Monday, September 20, 2010

New painting!


It's been a while but I've finally got a new painting to post! This one is in acrylic and started out as a pack of barracuda, but I wasn't happy with it (and it didn't help that John said it looked like it should hang in a seafood restaurant) so I painted over the barracuda and now it's a mermaid. Much better.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Zombies are coming. . .


It's the time of the season. . . a new acrylic painting. My husband has been talking about painting some zombies for the past week and hasn't gotten around to it so I decided to do one and show him up.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Commission


Here's a commission piece I just completed for a happy couple's engagement party. I hope they love it as much as I do and I wish them the best! I really love the look of gouache on colored paper I will definitely be experimenting more with it. And as a side note I've just returned from New York to see the art of Tim Burton exhibit. I was in heaven and I've never felt so inspired in all my life. I love you Mr. Burton!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Let's make some lemonade!




A gouache painting inspired by the warm sunshine-y weather we've been having lately.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Art for sale

I have opened up an etsy shop selling original pieces for very good prices. Come by, check it out and get yourself some art!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/appleheadart

Monday, March 29, 2010

Alice Progress


So I didn't finish it before the movie came out. . . but after watching it I was inspired to begin working on this painting again. I decided that the dark background wasn't really working for me so I painstakingly painted a medium grey background around all the flowers. . . and decided I still wasn't satisfied so I painted this light blue color over that. I think it's looking nice, I'm just excited to finally be getting close to having it finished. I don't know why but oil painting takes me forever!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mary Poppins


I'm really happy with the way this one turned out.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Keiko



Something a little different. I'd love to be able to paint more realistic a la Robert McGinnis (who is one of my favorite artists). Something to work towards.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mouse love

l'amour

A pink cupid because I have Valentines Day on the brain lately.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Bride


Yet another Bride of Frankenstein. I don't know why I love her so much, but I do.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine Geisha



This is my baby girl's first valentine so I thought I would start a tradition and make her a new Valentine painting every year. This will be her first one. I've made one for my husband as well but it's supposed to be a surprise so I can't post that one until after V day.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Alice progress


My progress on the Alice painting so far. I'm pretty sure at this point nobody is reading this blog except my cute husband (hi Mr. X) but if anyone is out there I'd love to hear your comments, get some feedback and meet new artist friends.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Alice


Here is an oil underpainting work in progress for a new piece about. . . . . . Alice in Wonderland of course. I really want to finish it before the new movie comes out, that's my goal. I work on it just a little most every night. It is modeled after the Disney version but I didn't want it to be too literal with a hookah-smoking caterpillar and all that jazz. I was actually more inspired by the nutcracker suite segment of Fantasia than Alice, hence all the flowers. Once I glaze on the colors it will be very colorful much like my earlier squid painting. (or at least that's the plan.)

zombie



Here is another sculpture I made way back around Halloween time that I kept forgetting to post. Zombies are cool.