Sunday, January 25, 2009 ~ 3 Comments

To rescue you from the deadly depths...

bright yellow and blue! Yes, yes, I know you've seen this before - but I PAINTED this one. Which explains the glare at the bottom. I need a better camera. Or at least better lighting.

Kinda sketchy, kinda painty - I like it. Now I need a name for these kinds of paintings - I've been calling them "object portraits" but that doesn't seem quite right.

Go on. Think of something.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Old Owl

I used to collect owls as a kid (long story). This was probably one of the first ones I got - it was made by my oldest brother, I'm guessing when he was about 14 years old - I would have been about 6. It's carved or cast (or both) out of plaster, and painted with poster paints.

It reminds me of a Miyazaki character.

Sunday, January 4, 2009 ~ 2 Comments

Finished boots

not that you can see a huge difference between the two pictures - I need a better way to take photos of my painting. THis one was taken with J's camera, the other one by my phone, and they're both lost a great deal in translation.

Take my word for it - it's a lovely painting.

Thursday, January 1, 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Happy New Year!

We aren't going to talk about any resolutions concerning this blog. But hey, something new! This isn't finished yet - it needs a final glaze over the boots, then some highlights, then the edges need to be finished off. It's an actual painting (captured with my cellphone) - oil on canvas - I've been working on it for about two days now.

I really like how things turn out when I take more time with them.

There's a metaphor in there somewhere.

And my mother is laughing at me.