Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quilt Museum Project, Final Leg

I have one single panel to do, and I'm going to be updating an album with pictures of the work in progress on the Facebook page, Alex Kramer Blogs ["Like" button]

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So, head to this album if you're interested!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gaches Mansion Commission

Last Friday, I was showing my finished panels to a group of people from the Quilt & Textile Museum. I am almost finished with the first phase of this big project I'm doing with them. As we were winding down the director of the Museum, Liz, asked to see some of my sketches. As she browsed, she found a few sketches I had done a year ago that she had seen me working on. She asked if I could recreate the sketches on nice stock-paper for her. I said yes, and got to work during the weekend.

Here are the original sketches from long ago...

Liz really liked the Halloween look, as well as the cross-hatching I used for shading. At first I used a watered down ink with a nib, but it wasn't handling how I liked. So, I just grabbed my trusty ol' Pilot pen, and that worked beautifully. After taking some pre-sketch runs, I roughed it out in pencil.

Then afterwards I went over everything with the Pilot pen. I didn't even erase the pencil, but you can barely see it anyway.
Halloween Gaches (8" x 11"), September [10] 2011
Liz really enjoyed the finished piece, and said she was going to proudly frame and display it 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quilt Museum Project, 9-8-11

Almost finished!!
I have three panels to finish (two of which are very close), and then focus all my efforts on the Quilt Museum piece. I'm hoping the Museum staff will be happy tomorrow with what I have to present to them.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Quilt Museum Project, 9-6-11

I sat myself down and did a good round of painting; ended up finishing two more panels, and almost a third. Taking a break to let panels dry and my wrist and shoulders recover. Trying to get as many panels finished before I meet with the museum on Friday.

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My art table during this whole project--basically all summer.

Monday, September 5, 2011

For Alanna,

A sneak-peak at some items that have been in The Doctor's pockets, and just within the first rebooted season, with Christopher Eccleston. I'm working on compiling all of them in a big page.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Quilt Museum Project, 9-3-11

First post on this big Quilt Museum Project of September. I'm hoping to whittle down the "panels left" section in my project to almost nothing in the next few days.

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