Friday, February 27, 2009

I give you...

The Marilyn

Also.. the wrap...

Oh.. it's 2:00 am. Going to bed.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

You might as well call me butter 'cause I'm on a roll!

Oh I love getting things accomplished. I'm finally getting so much artwork done! I've got 2 paintings done in 2 days! Ok ok they're on the smaller side, but still - I did them, and finished them completely.. there's a novel idea.

Ok, so I really love the Audrey one.. and the Marilyn isn't my favorite, but I did it really fast and well.. I don't know.. you tell me what you think!! I want comments on these 2 paintings y'all!

I give you... drum roll please.....

The Audrey
11x14 Oil on Canvas

Marilyn Monroe
11x14 Oil on Canvas

I made the Audrey a wrap around painting.. here's that:
I'm so happy with my Audrey.. I haven't decided whether I'm going to put anything in the background; maybe a solid color like pink to compliment the lips, or just leaving it white. If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Final Friday is fast approaching!

Well, I’ve been super busy with my artwork. I’ve got 3 more new pieces. Here they are:

I struggled all day yesterday with James Dean and Frank Sinatra. There’s just something not right with them. And I can’t figure it out!! I need to soon – Final Friday is this Friday and I really need them to be done before that. Especially James, since I haven’t even started on him yet and considering I paint with oil colors, it needs ample time to dry.

I was at the Pendleton yesterday helping move my artwork. We’ve moved studios – we were on the 3rd floor.. now we’re on the 8th. Let’s just pray that the elevator doesn’t break – that’s a LOT of steps!

My point is, that I was able to choose a new location in the studio for my artwork. I chose the big black cloth tri-fold boards in the middle of the room. Basically my paintings will be the first thing you see when you walk in. Since my paintings are black and white with just the pops of color, they look awesome on that black background. I’m so excited for Final Friday.

I’m also putting up my sketches that I’ve been working on.. if I can fit them there. I had to take a bunch of my paintings home. There just wasn’t any room for them and to be honest – they were really just ‘filler’ until I got enough black and white classic Hollywood stars paintings. Which I’ve got enough for now hopefully. I did leave my one favorite abstract painting there – it’s hanging in the hall now. It’s the one titled ‘Sadness’. Here it is:

Anyway, wish me luck on James and Frank. I’m going to need it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Simply Audrey

So I've been busting my butt getting all sorts of work done for my art show in March.. here's one of the pieces I've done.. there's plenty more to come!

Stay tuned for more drawings!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Before the Miss becomes a Mrs.

So here is the latest freelance work I've been working on..

Simple, fun and clean. My client loved them! Another project off the list.. now I think I can focus on the art work I need to get done for my art show on March 22nd at Fat Shannon's... which by the way is DEFINITELY still on. I think it'll be from 12:00pm- whenever.. last year I put on the flyers that it was over at 9, but I didn't really leave until about 11:00.

Well, I got to embark on another creative adventure tonight. Cupcakes!!! I bought this super fun heart silicone cupcake tray at Target (only $2.50!) so tonight I put it to good use. With strawberry cupcake mix and vanilla frosting I made the cutest little heart shaped cupcakes ever!

So of course when you're getting creative enough with the heart shaped cupcakes, you gotta get fun with the decorating!! I employed the use of the handy dandy conversation hearts. Brach's, I find, are the most delicious. They're soft and won't break your teeth when you eat them lol.

And I found this awesome glitter icing at Target as well...

I love getting creative with my sweets! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Frank and I got into an arguement. We're not speaking.

So no trip to New York. The morning I was supposed to leave, my boss called and told me she had the flu. So bummed!! But Todd was there when I found out and he really cheered me up - he is so great.

But I did go to Destin! That was amazing! It was in the high 50's low 60's, but hey - there wasn't any snow! We were in t-shirts and flip flops and you could so tell that we were the tourists! The locals were in hats, gloves, earmuffs, scarves and winter coats! I couldn't believe it. I was running on the beach barefoot, jumping for joy - yay upper 50's!!!!

The trip was for Mary Kay, so it was awesome. We had a lot of awesome training and I met the 'who's who of Mary Kay'. Gloria Mayfield Banks, Allison Lamarr.. the most amazing, positive women you'll meet. Not to mention how awesome it was to spend 3 days in Destin, Florida with a bunch of your close girlfriends!!

Ok.. onto the art world.
I had last Wednesday off work - snow day!! It was so awesome! So I got bored and decided that I was tired of living in a white walled apartment (it reminded me of an asylum or something). I got some paint out from my previous apartment and preped up!

It's a beautiful sage green, and well the plan was to just paint the one wall in my art studio (aka dining room) but I got a little carried away.. here's what I did...

I know I know.. I need curtains.. it's a work in progress! But I had a lot of fun doing this - and it didn't take me that long!

I have finished Frank Sinatra.. sort of. We're not talking right now, me and Frank. I've tried and tried to get his face just right and I can't get it!! It's so annoying.. so I had to put it aside for a bit and recharge.

Next up: James Dean!

Todd bought a poster of James Dean last night and brought it over as a surprise! I needed a good photo reference before I started painting and Todd decided to take this upon himself to find one. So, I'll probably start James before I completely finish Frank.

I need to get on the ball - I have an art show on March 22nd, down in Covington at Fat Shannon's Pub. Actually, I might have to check on that: I just got word that the owner is selling the bar to someone else. I'm not sure if the new owner knows... I'll keep you posted on that!!

But I'm trying to get a lot of work done so I have enough to show. My friend Marley is going to be there as well. She's a fashion major at UC in the DAAP program. Very talented!

As soon as I find out if I'm still able to show at Fat's, I'll post it up on here!