This piece titled "His Father's Eyes" was for the WWA Gallery's "Horrorwood" show in 2010, and was inspired by the movie "Rosemary's Baby." I executed it in my usual fashion- transferred the daring to Stonehenge paper via lightbox, mounted it on heavy museum board, and painted it with india ink washes and then gouache on top for color:
Here was the initial sketch of Rosemary and her "baby."
*THIS DRAWING SOLD*
I wanted to fill in the space around her in an oval with satan... here was the separate sketch:
Here is a comp of the two sketches put together. I think I'll fade the devil away into feathers or something since the legs read funny when partially obscured. I'm planning on calling this painting "His Father's Eyes.":
The transferred drawing. (graphite on Stonehenge paper, mounted on museum board)
The first washes of ink. (Dr. Ph Martin's "Black Star" waterproof ink; matte)
Finished with the ink tones:
Built up color with washes of gouache:
Here is the progression from drawing to finished painting:
Here are the paints/tools I used:
The Winsor & Newton Series 7 #5 brush is expensive, but I do almost ALL of my gouache painting with it because it is so well made and has such a fine, natural tip. Definitely more than worth every penny.
This piece was be on display and for sale at the Horrorwood show at the WWA Gallery in Culver City, which opened October 15th, 2010. This piece is *SOLD*.