|"Innsmouth Girl"; 5.5"x7.5" Gouache & Tea; 2016|
I'll be participating in an Edgar Allen Poe & H.P. Lovecraft Show which opens this coming Friday, June 10th, 2016 at the Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum in Burbank, CA.
For my piece (above, of course) I chose an H.P. Lovecraft story called "Shadow Over Innsmouth" as inspiration. In the story, there is a town no one dares go to where the residents give everyone a bit of the heebie jeebies. If you haven't read it, it's totally worth a read. In the story, the kids appear relatively normal, but for my piece I chose to have one fully transformed into the Fishy-Froggy people that they eventually turn into in their older age. Since Lovecraft wrote very early in the 20th century, I chose to have my little fishy-froggy girl be going to the beach around the same time period.
To change things up a bit, I did a couple new things. First, I tea stained the paper before painting on it. I used the "Digestive Blend" tea from Speak Teasey Teas to get the color I wanted. Secondly, I chose a color pallet featuring yellows. I rarely do anything with yellow so it was a really nice change of pace. Or at least I don't THINK I use yellow a lot. . . I probably do and just haven't noticed.
Anyway, the show details just in case anyone wants to turn out.
Opening night: Friday, June 10, 2016 from 8pm-Midnight
All artwork will be on display until September 1st and is inside the Museum, so you must pay the $5 museum entry fee.
Next Show: The Roald Dahl Tribute show at Creature Features in Burbank on June 25th.