I am almost there – but I need your help!

I got accepted into two of my dream schools – along with some generous scholarships, but even after that and maxing out my available student loans, I am still just a bit short of going to live my dream (getting a degree in art and then teaching!  Also, opening my own gallery before I die :D)

I am asking for your help.

I have two ways you can help:  One is to purchase one of my super discounted artworks at http://www.khufineart.com/send-me-to-school.html – and the other is to donate (even $1 makes a difference!) at http://www.gofundme.com/5f0dso

Please help me out – it would be an amazing holiday gift for me – and for you if you decide you want a painting or drawing!

Anything you’ve seen on my blog is available at a discount too, please email khufineart@gmail.com for information.

You are so awesome for reading this post, here is an e-hug just for the good vibe 😀 <   ^_^  >

 

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Coolest most personal gift ever? Philadelphia Fine Art – K. Hu Artist

What could be more personal and radical than a custom portrait of a loved one?  I really can’t think of anything.

Drawings: 11×14 one bust – $38.00

Paintings: 12×16 one bust – $300.00

Each other person: Drawings – $10 Paintings – $40

Drawings are done on archival layout bond vellum with charcoal.

Paintings on panel (linen on request) with oil.

I could also do some specific commissions, such as nudes, florals, still lifes, etc.  Maybe you want a babelicious painting of your gorgeous wife’s back?  I can do that for you.  They all start at $300.  Your wife is gorgeous.  People like my paintings according to my ebay feedback.  You will too.  I promise.

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Ebay – a crazy awesome sale. Philadelphia Fine Art K. Hu Artist

Get these amazing deals on e-bay while you still can!  I am moving and don’t want to take these with me…

http://www.ebay.com/sch/keighsie/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Thanks for looking 😀

Here is a photo of what I’m working on as a reward for clicking because you are awesome.  I am doing a more layery technique than my usual alla prima esque style with this one because it’s tiny and I want it to look very detailed.  Also it’s the first panel I’ve primed on my own.   Celebrate.

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Painting a painting – Continued – Philadelphia Fine Art. K. Hu art

Just thought I’d pop by and continue my photographic journey through this painting I’m working on.  This is day two…

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I’m working here on darkening everything to match the crazy dark background.  I am refining the colour of the eye and separating it from the shadows there as well.  The lips looked ok here but I ruined them by where I am now.  I am trying to make these bigger shapes look smaller and more detailed because everyone loves detail..

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There is my “inspiration” wall behind the painting.  The still life is by Bart Lindstrom who I had the pleasure of attending’s short class at PSOA in 2011.  I’m putting in the arms.  BIG BIG shapes.

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One thing I learned makes paintings look really lovely is when everything is gradated from the lightest point.  So here I have darkened the arms on their way down from the head, even though it’s not as clear in person, I’ve exaggerated the effect for aesthetic purposes.  Heck yeah.

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Slowly painting the hands mysteriously rising from the shadows

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Or like, big slabs of colour and value.  Whichever…

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I am faking it.  The nails aren’t red in my reference but I want them to match the lips to create a subtle focal point when you get bored trying to find the flaws in the face.  Did I mention that this panel is wicked?  It’s super smooth texture makes the paint really really show up.

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This is where it’s at so far.  The awkward angles are to avoid backlighting and to get it in one frame.  This is the largest painting I’ll have done when I finish.

Overall, I am not sure how detailed I’ll get on the hands as I don’t want them to be too distracting (I’m afraid I’ll ruin them.)   I am, however, intending to draw all the little dragons on the dress eventually.  It’s gonna need layers just due to the nature of the panel.  It should look cool.  I promise to spend so much time looking at it that I can’t stand it anymore until a few weeks later when I go “oh that came out pretty good”

Ok that’s all you get from me for tonight!  Have an awesome week!

 

 

Clementines and Class information – Philadelphia Fine Art

My next Portrait Painting class comes up September 17 and again in October:

http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/courses/painting-the-portrait-level-1

Also contact me for private lessons on the web (yes, I can teach you a lot.)

My next Drawing class in October:

http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/courses/capturing-the-likeness-portrait-drawing-method-for-accurate-portraits

Here is an example of some 4th week student artwork vs. their first week:

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And for your update, here is my finished painting of the clementines:

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I am going to write about drawing soon, just getting some materials together to make a cool post.