Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Godzilla's Paper Cranes: Part 2

Well, for the first time ever I'm done with a painting two weeks before the deadline.  I think somewhere hell might be freezing over a bit.

This is probably the closest I've gotten to my color comps yet.
Had way too much fun with the paper cranes.  Was overjoyed to use my Neon colors again. 
Saved the shoreline rocks for last (before Godzilla that is).  even tried to get a bit of a reflection in the water.

If you've been following me on Instagram the last week or so you've undoubtably been bombarded by images of the new painting.  Not a full image though, just little close ups.  I've decided to wait until the day after the show opening to post an picture of the whole thing (uninterrupted).  Above, and below, you'll see a recap of the Instagram images.  If you have Instagram and you're not following me yet, you are more than welcome to.  Be forewarned, lately (in addition to work in progress images) I've been posting a lot of images of my cats and my Jem Doll collection.

The piece is finished, but this is all you get to see until opening night, June 29th, 2013.
Although I'm not going to post an image of the final piece yet, I will tell you the details!  I think I've decided to call the piece "Little 'Zilla's Wish" and he's 6"x6" square.  He's been framed in a white 8"x8" frame with a double mat of white and a custom inner mat with real origami paper.  I'm most proud of the matt, is that strange?  I've been cutting my own mats now for about 3 years and this is not only the first time I've tried gluing a texture/color paper to the mat to make it unique, but it's also the first time I've actually cut the mat square!

Anyway, if you live in Southern Cali, the Paper Trail opening is June 29th from 5-8pm at Monkeyhouse Toys in Silverlake, CA.

Also, closing June 28th is the "Pagan Spring" show over at ELEU Salon in Burbank, CA.  I've had my three Medusa paintings on display there for the last two months.  I've heard thru the grapevine that the two smaller one's have found new homes.  I'm slightly sad, but very happy that they're going to make someone's home a little more entertaining.