Sunday, November 8, 2015

Both Paintings Finished in 108 Days

Finally finished with my epic double commission of "The Final Judgment" and "The Damned."  Both paintings were finished in just 108 days total.  Both pieces are oil on canvas and total an enormous 8ft x 27ft.   I can't reveal where the will be going at this point, as per the terms of the contract with my client but I will announce it here when I have permission.  Thank you so much for your support during this whole crazy ride.  Originally I had exactly three months to finish the project.  Fortunately I was given a little more time but I still executed and completed the project just over that small window of time.  

Friday, November 6, 2015

Day 46 The End is in Sight

For days I've been saying "I'm almost there..."  Now I can actually say that knowing it is true.  I only have two more days to finish this commission and that's just about all the time I will need.  If I'm lucky, I may not even have to stay up late tomorrow night!  Things are going well but it all depends if I can keep up the pace.  I'm really to the point of complete exhaustion at this point.  The combination of late hours, early mornings, no coffee and strength training has be longing for the end.  Fortunately, the end is in sight.  You'll have to wait until Tuesday next week to see shots of the finished product.  I'll be having the talented photographer Darren Penrod photograph me and the painting this Sunday.   I can't wait for you all to see it.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Day 41 Deadline... Painting Finished? No.

Sorry it has been over a week since I posted.  At this point the painting should have been finished as today was the deadline - November 1.  Fortunately there is a little bit of leeway for me to finish it a few days late.  At this point I had to make the decision to paint much longer days to insure I'd finish the commission on time.  I've been working from about 9AM until around 2AM each day until the painting is finished.  Though I'm not as exhausted as I was during the last commission I'm certainly not as used to this long schedule as I was before.  Not to mention I gave up coffee before I began this second painting so things are a little more challenging.  Only another week to go.  Wish me luck.
Painted in a quick figure of Jesus on day 27.