New Painting: Dreamy Distance

Howdy Internet,

This isn’t a huge update, but I thought I’d share a new painting that I finished a few months ago. I had originally planned to release this painting series as by-donation content, but I’m feeling unambitious about ebooks at the moment so I’ll be releasing them on my blog throughout the next month or two.

This painting was really enjoyable for me; I’ve been quite into anything associated with the 1970’s and japan lately, and so it draws a lot of influence from Shoujo Manga and Pulp Sci-Fi covers. 
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A painting by Ken Barr, not by me!
I was specifically quite inspired by this old school fantasy illustrator named Ken Barr. I came across a deck of Ken Barr collector cards at value village a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed a lot of the pieces. The pieces all have a very minimalist palette and are grand, ridiculous fantasy and sci-fi cover paintings with really fine detail and lovely composition. Barr actually passed away recently, but I’d encourage you to check out some of his work online (I couldn’t find a website directly associated with him, but there are a few articles here and there if you google his name.)

[Ken Barr’s] pieces all have a very minimalist palate,  and are grand, ridiculous fantasy and sci-fi cover paintings with really fine detail and lovely composition. “

Anyways, without further adieu – here is the painting that I completed. I worked with watercolor paints and ink pens primarily, and the finished painting is 9 x 12″. If you like it, please take a second to follow me on other social media and check out the rest of this blog / site to see more about my other projects and endeavors. Have a good one!
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“Dreamy Distance” Grace Avery-Parkman, 2016. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 9 x 11″
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