So this weekend I focused on a healthy combination of spring cleaning, watching x-files, and working on art projects new and old.
By the end of Sunday my apartment was tidy with one exception: my art table:
Pretty messy huh?
Well it is a productive mess, so i dont mind so much.
I managed to begin a new painting that i had been talking about starting for a few weeks now:
I started this painting based off of an older pen and ink drawing that you can view here.
I dont use the color red very often. I have found that even when i use it minimally in my artwork people become very disturbed by the piece. So this use of red comes as a bit of a shock but i felt it matched the fierceness of the creature. I have to admit i decided to paint this piece in semi retaliation for all the flack i catch for painting my faeries, my goddesses, my creatures of all sorts with nude breast. People have told me the offense doesn't necessarily lie in the "suggestion" of nude breast but the full nudity of the breast including the showcasing of the nipple. Well....there are no nipples to be seen in this painting but im sure its still pretty "jarring"
I also worked on finishing a few more ink drawing over acrylic painted canvas:
The three that i have propped up here i had just finished gloss varnishing. Im trying to pump these out so i can have a bunch to display and hopefully sell come this Thursday which just so happens to be Last Thursday Artwalk on Alberta st (portland oregon) where i will have a full booth set up selling my art wares. I have a few of these "ink over acrylic painted canvas" art pieces for sell in my etsy shop, just check out my original artwork section. They are selling for $45.
...So that's that. I believe my next post wont be till Friday...but i will be recounting how our experience went at Last Thursday Art walk on Alberta with pictures of our booth set up + more.
So till then...