As some of you may know, Mikelynn (my wife) and I are expecting our first child any day now. (well it feels like any day now, but it's about 3 weeks away.)
I decided, since I am a painter, that I would go ahead and paint a nice mural on the wall above where her crib will be. Of course, like every architect before me, I have procrastinated until there is just no time left! What better time, than now? About three months ago, I saw a flower while eating lunch with a few co-workers, a Purple Gerbera (or Daisy, I don't know). Here is a photo I took of the last bloom on the plant about a week ago.
While this flower appears to be pretty simple, I remind you, I have NEVER painted flowers. I started sketching a few in the recent past (I think if you look at book 16 there are a few). As I always do, I jumped in with both feet! Here is a quick video of my progress thus far. I used my GoPro to get this footage tonight (05/29/2015), I am fairly please with the progress, I think it will be a nice piece when I can put another 2-3 hours into it.
I am also compiling a complete time lapse video for those who would like to follow the complete process of this painting.
Thank you all again, as usual...Please leave your comments below, or on my facebook page. I appreciate your willingness to review my work and give me great critique!
A few weeks ago I got word that the three works I used for ArtXArchitects will be held over at the Sparrow Gallery for the Month of June! I will be a supporting artist for the solo show of a very talented photographer/artist Dianne Poinski (Portfolio and bio)
Take a look at that original post here for photos of the 3 works that will on display.
To see my works in person you can visit the gallery located at 2418 K Street, during their normal hours. I will probably be there for the second Saturday reception on June 13th.
Second Saturday: 11-3 and 6-9
Another developing story: I will be displaying at the Sparrow Gallery during 2016, in a significantly expanded show (hopefully 8-12 new works) I will provide an update on time and date as it becomes available.
Keep an eye on my blog and website over the next few weeks, I have a LOT of work that I will be posting from the last six months and a very special project I'm working on.
Chris Holt is an Architect and Artist. His art work centers around cityscapes, still life, and abstract work.