My display at this year’s IlluxCon held at the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown,PA. IlluXCon had largest and most impressive display of Fantastic art to date by the World’s best artists.
Dragon Dive is a 9″ x 7″ watercolor I produced at DragonCon this year during the odd moments when I was not engaged in the Art Show. While I have several oil paintings underway in my studio, these watercolors allow me to be productive away from my home turf.
Something Fishy is a 10″ x 7″ watercolor on Fabriano extra white hot press watercolor paper. Omar Rayyan kindly provided the paper to me to try out at DragonCon. It’s smooth, bright surface is a challenge to my usual procedure as the pooled watercolor drifts and dries differently.
What’s In Yer Wallet is a 12″ x 9″ watercolor on Arches Cold Press paper. Begun on my travels to the Beaufort Pirate Invasion and completed at DragonCon. The reference came from a photo session in my studio some years ago when I was gathering research for a National Geographic illustration.
Did some traveling recently and this 10″ x 8″ watercolor appeared in my sketchbook as I was shuffled from airport to plane seat, and to airport to plane seat again to my destination… where my checked luggage did not arrive with me.
New to the Maitz & Wurts Web Store is a an extra large print category. A full 24 inch capacity on the sort dimension is available as an onsite click purchase option. Most images are approximately 24 inches wide by 30 inches tall with a white border. All are signed in graphite. These selections are shipped in a tube using first class postage.
” My Prince Hath Croaked” an oil 15″ x 10″ began out as a field study as well at a spot found about a mile from my studio. While I worked, an otter bounced past me and splashed through the water in the foreground and into the culvert behind the figure. I had a photo shoot with a model soon after beginning the painting and one of the poses struck me as a perfect addition to the scene.
This 11″ x 14″ oil painting was begun several years ago as an exercise during an art Master Class I experienced. The premise was to sketch a scene on location, then use it later as a setting which would include a featured wild life subject. I recently decided this field painting would be perfect backdrop for a different sort of wild life experience. These on location, or plein air paintings, add authenticity not found using photo research in a studio environment.
This reproduction featuring Donato’s “Autumn” painting on the right and my “Damsel In Distress” painting on the left appears in the June issue of American Art Collector magazine, courtesy of Atlas Art House Gallery, who offers works by well known artists who work realism into imaginative subjects.
A video courtesy of Lucca Comics and Games has been added to my website, displaying selected artworks and the development of the oil painting,”Sandokan”, created for the event in 2011. Go to- http://www.paravia.com/DonMaitz/website/MythLegend/SpecialFeatures/LuccaPromo.htm