Sunday, December 08, 2013
Greetings Boils and Ghouls!
Not much to report this week, but at least I've done two posts this month (so far)! I've got two gouache paintings I need to finish pretty quickly and since the last painting was acrylic I did this little Boogerbat to ease into the medium again. It's kinda tough finding a background color that looks good with my dear friend the Boogerbat. I kinda got married to the idea of him being a darker shade of periwinkle about 10 years ago and as much as I try, it just doesn't seem like him if he's not that color.
This is available in limited quantities for the Holidays over in the Crypt of DOOM!
Monday, December 02, 2013
|"Pink Donut Monster" 6"x6" Acrylic on Canvas; 2013|
Hard to believe that it's been a month since my last post, or painting for that matter.
I went back to my day job the first week of November and it's taken a whole month to get readjusted to sleeping at night and trying to handle daily duties in the two hours before bed and on weekends. I think this is the first time in a long time that I wish my break had been longer. I'm overjoyed that I was able to pull off my goal of completing 6 paintings in my 3 months off but DANG I wish I had a week to chill before going back to the grind.
Enough whining! Above is a commission. I DON'T normally do commissions anymore because my free time is so scarce, but I have a patron in Canada that loves my Devious Dessert line as much as I do so I always jump at the chance to make a new one. She requested a pink frosted donut after I'd made a mini painting of one for Pinkdonuts from Etsy and Instagram. I figured it was a great way to use up an old canvas I had floating around, to practice some back lighting and to troubleshoot some color design flaws with the mini painting. You can see what I mean for yourself. The mini painting has the green background and is only about an inch and a half square.
|"Pink Donut Study" 1.5"x1.5" Gouache; 2013|