so i was lucky enough to take some reference photos of the lovely Shaina for my next painting, which i started today and got SO much done because its way way way easier to paint something when you get to take pictures exactly how you want them! I think this is my new plan from now on. Also I get great joy from dressing up other people in pretty things! Here's a one of my favorite shots- there were so many good ones, this isn't what I'm painting, but isn't she gorgeous?
right after this picture a train went by about 20 feet away from us. and thanks to shaina!
Soooo myself and over 30 of my lovely artistic friends will be showing art at
April 24, 2010 7pm - Midnight Downtown LA (corner of Olympic and Hope st)
The space has been magically transformed by the ladies and gents of The Upper 600s, you can see more information at their website, here! I promise it will be a wild good time! (I will be showing two pieces, which I managed to forget to take pictures of, so you'll just have to go and see them! )
i did, however, take some new process photos of a new little guy I'm working on:
He now has fabric feathers, but needs many more.
Also, I finished that tiny mandolin I mentioned before. I will never again try to string an instrument this small. My favorite part, though, is the REAL wood used for the top of the mandolin!
and, just for fun...this is what my desk looks like while I'm in the midst of things! alrighty. back to work!
Here are some shots of what I've been working on. Above is a close up of a doll that I think will be playing a mandolin in a field of grass. Below is a detail picture of a oil painting I've been working on. I've never really painted water- that was tricky but I think I'm liking how this one is going.
and finally, this is Dakota, who keeps me company in the studio when there are no humans around.
the "Banshee" puppets i made for Starmites are all finished!!!!
yayyyyy! i have never really made a puppet like this before, they are of a foam construction, pretty much all hand sewn, with feather hair. they are pretty silly. they were a lot of work, it should be fun to see them in action, singing and dancing! modeling them is the talented director of Starmites, Steve Edlund.
This is Ralph, the Intergalactic Cat. One lucky kid who sees the show will win him as a prize for the best job in the coloring contest! fun and games!