Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hear Evil by father and son

My father, Nick Leone, sculpts in wood and often asks me to paint his sculptures. This collaborative piece is titled "Hear Evil", a satirized version of one of the famous three wise monkeys. I've also painted "Speak Evil" which I'll post soon. I haven't yet fully formed an idea of how to paint "See Evil" yet. Each sculpture is about 16 inches high, carved in bass wood by my dad.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ways to combine drawing and painting...

This piece hangs in our home and has Nancy's found objects on a bookcase in front. It shows a unique method in which drawing and painting can be combined. I drew directly on canvas with graphite and then painted transparent glazes of acrylic over the pencil drawing.