I should be painting, but I decided that it was time to open a Zazzle Store. I had a hard time coming up with a name. I guess since I've waited so long to open a store, most names have been taken! So, the store is called, "Flamme'che; which means Spark in French. I only have one product, so far, but I did figure out how to add their button! I don't know about everyone else, but figuring out all of this STUFF hurts my brain! Need to go rest and paint now!
I love seeing, and reading about, other Artists' "Works In Progress". So, I decided to show a little bit more of my process while working on, "Ellie". I started with a sketch on paper and transferred to the canvas. Then added a bit of paint to define the lines. ( I used Nickel Azo Yellow for her dress, Titanium White, Mars Yellow and burnt sienna for defining the lines.)
I decided to use flowers, from a napkin, for her dress; so I cut them out and played around with placement, until I was satisfied.
Then using Matte Medium I glued the flowers in place.
I then started painting. I have a slow painting process of adding thin layers of paint...over and over and over. Her hair, so far, is burnt sienna and mars yellow. Mars yellow has been my favorite color for many years. Well, they no longer sell it. I have found that it is very similar to Yellow Ochre.
I am really liking the way Ellie's dress is turning out.
At 24" X 12" X 1 1/2", "Friendly Fur Stole" is one of the biggest paintings I've completed in a while. I, also, just finished, "Emma". Emma is a bit smaller at, 16" X 12" X 3/4". I am listing "Emma" in my Etsy shop, but "Friendly Fur Stole" will be hanging at Citizen's Bank for two months. Both of the paintings are Mixed Media pieces. I used a combination of torn pages from a book and napkins to add texture.
Our Summer has been flying by! I've been so busy, and having a great time being busy! We just returned from a family, beach, camping trip; that was a lot of fun. We took all 4 dogs, and being able to run free on the beach...just looked like the best thing in the world! They were actually smiling with their whole bodies! I've, also, been working on paintings for a show. A local bank contacted me and asked if I would like to hang some of my paintings in the bank. " Well, YES!!!" So, I've been painting non-stop. I've been meaning to post some Work In Progress pictures...and here they are! The painting is pretty much finished now, so I'll post those pictures tomorrow. I call this painting, "Friendly Fur Stole". Have a great weekend!
I hope everyone is having a great Summer! Our Summer has finally arrived!!! It's been so wet and cold here; it really makes us appreciate the warm Sun...hope it stays around a while!
I finally finished two paintings that I started quite a while ago. MY "Yellow Spider" abstract, and what has turned into a "Green Cat". Not sure of what the Cat's name will be yet. My husband thinks it looks like something out of the Avatar movie. LOL!