Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Meet Fancy and Goldie

Hello art friends and collectors. Hope all is wonderful. As of lately I have been having a little fun with collage. I did my canvases like I used to do when I was using pages from a certain book. Except I was still in the mood from when I did the family of owls for my sister. I used some scrapbook papers I had been saving for just the right art piece.
The second pic was actually my first collage and I had no clue what I wanted to paint on but I knew I wanted some oddities in there like mushrooms, pine cones and leaves. In both pieces the image came as an after thought but I good one :) 
Fancy 11x14 oil on collaged canvas framed

Goldie 16x20 oil on collaged canvas

Oil painting has been one of the most satisfying mediums I have have used so far. I love the way it stays workable and how when layering it makes your colors so much more rich and deep. I even love the smell of oil paint and the linseed lol. I still love my acrylics. I use them to do much of the under painting because it eliminates long dry periods. I also love the different things you can do with acrylics for special effects. Working on these two pieces simultaneously has shown me a way to keep moving. Because for some reason whenever I finish a piece it takes me sometimes a month to start a new piece. So having multiple pieces going on at once will prevent that from happening. Like now that that they are both done I am trying to get the mojo to start the next two pieces I have already laid backgrounds for.

Also wanted to let everyone know Fancy and Goldie are in my Bigcartel store along with...

Along Came A Spider 12x24 oil on wood framed and

Dhoe' 16x20 oil on wood framed

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tentacle Liza

One day I was sitting in my room with the urge to create something. It had been awhile because it always takes me awhile to start a new pieces after I complete a new pieces. 
Well anyway I was staring at a 24x36 blank piece of birch wood. I randomly grabbed some painters tape and started taping off what I envisioned to be soft sun rays. I used an acrylic wash to fill in the spaces and added some circles at the base.
view from the bed.

It wasn't until after I got done that I actually got inspired to sketch what I envisioned being the focal point and main subject matter.

Instead of using transfer paper or my projector I just free hand drew it with a chalk pencil. It insured I would keep moving on the piece while I was energetic and inspired.

First layer of acrylic under painting which resulted in several layers of acrylic under paintings. 

Here is the last layer before I added oil paint to finish the rest of the details.

First layer of oil paint on her skin and tentacles.

close up details on her face

Her all done sitting on the easel drying.

Tentacle Liza all finished and photographed outside on a sunny day.
24x36 acrylic and oils on birch wood panel.

This journey was so much fun I can't wait to go on my next one.


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