Thanks to Seetwist Productions for all the dedication to make this timelapse possible. One of the best murals I have created and also one of the best timelapses conducted by the operators at Seetwist Productions. Check out his youtube channel and his vimeo site for more incredible photography and videography. This video was premiered at my solo show at the University of Northern Colorado, and has had some time off, so enjoy the new soundtrack, and check out both of the incredible GBs Fish n Chips locations.
The mural on the Federal House Customs Building is nearly completed, here are shots of the graffiti coat application and its effects on the color vibrance. We are steadily installing the 16' 1/8 inch steel sculptures, all of which contain Morse code,braille, stenography, and additional designs cut into the faces. The LED lighting which is placed behind the sculptures is also being installed and I will have some very cool night and day shots very soon. In the meantime take a walk by the place, the cinder block custom speakers will have some sort of ambient sound for you to enjoy until the full programming goes into the motion sensors. Far beyond inspiring; this installation is going to change the face of public art in Denver for future generations. Look for more info very soon and a 7news interview.
Recently traveled to the mountains of Colorado to complete a commission of one in a long line of pit bull royalty. Pet portraiture can be stagnant and uninteresting, however when executed on site utilizing a plein air palette and spacial organization, the painting quickly becomes dynamic, taking on the qualities of the mountain atmosphere and air that is present at elevation. This particular piece was a great challenge and often the best work is created when it is a difficult piece to master, forcing the artist to adapt and react to the changing surroundings.
I painted two small color and anatomic studies on site, and then completed the large painting on site, en plein air, using both the color studies as guides to paint the final piece.
Oil on canvas, 20 x 24, "Hitch"