April Update

Lately I have been spending most of my studio time working on a new series that I hope to begin sharing in the very near future. While working on this new series I have also done several more small pieces. This portrait study was done for fun while experimenting with some new ideas.

"Black and Red" Study, 8x10", oil on linen
“Black and Red” Study, 8×10″, oil on linen

Here are two new skull pieces as well. Both are 8×10″. More of a natural study, the first was done in normal daylight. I wanted to paint the piece as it appeared by the light of the window. The morning daylight out so many unexpected beautiful hues. It was a pleasure to be able to capture the impression in the early morning. Well, early for me anyway.

Anthony Cramer - "Window Skull" - 8x10", oil on linen panel
“Window Skull” – 8×10″, oil on linen panel

This blue skull began with the acidic reds and I wanted to use a strong blue to conceal some of, but not all the reds beneath. The thick strokes of cools and alizarin add even more vibrancy.

Anthony Cramer - "Night Skull - Blue" - 8x10", oil on linen panel
“Night Skull – Blue” – 8×10″, oil on linen panel

Next time I hope to share some progress on a new series of pieces I have started.