This is from the helipad atop the parking structure at the studio. Headed home after a late day at work the orange glow caught my eye -- I sketched it out on a loose piece of paper and painted it soon after.
once again our weekly painting time is being put on hold until new facilities can be arranged -- this is from a session a month or two ago. We have painted Alma while she played the violin for us (she's quite good!) but not this time.
I booked a trip out to Anacapa Island -- part of the channel islands off the coast of California -- a few weeks ago, and invited an artist friend so we could do some watercolors. Unfortunately the one day of rain in the past six months was the same day we were out on the island and the squalls kept coming in regularly. Our paints stayed in our packs and I had to do this from a photograph. Still, the islands are an impressive, nearly pristine environment to visit -- and I will return!
Kevin Turcotte A photo from the reception held last Saturday at the Morris-Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, where I'm part of a group show, "An Animator's Avocation." The show also features of paintings of fellow DreamWorks animation artists, James Martin, Simon Otto and Fabio Lignini. The show was held on the second floor of the rotunda in the museum and we were each given a separate wall. Thanks to all who made this possible!
I'm part of a group show in the city of Eureka, at the Morris-Graves Museum. These six pieces are on exhibition with work from three other DreamWorks artists; Fabio Lignini and Simon Otto from insertnamehere.blogspot.com and fellow Paintopolis citizen James Martin. The show will be up for several months -- if you're on the north coast stop on by!
I've been busy generating some holograms which are on display in a group show at the new Gnomon Gallery. The show is up through September 10, with a closing party on September 11. These are Rabbitholes prints, which allow for a wide range of view and 10 seconds or so of animation.
This is the reason there hasn't been much activity here for a few weeks -- I've been busy! The show opens next week and is up for a good part of the summer. I'll be posting more images from the show in the coming days.
One of the benefits of working at an animation studio is the life drawing sessions offered to the artists. In this particular session we were required to draw in indelible media so we couldn't erase. This was a quick pose -- one of many, but I kinda liked the way it came out.
I was painting up at Vasquez Rocks (the location of many a television and movie shoot -- whenever they want an "outer space" look) a few weeks back and saw a few of these guys at a nearby ranch. Those horns had to have been at least five to six feet across.
I received a nice notice in Charley Parker's great "lines and colors" blog today -- thanks! This is from last Saturday in an old cemetery in downtown Los Angeles. A quiet place to sketch, amidst the veterans of the Spanish-American War.