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"

10 comments:

  1. Nice studio setup Brad! I really love the Aero 35 painting above!! BEAUTIFUL!!

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    1. Hey Matt, I missed your comment from April. Belated thank you!

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  2. Inspiring, no one can say they don't have the place....you found/made one!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I appreciate your taking a look. It is true we can make anywhere, but I think one of the fun (and frustrating sometimes) parts of being an artist is the pursuit of optimal art-making conditions, including the studio.

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  3. Seeing/experiencing your process is inspiring, thought-provoking and stimulating. Thanks for this post, Brad.

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    1. You're welcome, Patricia! Happy to share how I do what I do. :)

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  4. I love your pre painting drawings and your plannings... and of course your paintings!

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting, Donna! I think all the planning, prep and pre-thought satisfies my left brain, while the paint mixing, actual painting, and all the random things that happen then satisfies my right.

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