested in exhibiting this series, so I'll be very busy painting for the next few weeks.
The Craig Smith Gallery in Harbert, Michigan has run a full page ad in the current May issue of Art in America featuring one of my new paintings. check it out if you have a chance.

Gallery AdCS


Tris Mast said...

That's a great ad for Craig Smith Gallery. And another good reason for me to buy a copy of Art in America. Well done, Harry.

Harry Borgman said...

Thanks Tris,
It's great that Craig ran that ad, he really likes my new series, in fact, he actually motivated me to do these paintings using my original digital studies as sketches, and feels that they will sell well, which is very encouraging.