Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lust Painting Update

Here is the current state of "Lust." I haven't been in the studio enough, because I've been doing a lot of work on my house, trying to get it ready to sell. I've ripped up carpet, cut molding, stained new wooden thresholds, packed up half of everything I own, etc. It's a lot more work than I bargained for! Hopefully I will be able to get a place where I can have a studio at home. I don't think I will want to get rid of my studio downtown, I love it there, but it's really difficult to get enough studio time in when you are limited to school hours!

In other news, I am scheduled to have my wisdom teeth removed Monday morning. More stuff that is no fun getting in the way of painting time!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

"Lust" Update, Painting Oreos

I apologize for not keeping up with the blog very well! I have, however, been busy working on "Lust." You can see in this picture that most of the progress has been on the figure to the left. She is darker and more orange than she will end up, but I like to paint darker than is the goal first so that I can layer some thin lights over the top. This makes the light sparkle, in a way, as you can see the underneath layer through the upper layer.

At the suggestion of a friend, I also decided to paint some Oreo cookies. This is 5" square and I'm calling it "Social Snackers." I don't think this will be the last Oreo painting I do, though it has been difficult to keep my husband and son from eating all my subjects.

Finally, two pieces of my art will be included in an auction at Art Bidz this weekend. Stop by to preview First Friday, or attend the auction Saturday 4-9pm.