Jose Reyes Painting…

Here’s my latest commissioned painting, all that’s left to do is sign it.  It has taken me a long time and a lot of experimentation to find a combination of mediums that works just right for me, but I really think I have figured it out.  I have always wanted to create paintings that have the same energy as my powdered graphite/charcoal drawings and I believe I have done it.  These pencil paintings are created by first creating an acrylic under painting, then layering, gesso, powdered graphite, charcoal and pastels over top.  These layers create life and dimension that I’ve always wanted in my work.  Here it is, feel free to leave comments with your thoughts,

Thanks, Chris.

Happy Halloween…

Well, Halloween has come and gone, and with that so has my yearly pumpkin carving.  This year I decided to create my first Blue Jays themed pumpkin.  Of course Jose Bautista seemed like the logical choice after his great season.  Here’s what the finished project looked like.I posted this picture on twitter and the response was incredible, Jose, retweeted it, MLB fancave commented.  It was a very fun project that has definitely increased the audience to my artwork.

I am back in the studio working on some new paintings so be sure to check back soon to see how they are progressing.  I hope everybody had a very happy Halloween.

Cheers, Chris.

No Way Jose…

It has been a very busy time in the household, from renos to our daughters first birthday it has put a hold on my art projects.  The renos are finally to a point where it is liveable now, so I’m back in the studio working.  Here is a picture of my latest creation titled “No Way Jose”.  If you don’t know the back story of this painting watch this YouTube video. If you are interested in prints you can order them here.  Stay tuned as I have a lot of exciting projects on the go.

 

2013 Year In Review…

2013 was a very busy year, here’s a link (click here) to the artwork I created during it.  Be sure to “Like” my Facebook page while you are there to stay updated on my projects.  Thanks as always for visiting.

 

First 100 Game Drawings Complete!

First off, I hope everybody had a great holiday season.  I’ve been back at work for the last couple weeks and I just finished the 100th drawing for my Jays Care Foundation fundraiser.  The goal is to finish at least 5 drawings a week and I be done before opening day.  This has been an amazing artistic exercise and it’s pretty incredible looking back at how my use of the medium has progressed from the first drawings, AND of course the most important thing is that I’m over half way to my fundraiser goal!  Here are the first 100 drawings in random order.  Visit www.bluejaysart.ca and contact me if you are interested in any of the originals or prints.  All the best in the New Year!

88 drawings done and almost halfway to my fundraising goal…

Here are the first 88 drawings. When I originally planned this fundraiser I was hoping to create the drawings as each game completed, but as you can see that didn’t happen… With the birth of our first baby in July I was too busy and couldn’t even come close to keeping up. That being said, now that we are in a good routine I’m back creating 5 a week and making good progress. Most importantly I am almost halfway to my Jays Care Foundation fundraising goal. I’m very excited to see the final mosaic image come together, stay tuned for many more drawings.