This Joshua Tree and the Palm Tree are a private commission for a Southern California couple. After living in the Northern California mountains for the last 19 years I really miss the austere beauty of both of these trees. Something about both the Joshua and the Palm remind me of vacation.
I also made a matching Cognate or Ghost Print of the spent plates but I didn’t have any BFK white so I had to use a BFK Tan and a Cream. The jury is still out on whether I like these colors over my first choice BFK White.
I am almost finished with my first large outdoor steel sculpture commission. The project has been transformational for me as an artist and also for the young and talented welders working on it. I can honestly say that I am a completely different artist than I was at the beginning of the year. Hard to explain but the piece has helped set me free from persuing any commercial illustration work and it will allow me with its completion to compete effectively for Public Sculptural Art Commissions. It is like all newbie hard starts in the design, literary or the entertainment world, the biggest hurdle is getting your first really good gig which then makes others come easier. Here is a sneak peek of the Mother and Fathers torsos.