Sunday, August 28, 2005

Torches of August

Painting by Troy Thomas: Torches of August

I finished this small painting about a week and a half ago. I went out of town for a week, so I wasn't able to post this until now.

This painting measures 14" x 11", and was painted with Liquitex Super Heavy acrylic paints on stretched canvas. The initial design sketch was created back in February or March, but I didn't start painting it until a few weeks ago. The sides of this piece is not painted, so I will need to find a frame that will compliment the colorful geometric shapes. I have titled this painting, "Torches of August".

Title:   Torches of August
Size:   14" X 11"
Medium:   Acrylics on canvas
Price:   $250 unframed

Friday, August 19, 2005


I used a piece of graph paper to create a design to put onto canvas. There is a picture of me standing in front of the canvas. However, I was getting frustrated that my calculations weren't coming together as I had planned. So I erased all the lines from the canvas and will probably paint something abstract and not symmetrical like a lot of my other pieces. Also shown below is a picture of my new easel.
Troy Thomas' new easel
Troy Thomas sketching on a 36x24 gallery wrap canvas

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

New Easel

I just purchased a new easel and it was delivered about a week ago. I finally constructed it a few days ago and I have yet to use it. However, I do have a sketched-out gallery wrap 36"x48" canvas sitting on it ready for some paint. Maybe this will be the first project I will take several pictures of during the process so you can follow along with what I am doing.

Friday, August 12, 2005

While in Germany

Painting by Troy Thomas, Abstract Flowers Painting by Troy Thomas, Abstract Snowboarder

"Abstract Flowers" & "Abstract Snowboarder"

These are two watercolor paintings I created during my time in Germany, while I was stationed there with the U.S. Army. Each of these measure 18"x24" and were done in 1994. The images I had saved on my computer are quite small. I will try to get a larger size and put them in another post later down the road.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Self Spoon Portrait

Troy Thomas art painting, watercolor, Self Spoon Portrait
This is a painting I did during my high schools years. It was done in the summer of 1990, using watercolors on watercolor paper that measures just under 15"x22". I had previously won a local art contest and the prize was some art classes. This painting was one of the products of that class. It is of a spoon with a reflection of myself in it. If you ever look at your reflection in a spoon, it is upside down. Go ahead - grab a spoon and give it a try!
Title:   Self Spoon Portrait
Size:   15" X 22"
Medium:   Watercolors on watercolor paper
Price:   $200

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Incidental Harmony

Troy Thomas art painting, Incidental HarmonyHere is a painting titled, "Incidental Harmony." I finished this piece in May 2005. It measures 48"x36" and was painted with Liquitex Super Heavy Body acrylics on a gallery wrap canvas.
Title:   Incidental Harmony
Size:   48" X 36"
Medium:   Acrylics on canvas
Price:   $2000

Troy Thomas art painting, Incidental HarmonyIn the detail pictures, you can see that the sides are also painted.
Troy Thomas art painting, Incidental HarmonyYou can also see how thick the paint is on the front.
Troy Thomas art painting, Incidental HarmonyThis painting was quite relaxing to me because it was the first large painting I finished after returning from combat in Iraq.
Troy Thomas art painting, Incidental Harmony
Troy Thomas art painting, Incidental Harmony

Friday, August 05, 2005

Paintings by Troy

I started this blog dedicated to painting. Most of the upcoming posts will be of paintings I did in the past. However, I plan on documenting some of the future paintings I do. So you should be able to follow along as I am working on a piece. I'll try to take various pictures along the way, starting with the intial sketch (if there is one) through the finished product.

I am not a professional photographer, so the pictures of my paintings won't be the greatest. I'll do the best I can, but sometimes it is hard to get a good picture without the glare from a light source.

Overall, I hope you enjoy coming back to this blog. Please feel free to leave a comment at any time.

Thank you!

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