Canvas #38: The Diptych Over My Bed
Around Here: February 2017

100 Canvases: Canvas #39 - The One With the Toothy Grin

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39

This is a painting that I finished at the end of 2016, but didn't manage to take photos of until recently.

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It's another big one -- about 3 feet by 3 feet.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39

It's so difficult to convey scale through photos on the internet, so I hope these photos with me and my hand help you "get" the size of it.  

It's also a painting with a ton of texture!

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39

As you might be able to infer from yesterday's painting.  I'm a little bit in love with shine these days.  Can you see the glitter in the detail photo above?

Well, I sprayed this funky glitter spray I had in my stash over portions of the painting to give it some serious shine.

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It's surprisingly subtle for glitter.  (Isn't that a funny sentence?)

For me, this painting feels like a companion to this painting:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Canvas #39Let's look at them side-by-side:

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These are the similarities I see:

  • Same size.
  • Similar composition -- enlarged face slightly shifted to the right.
  • Blue eyes.
  • Similar colors.
  • Lots of texture on both.
  • Other than the eyes, the features are mostly indicated rather than outlined.
  • Paint drips all over.

These are the differences I see:

  • The painting on the left has a more "finished" look.
  • The teeth make the painting on the right feel goofy, where the painting on the left feels calmer somehow.
  • The incredibly light blue eyes (right) are slightly creepy.  Darker blue eyes seem more natural.
  • There is more "white space" in the painting on the left.
  • The moods of the two paintings are different even though the techniques and colors are very similar.
  • The jaw line of the painting on the left is more clearly defined.

Do you see some things that I missed?  I'd love to know!

Thanks for stopping by!

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