THE ART OF JOSEPH SAPULICH




My first printed collection of fine art oil paintings is now available. This forty-eight page gallery catalog features selected oils from my American Made: People of the Heartland series. It's geared toward galleries and fine art collectors but I thought I'd make it available to everyone for a limited time. All of the reproductions are printed on high lustre premium paper which is amazing. The printer really did a great job on this. 

DOC MARTIN



JOSEPH SAPULICH COPYRIGHT © 2011, OIL ON LINEN 18x24"

Finally done! The painting itself went fast but finding the time to actually sit down and paint is the challenge for me these days. Anyway, the painting is complete because it says what I want it to say and nothing more can add to that statement. Special thanks to my friend Jim Martin who posed for this oil. 

OIL PAINTING IN PROGRESS




Block-in stages; charcoal sketch and over all wash to background and upper face. I'm going to leave the background unfinished and just add the beard and indicate parts of the collar and jacket. These shots were taken under north light with no color correction so the colors may be a bit of depending on your monitor.

POKER FACE


OIL ON CANVAS


COPYRIGHT: JOSEPH SAPULICH © 2012 


Here is the final painting along with progressive stages leading up to it. Special thanks to my friend, H.J. Smith for posing for me. It was the fasted canvas I painted but it took the longest to finish. Huh? Well, the oil was painted in basically two sessions but there were several months in between those sessions. During that time H.J. moved to Oklahoma, got a great new job, met a wonderful girl and . . . well, let's just say I had to finish the painting before he forgot he even posed for me. Anyway, it was all worth it.

As you can see the canvas drawing wasn't all that on model—actually not very inspiring either. It was just a fast way to position key elements that would be more fully developed as the painting progressed. As for the edges, I love juxtaposing really sharp edges alongside softer edges and love nailing those areas that can be completely lost. 



PAINTING IN PROGRESS


ROUGH CANVAS SKETCH