Monday, August 17, 2009

Big Work in Progress

The end of August is my deadline for this painting I'm doing for the Princeville St. Regis hotel. Naturally my friends are all very alarmed that I'm still in the sketch stage on the project, but the painting will just be in two colors and so the graphic design is the most important thing to accomplish. The designers were inspired by a pareo design I did way back in 1983 showing Hi'iaka and Lohi'au, the goddess and prince in the ancient Hawaiian legend. So even though I have shown dozens of sketches of varying complexities, they have consistently sent me back to the drawing board, wanting it to be in that original woodblocky style. It's been a real challenge!

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