Tiki Oasis 14

by Eddy on September 7, 2014

in girls,Painting,process,traditional

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Here’s my contribution to the Tiki Oasis art show held in San Diego, August 2014.

Mai Kai Girls – Josie & Suzy
7” x 16.5” Gouache, Acrylics on hardboard

Beyond Squaresville
Tiki Oasis 5th Annual Art Show
15th – 17th August 2014


Fat Cats – Acrylic painting

by Eddy on April 23, 2014

in process,traditional

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Fat Cats, Acrylic on canvas, 40cm x 30cm


Acrylic sketches

by Eddy on January 1, 2013

in sketches,traditional

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Tura Satana painting

by Eddy on December 12, 2012

in girls,process,sketches,Uncategorized

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Here’s some process photos of a Tura Satana painting I completed a couple of months ago. The initial drawing was quite stylised as you can see from the Photoshop rough and the sepia sketch on canvas. As I progressed I felt I wasn’t capturing her unique look despite repainting her face a couple of times. Finally I re-gessoed the canvas and started again. This time I went for more realism paying close attention to the shape of her eyes and jawline.


Simian Spectacle

by Eddy on July 12, 2012

in News

Simian SpectacleWell the wait is almost over! Simian Spectacle begins this Saturday. I am very excited to be part of this and exhibit alongside these wonderful artists. If you are in Miami over the next couple of weeks please check it out at the Harold Golen Gallery and Go Ape!.

Simian Spectacle: July 14th 2012 – August 4th 2012

Opening Night: July 14th, 6pm -11pm

Featuring the art of Anthony Carpenter, Eddy Crosby, Sam Gambino, El Gato Gomez, Doug Horne, Robert Jimenez, Mulder 142, LuRu Rudawsky, Nik Satterfield and Stephanie Jaffe Werner.

Harold Golen Gallery
2294 North West 2nd Ave.
Miami, Florida 33127

Simian Spectacle FaceBook group

Thanks to Robert Jimenez of Tiki Tower for curating the show.

P.S Mickey The Organ Grinder Monkey will be in attendance opening night!


Acrylic practice

by Eddy on September 19, 2011

in process,sketches,traditional

These roughs were done without any preliminary drawing and painted very quickly with opaque acrylic.
Acrylic on gessoed 300 gsm watercolour paper. A3 size.


Colour choices

by Eddy on May 19, 2009

in process

For the past few months i have been wanting to buy some new acrylic paints. I fell in love with Golden heavy body acrylics when i bought a tube of Burnt Umber. They are arguably the best acrylics on the market and have a lovely rich buttery feel. Unfortunately they are pricey. I needed to chose my paints carefully so i would get the most out of a small selection of colours.

Another great advantage of having a few colours is that you learn so much by mixing them. For instance a huge range of greens can be mixed that are far more subtle and interesting than a green straight from the tube.

After some research on forums sites like Wet canvas and reading Stephen Quiller’s essential “The painter’s guide to color” I narrowed my selection to five colours.

My three primaries are: Quinacridone Red, Cadmium Yellow light, Phthalo blue Green Shade.

My secondary colours are: Phthalo Green Yellow Shade and Dioxazine Purple.
I didn’t bother with an orange since i can make a clean orange with Quinacridone Red and Cadmium Yellow light.

Out of these five colours I was able to mix the twelve colours of the wheel. It’s amazing how much you learn after doing a simple exercise like this. No amount of reading can substitute for actual practice with the paints. I now have a palette that allows me to mix a huge range of colours.

I don’t think the Golden brand is widely available in Australia but fortunately Melbourne Artist Supplies have the full range.