Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Solstice and what's going on around here...

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!

1 comment:

Ariel. said...

hi sweetheart, it's very comforting to know we have wonderful people we can count on, like you. i am much better now. loved to see your creative process here, keep posting!! i've recently started acrylics, but still having a little trouble to manage it, since it's not as fragile as watercolors! thinking about what you asked me at the Inner Lights Festival, we could maybe spent an afternoon together painting and exchanging art tips, that would be fun. have a wonderful Yule, don't drink too much wine!

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