Have a look at another new painting of mine:
original acrylic painting on canvas
by Chelsea Rose
It all started out with a call to artists for a Cephalopod( marine animals like octopus, squid, cuttlefish, Nautilus and more) themed group show at Good: a gallery.
I was instantly drawn to the Nautilus because of its amazing spiral shell. So I drew a concept sketch:
pen and ink concept sketch
I liked my drawing enough that I quickly transferred it onto a canvas I had painted a watery background on with acrylic:
pen and ink drawing on top of acrylic painted canvas
Then I started working on the base color layers
Once the colors were worked out I began adding details
The show's deadline came up quick so I rushed to complete the piece.
Here she is all done, just before leaving my home studio to drop her off at the gallery
The opening show at Good: a gallery was lots of fun with some wonderful art.
Here are some photos from the event:
Here I am, very happy with the placement of my painting, super stoked to be showing alongside some really wonderful works of art!
My good friend Darci ( Silly. Weird. Things. ) with her awesome alien tentacle lady painting!
All in all, I was very inspired by this group show and had a great time being a part of it. If you are in PDX this month, July, do take a moment to pop in and check out the art!