Something new – I found this Tea Forté box (stainless steel, no less). The tea is nice, too – this is the Blueberry Merlot. My friend Jeanne gave me some small lights to experiment with – the inside of this is so bright. Once again, I don’t think I did a great job photographing it. But, you can see how it works. Looking through the coffins, you have a glimpse into the Land of the Dead.
Painting is the wilderness for me. It’s one of the things on this year’s TODO list. So far, I think I like acrylics more than watercolors. Here’s a gal out enjoying the wilderness (please scroll down to see the scale I’m working at):
I started this last winter, before my crazy class schedule began. This isn’t really finished yet. I had bigger plans (more dead guys, for one thing) but I want to start the next one, and I’ve decided to let this be an introduction to what I’m doing in my barn.
Below is a study I did last night, before I finished making the dead Daddy-O’s. I decided to make Frida be black and white like the citizens of her town. I like how this picture turned out.
I have always loved paper-mâché, and I rediscovered while helping my daughter with a school project. I got the idea for this from a drawing I did in someone’s sketchbook for the sketchbook swap:
I am interested in seeing what happens when I try and make real world models of my drawings. When I was a kid I mixed flour and water (and maybe glue). Now, I’m using glue and water and the Baltimore City Paper.
More to come – there’s a lot going on in the Land of the Dead.