Sunday, April 13, 2014

Reyes Fine Art on Location

Today marks 90 days on location in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. After working days building sets for the feature film "Batman vs Superman", I've been diligently planning and producing new paintings at night in an impromptu studio I put together in my hotel room. Here's a little insider tour for you…


The setup.
The tools. 
The palette.
The action and the output. Pictured is "Aero No. 35 (Los Angeles)".
While the act of painting itself becomes a spontaneous free-for-all, the planning in terms of size, base colors, etc. is not. These are some roadmaps for cityscapes based on trips to Paris, Montreal, and Barcelona. 
Sometimes I draw out the compositions, sometimes I don't. In the case of these three, I did! 
"Aero No. 35 (Los Angeles)"
Acrylic on canvas
8" x 32" (Four 8" x 8" panels)
"Aero 2014.1 (High Tension)"
Gouache and graphite on paper
8" x 4" 
"Montreal No. 1"
Gouache and ink on paper
4" x 8"
"Aero 2014.2 (Cotton Candy Sky)"
Gouache on paper
8" x 4" 
"Montreal No. 2"
Acrylic and graphite on crescent board
12" x 6"
"Aero No. 40 (Oasis)"
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 10"