Leonard P. Zakim bridge commission

What’s going on ?

       Im back again for another creative work update… I was recently commissioned by a coworker to do a painting of the Leonard P. Zakim bridge in Massachussetts…but with some of my R.Mac touch to it. You’ll see what I mean soon. 

   This co worker is actually from Somerville, Mass and also wanted some mention of his hometown in the painting. He also wanted some of the cosmic nebula type atmosphere as well… after some planning conceptualizing, color studying and finalization, this is what emerged from my brain’s gray matter:

So that is what came about of the commission(which he absolutely loved very much). Thanks in advance for taking the time to check out my blog. I have a few ideas that I’m working on now so I will be posting in the near future.

Take care for now,

-R.Mac

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Some studies I’ve recently done…

Greetings:

        and Happy Thanksgiving! Its been quite busy for me…working on my art and at my day job, mind you. 

         because I haven’t posted lately, I’ve decided to post a few fantasy art related pen studies that I’ve done in my writing journal to take a time out from posting about the series. but rest assured the current piece I’m working on, Clash of the Divines,  is starting to take decent shape. I will post shots of that next week. 

Anyway, here are the studies I’ve done recently… a horse study, a tattooed stallion, and a temple…

Stallion with tribal tattoo

Temple


Horse study

      

  That’s all for now. I’m going to get some things done before i go enjoy Thanksgiving with my family. hope you all have a great holiday!

 Until next timeβ˜πŸ‘‘

 R.Mac 

When Goddesses Clash…

Greetings:

        I’ve been pretty hard at work cranking out this study for my next painting so that I can begin imagining the process with a paintbrush as I lay it on the canvas….

    In the last post I highlighted that in my series “Consumed by Passion; Seduced by Wealth” I would be creating a painting that shows the entities of Love and Wealth personified as goddesses (named Tamani and Ziva)  fighting each other.

   It seems like everyone is fighting with everyone these days. Perhaps that was part of the inspiration for this painting…but I digress…

This painting idea I’m conceptualizing also has to do with my frustrations I’ve felt with this series, creating art, and attempting to live off of my art, which is not fully a reality yet. It also ties back into the original idea behind the conception of the series itself. 

       So without further ado, here is the study for the painting that I’ve officially decided to title “Clash of the Divines”

A side note, I did a painting of a red flame blue flame that I posted in this blog entry that match the flames coming from Tamani’s kick and Ziva’s punch. Was it another element to the duality nature of the two goddesses? Perhaps.  I painted the flames long ago so perhaps subconsciously it made sense to me to structure their power auras that way when it came time for fleshing out the idea of this piece.

        I think that’s all for now with this blog entry which I hope you thoroughly enjoyed. Bedtime for me; early workday tomorrow. 

Take care for now β˜πŸ‘‘

-R.Mac 

        

Pre-painting Studies for next painting; Personality Clash

Greetings :

      With these election debates going on, there’s a lot of conflict revolving around who to  vote for and the chaos that goes with it…

        Well, there’s some conflict going on over here as well.

        You see, the 2 goddesses I’ve been creating for a long time, aren’t on the best of terms right now.   They literally want to rip each other apart. And feed each other to the wolves.

            What I’m trying to say, is that the next painting I’m going to be working on is goddesses Tamani and Ziva are going to be fighting each other!

           What would a painting like this symbolize? For me it symbolises the tense moments I’ve dealt with of making the series. Such as, trying to get my concepts down correctly on paper, getting things done in a timely manner or even the expectation amount of sales I would like to obtain… but I digress..

          This post is about studies I did of the characters in what outfits they would wear in the painting. I figured it would be cool to change things up a bit especially when it’s a totally different situation at the time… Anyway,  here are the two goddesses  in different attire.

Tamani is still in a dress, and looking as alluring as ever…but with her graceful like movements,  it’s easy for her to move around in when she’s fighting… However, with Ziva’s natural edgy attitude , it’s only right that I put her in all black leather pants and a leather jacket with diamonds embedded in strategic parts of the leather jacket & boots…as you can see she’s still all coture even when she’s kicking ass lol.

The next step is to work out the composition of the two of them fighting and then draw it up on canvas.  I will post such when I get to that step. 

   Take care for now and I will see you next time β˜πŸ‘‘

-R.Mac

Side by side (completed)

Greetings:

This current piece took me a lot longer to complete than it was supposed to… due to the fact that it had gotten erased by my pc and I had to start over again… but I vowed victory and persisted in starting over on this piece and ended up completing it making it look better the 2nd time around. So here is the final version: 

The clouds for one look better the 2nd time around as I put more color in them. Plus the 2 goddesses still look as lovely as ever in all of their contrasting glory.
     Now it’s on to the next piece which I will have these 2 goddesses fighting each other. Back to the drawing table for me!

Until next time, take care everyone β˜πŸ‘‘

-R.Mac

Spread your Love (completed)

Good afternoon:

I just wanted to share a recent piece that I have completed entitled Spread your Love This is another installment in the Consumed by Passion, Seduced by Wealth series. I had put up a progress shot of it a while back along with another picture (which unfortunately my computer wiped out without a good fucking reason). Although the picture came out good, I still have my critiques about it which is normal for when you’re trying to improve.

So without further ado, here’s the final version of Spread your Lovespreadyourlovecolor

 

It almost looks kind of like it has a “patriotic afterthought” to it due to the red, white and blue present in the pic… That wasn’t my intent at all. Actually, I try to just balance color schemes intuitively in a way that just makes the most sense… I think it came out pretty decent overall.

I’m going to end this here, but stay tuned for more updates in the future! I actually started over the piece that got wiped out by my computer. I’ll post a decent picture either as a progress shot or when it’s completely finished. Stay tuned!

-R.Mac