Friday, May 29, 2015
Composition aside, I played around with paint handling a lot more in this piece. There is a great deal of brush work and palette knifing that interact with each other. In many areas it may not work, but as a whole I really think this is my stand out painting and one that is leading to bigger and better things. This is also a pretty personal piece. While it isn't exactly a self-portrait, it is a truer depiction of who I am than any self-portrait I've done before.
That's all for now, but stay tuned!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
These are three 12"x12" studies done on wood. Hands have forever been the most difficult aspect of the figure for me, so this semester I made it a point to give prominence to hands in all my pieces. All three of them were also experiments in palette knife and brush combo techniques. In keeping with my thesis, these are all hands of my friends and incredible painters in their own rights.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Not going to write a lot. Going to be posting one finished image daily from school over the last year. First one is a painting I did last Spring that got into the school's Spring Show and placed 1st in the MFA figurative category. It was a major breakthrough piece for me that ultimately sealed my fate in terms of my thesis being about artists at work. The subject is one of my best friends at school, the incredible artist Theresa Morgan, caught reading a book on the model stand with all her painting supplies out and about. It was inspired when I actually caught her like this several weeks prior as I went to that room to chat with her as her class was cleaning up and leaving. She was just waiting for everyone to clear out to begin her work. The title of the painting is "Quiet" and it is 36"x24" oil on canvas. Enjoy, and as always comments are welcome :)
Friday, July 4, 2014
I'm currently working steadily on three out of four mid-size paintings, the fourth hasn't had much work done except a light sketch. The first painting is of my stepfather Helder drinking espresso and using a toothpick after dinner. It's one of those scenes I grew up witnessing on a daily basis, and the kind of scenes I find myself attracted to the most when it comes to painting.
The painting is 16" x 20" linen mounted on wood.
The next two paintings are from a photo shoot I had last week with my good friend, model, and fellow artist Caitlin Albright.
20" x 30" on linen
18" x 24" masonite
The colors on all three appear really strange when uploaded to blogger, so I'll have to figure this out. I'll post color corrected shots of the paintings when they're further along.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
New small painting. 5" x 7" oil on canvas. The next few I post will be fairly entertaining :)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Small 5" x 7" painting of model named Jess I worked with a while back. Really liked this pose and always felt it would work really well as a smaller painting.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Starting this whole Etsy endeavor back up and being serious about it. Take a gander :)
Also have a Google + account now, so add me
Julian Tejera Art
Friday, March 28, 2014
Just an update on what I've been doing.
Small 6 x 8 study. I have a lot of extra stock photos from previous shoots, so I'm just going to start painting them. Going to hit this one up again to put some final accents and highlights. Model is Liana, hired her last month for some thesis shots.
this is oil on fabriano hot press paper prepped with matte medium (3 layers homeys!). I did the drawing first, sealed it, then laid in a wash of permanent alizarin crimson and permanent magenta. That combo is quickly becoming my favorite base color plus it dries really fast. Again, some extra photos from a shoot I had back in NJ for a job. She's one of my favorite models and a great friend, Caitlin.
Liana again. Did this one tonight after class with Jonathan Ahn. I actually worked on it a bit more after I took the last pic, will post better quality photos when I finish these.