Monday, February 27, 2012

Finished Painting: The Specimen Collector + work in progress photos and news

I finished a painting and wanted to share it:
The Specimen Collector
The Specimen Collector
Original acrylic painting by Chelsea Rose

...I had a lot of fun painting and documenting the creative process with this piece:

The creative process began as a goofy pencil drawing made one rainy day at work while on lunch.

art projects in black and white
I then took the drawing home and drew out the concept on a stretched canvas.

art studio snapshot

Began adding the first rough color layers in the background and figure/flowers.

Work in progress acrylic painting
Really started having fun with painting the trees and working on her dress design.

Art studio snapshot
Here she was near completion next to my other current paintings in the works.
...So yes, shes all done. Now I'm just waiting for the paint to cure before gloss varnishing and then she shall be ready to be admired by the world!

In other news this weekend was one of those "don't want to leave the cozy bedroom" kind of days.

Thus, I setup my sketch box easel in the bedroom so that I could paint where it was warm while watching movies.

It was very nice. And I got a good bit of work done on my painting...she is almost finished!

I also am SUPER excited about how well my "Earth Goddess" fundraising project is going!

Only 3 days left and I have raised $930...which means I need to raise just $70 more to meet my goal of $1000. We can do it! Please donate if you can. The support will be greatly appreciated. Keep the "Earth Goddess" body art photography series alive!

Much Love and Light,
-Chelsea Rose
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Monday, February 20, 2012

I Need Your Support!

Hello dearest blog friends and art supporters!

As you probably know, I have begun to continue my body art photography project as a new series called "Earth Goddess." Earth Goddess
So far I have done my signature style full body paintings on three women and photographed them enmeshed in the remote wilds of Oregon. I hope to paint and photograph at least 10 more women in this way to form up a cohesive series that expresses the sacred and powerful qualities contained within the female body, mind and spirit and works to expose the powerful relationship between women and Mother Earth.

BUT, I need your help!

...Since its very important for me to paint/photograph these 10+ women in breathtaking, remote wilderness locations there is going to be a lot of travel expense. This is where your help comes in.

I have created a KickStarter.Com fundraiser to help generate money to cover the travel expense needed to make this series manifest beautifully.

My funding goal is $1000. So far I have raised 35% of my goal and I am running out of time! I have 11 days left to raise the remainder of the goal or else I loose all the funds pledged.

So, if you love my art, if you can afford a donation( any amount helps, small or large!) please consider backing my project. I am offering beautiful art print goodies to my backers as a thank you.

Check out my Kickstarter project here. Don't forget to donate.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Much Love and Light,
-Chelsea Rose
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