(Album) Cover Bands

It took a bit longer than I’d planned, but I finally wrapped up that series of commissioned classic album covers.  I’m proud of how things came out in the end.  It’s not the kind of work I typically take on, but I’m always up for a challenge and painting portraiture is a weak spot so I dove in head first.  I was especially concerned about accuracy in this case due to the familiar nature of the subjects (on the two featuring figures).  At the end of it all the client was more than happy with the end product.  The result…?  Another large piece commissioned by the same client with a December due date.  Christmas is gonna be OK this year I think.

Robert Reeves, cover art group, acrylic on linen, 2013
Robert Reeves, cover art group, acrylic on linen, 2013

By the end of the project I was pretty sure I never wanted to paint lettering again.

By the time I thought to produce this post I’d been commissioned to paint a logo in the lobby of a new, local business.  More lettering.  More fine lines.  More going cross-eyed.  *Sigh*.  What are ya gonna do??  A guy’s got bills to pay.

In the meantime I’ve managed to snag a deal with a returning, local favorite eating establishment called Cafe Su.  If you’re from Des Moines or have lived here in the last 15 years odds are you know of Cafe Su and have met the woman, Su, herself.  She’s an amazing chef, a gracious host, and a shrewd businessperson.  She has a lot of wall space and I’ve got a lot of work staring me in the face.  The sheer amount of Art I’ll need to produce is a little daunting to me at the moment, but it gives me the opportunity to expand on my current series of paintings I’ll be calling Komorebi (a Japanese word for the interplay of light and trees).  I’ll be posting more as things develop.

Wish me luck!




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