Sunday, January 19, 2014

30 Paintings in 30 days, catch-up post 2

The best thing about this challenge happened this week - I finished paintings that have been laying around barely-begun for a LONG time.  I have a pile of canvases that I started working backgrounds on, dropped down a stencil, sometimes even drawing the main event without ever finishing.  So my canvas 5 and 6 are orphans that finally have homes.  WOO!

Canvas 5 has been sitting here with a tiny bit of a birch tree stencil for months and months.  And months.  AND MONTHS.  Maybe even a year.  That birch tree stencil needs to become the background for a series of fairy tale princesses, but for now we'll just start with Snow White:


She measures 4 x 8 and will become a journal later in the week that I will post on Etsy.  For now, though, I'll just admire her doneness.


Canvas 6 was the basis of an article I am writing for Art Trader on stencils.  I have been shuffling it from one side of the table to the other for weeks, but now it's finally done:

He's 10 x 14 and also wants to become a journal.  I think he's a little crazy (I mean really.  Who wants to deal with a journal with spreads measuring 14 x 20?!!), but MAYBE HE WILL ANYWAY.  I'm crazy like that.

Onward!


10 comments:

  1. They are both so damn charming! Charming and just a bit twisted. Or more than a bit. And hooray for completing half-finished canvases! So satisfying!

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    1. Thank you! I like a bit twisted. I found another whole stack of unfinished canvases. Argh!

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  2. Oh my goodness....I love love love your style!! These characters are beyond adorable... so much joy here for me!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. I'm so happy you like them! Spreading joy is my favorite thing :D

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  3. I love his little skull faced friend. I actually do know people who journal that size. I think he has a destiny. :)

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    1. Thank you! I want a little skull faced friend. Whoa, really?!! That seems ridiculously huge to me. Go people!

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  4. Great pieces. I really like the one with the birch tree.

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