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SPACES Newbury Street First Friday

Autumn Wind, Acrylic Amazing news! I was asked to exhibit my artwork at SPACES Newbury Street in Boston on October 6 from 5-8 PM! Come see my new painting, Autumn Wind and other original paintings. They will be up for sale. I will be there all evening! Stop by and say hi! :)

Rocky Balboa Vs Apollo Creed Painting

                           I received a request to paint a colorful expressionistic painting of Rocky vs Apollo by Leroy Neiman. The painting is shown at the end of the film, Rocky III when Rocky and Apollo have a friendly boxing match and the fighters freeze into the colorful Leroy Neiman painting.  The style of painting is something that I have not tried before so I was ready for the challenge! As soon as I was commissioned to make this painting, I pictured the technique that I would use to paint this image. Since this painting has a lot of motion I thought a pallet knife would certainly capture it. I started by mixing the most prominent colors in the painting. The painting is full of various shades of red. I mixed cadmium red with phthalo green to get a darker shade of red. I mixed cadmium red with cadmium yellow and so on.. Colors upon colors were certainly needed. The color mixing took about an hour before I put paint on the large 30 x 40 inch stretched canvas. I a