Thursday, June 18, 2015

Madame X Revisited, Hello again!

Geez, it's been quite a while since I posted anything here. You know how it goes. Some days you have a lot to say and then months go by, time passes and whoops! No blog posts for weeks at a time. I've been busy making graphic files mostly, trying to put out new work all of the time.

Anyway, here's a painting I worked on this week. It's an 18 x 24 mixed media canvas, called Madame X Revisited. Madame X is a very famous (and incredibly beautiful) painting by John Singer Sargent and it's one of my favorites. I saw it at the Metroplitan last year and fell in love with it. I collect artist interpretations of this painting (mostly in ATC/sketch card format) and wanted to create my own version. My daughter modeled for me :)

And below are a recent set of tree ATCs for a swap. I had a lot of fun making these in a graphic style.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


I've been absent from posting again. Not because I haven't drawn or painted anything but because I am just a pretty bad blogger.

At the moment, I'm participating in a 24 hour Art-A-Thon. I had a fun party to go to tonight but I hurt my foot a few weeks ago and it's still in very bad shape so no party for me. Art is almost as fun, minus the beer. :)

At left is my Flower Girl, part of the art-a-thon prompts (this one for flowers). The next one is encaustic which I will be steering clear of since it seems messy and I don't have any crayons or wax paint to play with. :)

Below is some of my recent art not posted here yet, all ACEOs available in my Etsy store.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Ladies of the Forest

Day 30 of the 30 Day Painting Challenge and I have one more painting left to go. It's been a hard slog I think! Last night, I went back to my markers (it felt so good!) and made a set of pretty forest ladies for a trading partner who is sending me three pretty antlered ladies in return.

I painted a sitting nude for one of my challenge pieces, this one on canvas board with a book page over top. I find that gets rid of the super annoying grooves in canvas. I should just buy flat masonite or birch board from here on in. The other painting (#29!) is a watercolor of a pretty red head with flowers in her hair. These two are both in my new (well old but recently re-opened) Etsy store.

I am super thankful for the one day respite on January 31st before I start in on the 29 Faces challenge for February. Anyone else in on that one? Can't wait to start blog hopping for it!

Happy PPF!

Monday, January 26, 2015

30 Paintings....I'm fading, sort of.

Ok... I'm going to admit that I'm getting a little tired of painting. I've had to resort to ATCs to stay in the challenge. The big canvases were killing me since I have to work still and then feed my family every day. But I'm still in it! I don't even know which number I'm at now. I'll have to put the paintings all together and do a count to make sure I'm close to Day 26. But yeah, really getting tired of the paints. I would love to switch to my old standby of markers and pens. So much easier and quicker!

At right and left are two very bright and colorful ACEOs (painted!) for my Etsy store. I also included a set of Benedict Cumberbatch silly style ATCs for a swap I'm in, also painted so they count toward my total! Here are: Stimifart Humperdump, Sunniflap Crasterdash, Fundybart Penderthatch and Bennibong Tokinflash.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Goth girls and butterflies!

Here's a new painting I did this week for the 30 Day painting challenge (I'm still going!). A cute little goth girl with her pretty blue butterflies. I stuck this one in my (now open again) Etsy store. I figure I might as well try to sell a few of the paintings I've been doing for the challenge.

I have a bunch of others on the go but none dry or ready to post here yet. I think I might have to finish up the challenge with ATC paintings, lol. Working on larger sizes is really hard when you try to paint daily. There's not quite enough time to pull off a 9 x 12 or 8 x 10 on a daily basis - at least at the rate I'm working here. Maybe I'm just slow :)

Happy PPF! Happy weekend! YAY! It's my favorite time of the week.