Painting in progress, January 11, 2012

Mock up of painting of birds, flora, spider and patterns

Don’t get excited. This isn’t a finished painting. It’s a Photoshop sketch I pieced together with one of my paintings-in-progress (the background of the purple, black and white textile design is my actual painting thus far) and images of three birds, one spider and the circular design. The latter will be in 22k gold leaf, just like the painting I posted last week, while the birds and spider will be painted in oil. All the critters will be rendered at their actual size, which for the Eurasian Eagle Owl means a whopping 23-30 ¬†inches. After staring at it for a while, I feel like I’ve set the bar a little high for myself. But I like a challenge!

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4 responses

  • Awesome. Photoshop is such a great tool for creating sketches. I would love to hear your thinking behind your new style – any meaning lurking behind the insects and animals? The gold leaf?

  • Great questions, Cat. I think I’ll blog an answer :) I think you’ll appreciate a reference to a particular UD painting professor.

  • This feels like something out of Alice in Wonderland. I love it! I can’t wait to see your owl painting skills.

  • That’s a great observation. Hadn’t thought of it. Maybe some day they’ll be the backdrop of an Alice In Wonderland play.


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