Monday, October 31, 2011

Another New Project

I'll be working on and likely finishing this painting today.  The scroll I showed you last week is almost done, just a few finishing touches to do, so pictures of that soon to come.  Below is a study I did prior to beginning my deer painting.

Hope everyone has a great day, and Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A New Project

My latest task for Mixed Media class is a work in scroll format.  I've coated several sheets of paper with shellac to get an antique feel, including some beautiful rose petal paper I've been saving for just such a project.

I love using my Polish roots as a source for my imagery, so look forward to seeing Baba Jaga's house, folk costumes, and wycinanki (Polish paper cut-outs) motifs in this piece!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Afternoon Shadows

The sun paints such lovely silhouettes on my wall in the afternoon.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Snack break

There's nothing like a late evening snack of fresh fruit and yogurt while painting.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

In the future, will there be trees?

Gouache on paper
18 x 24"

The first painting of the school year!  For this piece, I've imagined a clockwork dystopia where pollution and factory smog make the air nearly unbreathable, and trees live only in memory.  I hope our Earth never sees such a time.