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Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Rusty works in the animation industry doing Storyboards, Timing, Animation and Directing. Recently he has worked at Disney TV Animation and Universal Animation Studios. He's best known for his Directing and Producing for Warner Bros. on "Animaniacs" and "Pinky and the Brain".

Monday, December 03, 2007

Gallery Work

Once again I am participating in the Creative Talent Network's group show. I had two paintings in the show last year but this year I decided to only put one in. That was partially due to the fact that I didn't complete the second painting and would rather not rush it. I prefer to create paintings specifically for these shows and not just pull out artwork I have sitting around. Though if I ever did a solo show I would do that to help round out a collection of works. This piece to the left is called "Green Tea" and is acrylic on foam core (click the image to see it larger). Recently I have been doing these acrylic on foam core paintings because I can create them rather quickly. I usually begin with some sketches in order to get the composition set. I like doing these elongated pieces too. This one is the same size of the painting I did last year, 9 x 21.
Here is a sketch I did of the girls face in preparation of this years painting. In creating this painting I tried to think of a subject that would have a wide appeal. A piece of artwork that could be hung in a variety of rooms, from the kitchen to the bedroom. I also wanted to have a nice design quality to it. Though I liked the sketch I decided to not make her head quite so elongated simply due to the placement on the composition. Since the orientation of the painting is already elongated I felt it would feel too stretched and so I softened the design. Last year I did a painting that was very red and warm in it's color palette so this year I decided to be cooler and more tranquil with my colors.
One added feature to the show this year is that many of the artists (including me) have done a small 4x4 ornament canvas. These will also be on sale for $25 each with 100% of the proceeds going to the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. On the left is the small ornament canvas I did.
To find out more about the show and to see all the artists that are in it go HERE


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