Friday, September 28, 2012

Batch studies

Needed to put a finish on the studies, so here they are, as a batch. Kind of funny how you can actually pick out the improvement on them.. (Compare the cupcake on lower-right to the pastry, bread and cookie above it).

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

And yet more studies

Acrylic on board, as usual.
Just trucking along..

Elrin Quote

Setting: Morning, kitchen. 
El: "Oh.. speaking of, cookies!" *Goes to fetch a cookie for breakfast*
Me: "But you're getting one with lunch..?"
El: "Lunch is not now."
Me: ""Now" is not a meal!"

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mystery fruit!

This is a rare case of finding a plant that I've absolutely no clue as to the identity of...
It is about 5 inches long, and grows with its brethren on a rather large woody vine at the back of a nearby museum.

Edit: Apparently it's the fruit of the chocolate vine! Learn something new every day...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Elrin Quote

El: *Watching me pour raw honey (with bits of wax) over soon-to-be-baked sweet potatoes (which he, incidentally, wouldn't be eating)* "You really shouldn't put the wax in... it might cause a colon obstruction."
Me: "Nah, it's just a bit of wax! Besides, it's probably organic."
El: "Rocks are probably organic, and you don't eat those."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

More studies

Done with the bluebird large. Going to let it sit on the easel for a bit to see if anything jumps out in terms of quality control. Meanwhile, here are some half-hour painted sketches. The DeskCat decided he liked the one of the leaf.

Edit: Ended up going to studio after dinner. ~7x7 inches, acrylic on board.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Studies and progress on Bluebird

The smaller tidbits are 4.5x4.5 inches, acrylic on board. Just practice/stocking stuffing for the holiday market.

The bluebird thing is 24x48 inches, acrylic on wood. This one is still in progress. I hope to make the tree pattern a lot less geometric.. but we'll see where it goes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hare and the Sunfish DONE

24x48 inches, acrylic on wood.

... Done. Two more to go.

Over the past couple of days, 've spent way too much time moping about a nonexistent painting education, not being where I should be career-wise, lack of social life, and so forth. The solution to that is to get more work hours in. It doesn't exactly remedy the problem, but it does get ones' mind off of things.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hare and the Sunfish

48x24, acrylic on board, in progress.

Sometimes I wonder what the actual market for the strange, the wonderful, and the faerie-talesque is.
After several days on this thing, I realize that it doesn't matter. In the sturgeon-goldfish-pike critter, in the steady drone of NPR, and in the never-ending movement of the brush, there is solitude for the restless mind. It is peace.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Here's the bugger that sold-- Managed to get a last-second shot of it in the local framing store. Acrylic on board, "When Sun and Moon Meet"
And here's the new one.
"The Sunfish and the Hare", acrylic on board. Painting Thief of Flowers made me realize that I really, really missed the Astral Fishies. All the more reason to re-visit the theme!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Panic mode.

Finished 2x4 footer (One based on the "When Sun and Moon Meet") the day before yesterday. It sold today. On one side, selling stuff is awesome. On another side, that piece was supposed to go into the November show.

Currently working on "Thief of a 100 Flowers", part of the (long-procrastinated-upon) "Thieves of Spring" series. This thing is about 24x36 inches, acrylic on board. 20 hours in it so far.