Well I have been extra busy getting ready for the holiday like everyone else. I haven't had a whole lot of time to paint, but am very slowly working on a piece called "Pearl". I started it after reading a little about the life of Mata Hari. I am so intrigued by the women of the early 20th century and this piece is a result of that fascination. Here is a couple of pics of what I have done so far.
The above picture is the rough sketch that I first did in graphite. I have been doing this lately and find that I really like drawing on canvas with graphite. I like being able to draw the piece before I paint it. This next picture is with the first bit of color added.
I am going out of town for Christmas and won't be able to finish her until I get back, which will be pretty hard for me to do. I like to start a piece and go at it until I get it finished.
I have had a pretty good week this week as far as my art goes. Earlier this week my work "The Seer" was featured on the Red Bubble homepage. I have been on Red Bubble for a year now and this is only the third time I have been on the homepage. It doesn't happen a lot, but I am always very excited when it does. Here is what it looked like:
Also, I just found out today that I will be showing at a local coffee shop called Common Grounds starting January 9th for two months. I am really excited about this. I have been a little shy about trying to show my work at locals places. This is my first baby step to breaking out in the local scene, so wish me luck!
I hope you all have a wonderful Winter Solstice today and many blessings for a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic 2010!