It was a good start yesterday, in the world of painting. I jumped right in and threw several huge gobs of Pthalo Blue on the rug, just to warm up, Pollack-style (I missed the canvas - not really, I just have butterfingers). I was going to do a painting based on the picture I posted in The Wicked Witch Of The North, but its going to be fairly complicated, so I warmed up with a happy little landscape (a la Bob Ross? Hzzzzzzzzz!), because clouds are always fun, and landscapes are easy. Well, easier than painting women, though once I get warmed up, they'll be easy too.
I'm just not ready to post a picture of what I'm working on - hell, I won't even let Bea look at it. But I can put a couple of older pictures in here, for your viewing pleasure, until the new ones are ready. My love for Flutter is such that I actually contemplated sending her an email with a picture of the underpainting - but its kind of like looking up someone's dress, and while I know she would be nothing but supportive, I am the chicken shit who doesn't want to flash her with an image of my underwear. (that doesn't sound right, but you know what I'm saying...I hope!)
This is what I consider the best of the mermaid triptych that's hanging in the dining room. Bea hates the sea serpent - thinks its too "cute", and while I secretly agree with her (shh!), her dad says this is his favorite. If he could smuggle this and my A.R. Cole vase out of the house, he would be a happy man.
This is my favorite fairy tale themed painting - The Handless Maiden - if you've never read this story, don't feel bad; my sister and I are obscure fairy tale fiends - her Christmas present last year was a wonderful old copy of Household Stories, by the Brothers Grimm (it killed me to give it to her, but those are the best presents). I especially like the tree in this, as well as her fab Renaissance Fair clothes.
And there you go - a taste of what is hanging on my walls. Now I'm off to work - hope the rug fares better today - its going to look like crap for the Solstice party if I keep dropping paint on it.