Thursday, November 27, 2008

In With The Old




Pictured here are some pieces I did back in 1990, during my second year at S.VA. These paintings were part of a triptych originally. Unfortunately, the middle pic, of a young kid discovering the gun his older brother has hidden in the sock drawer, was destroyed by the flood I had earlier this year. I played around with the hues in Photoshop for the purple tinted version. Painted in oils on illustration board, the art measures 9" X 12".

11 comments:

jason quinones said...

pretty damn cool justin like the pulp cover feel of that 2nd one. wish i was that good with oils in school. all my paintings looked like shit. i mostly concentrated all my efforts into penciling and inking.

and look how fucking far that's gotten me....

Jesse said...

I like the color version Justino, but I gotta say the new monochrome version lends it a more suspenseful aura. Really nice piece, brother. I like the detail on the gun as well. Man, I wish I could get into painting. Jason, you crack me up dude! You're like a cranky young man. lol

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, guys!

My Pencil Box Zoo said...

Very kool...oldies but goodies. I agree with Jesse about the tonal version and the gun.

Would you consider recreating the damaged painting?

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, Rob! As for. recreating the middle painting - I think I'm just gonna leave it as is. Could be done, though. I've still got all the old reference photos.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Good ones!

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks.

Greg said...

Nice work, Justin...

I KNOW that it would be a waste of breath to say that you should really invest in some more oil painting... so I won't bother.


Err.... waitaminit...

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, Greg. I appreciate it. Maybe one of these days I will do some more oil painting. Invest would be the right word to use, as all my old oil paints seem to have vanished. I can't remember if I threw them away because they were a total mess or what. There'd probably be a bit of a learning curve at first, working with them again, but I'm sure it would be exciting. Something to think about.

MAY-DAY said...

Really good painting. i didn't know you had it in you.
the flesh tones are nice the hi lights on the jacket were done really well,nice rich background. this painting was put together really well. Do you have any more student stuff like this?

The Keeper's Notes said...

May-Day - thanks a lot. I appreciate the comments! I do have more student stuff I did that I haven't posted yet for one reason or another...usually there's a specific part of the painting that bothers me...I hadn't posted this one for awhile because his ear always bugged me. Besides the 'An Illusive Reality' blog which is dedicated to one of the two illustrated short stories I did at SVA (haven't posted anything from the other one yet), which has a couple of pages of the more painterly, rendered look I was sometimes doing, you can find a couple of other examples of this kind of rendered oil painting here:

SVA-13

MIKE TYSON