the Pfeiffer Pfiles Presents....the Art Work of Artist Fred Pfeiffer

Fred Pfeiffer was an American Artist
He worked as an Illustrator out of N.Y.N.Y. and
L.A. CA. in the late 60's thru the 70's and into the 80's

Friday, March 18, 2011

Scotty Phillips : Seven Agate Devils - Phase 4

Taking the colors I have mixed, I start on the detail some and work on Doc.
I take some of the same paint and a little of the Naples yellow that is still on the
tin foil covered board I use for a palette (this is a big time operation, LOL) and
play with the torn shirt too.

I work with the wet paints and blend the ripples and cut areas of his arm.
I blend some on his face and hair. I make his head a teeny tiny bit bigger
than what Fred did and I glaze some burnt umber over the torn shirt in the
shadow of his chest.

A little phathlo green for the devil statue.

I mix some light gray and mid gray and paint the smoke trail. I swipe
some burnt umber through it while it's wet and and blend ever so slightly to
give it a swirl look.  I  hang it up on the wall to dry. I like it. Thanks Fred.



Courtney Rogers said...

Well, I like it too! Another terrific job. I think that Fred would be very impressed. Bob Larkin has said that Scotty's work is amazing. High praise indeed.

I like that fact that Scotty had the wafting smoke more smoky that in the original. The cowled man's fingers are superb.

I juts re-read this story recently and was chagrined to see that the devil statues were all red. I thought Fred got it wrong until halfway through the story, a blue one showed up.

The next Pfeiffer Doc on deck for Scotty: The Mystery On the Snow. Can't wait.

Rob Weilert said...

Great art Scotty, and your detailed account of this painting's evolution renders a valuable service to budding artists who visit this site. Thank you for sharing the "inside story" of what all is involved in creating such an impressive work of art.