Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween Paintout in Bodega, CA - Calvary Cemetary

Nice break from the miniature sketch card paintings in the studio..... Took a road trip to the town of Bodega, CA for a Halloween themed paintout. I chose to set up at the entrance to the Calvary Cemetery.

Out of respect we were not allowed to paint exact names from headstones. But this particular grave belonged to a World War II veteran. One would think of this paintout to be creepy, but it was actually quite the opposite.

As with all on location paintings, lighting can play tricks on your eyes. I struggled with this one a bit, but kept reworking it throughout the afternoon.



craig said...

Hey Gerald. You captured some really great lighting here. awesome

Gerald de Dios said...

Hey Craig, Thanks buddy.

yoon see said...

Look like you had have a great day for painting!
Beautiful works as always!

Gerald de Dios said...

Thanks Yoon see, it was such a nice day painting out in Bodega. Thanks for checking out my sketch cards too, that Iron Man one was definitely one of my favorites to create....It's found a happy home in North Carolina :)

Cynthia said...

Hey Gerald! Nice work! Where are you headed next? I look forward to seeing more!!!

Anonymous said...

nice work.

but seriously..."out of respect for the dead"?

or even "out of respect for the
family of the deceased"

give me a break;

Justin Owens said...

Very nice, the lighting here is beautiful. Did you also do this piece in watercolor/gouache? I really can't tell, it almost looks like acrylic or oils. Great work!

Gerald de Dios said...

Cynthia - Thanks for checking out my blog adventures :)

Brian - Thanks buddy!

Justin - Yes, it's all a mixture of watercolors and gouache. I haven't touched acrylics in 2 years and never touched oils...yet! Hahahaha.

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