Monday, April 16, 2012

rose red + snow white

I'm working on a bunch of paintings at once these days.  This is the first one that got finished!  It's for a show in July, and it will have a sister piece to go with it... a diptych, if you're fancy.  

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The show is fairy tale themed.  You know I love a good, obscure fairy tale.  You know what else I love?  Flowers, and vintage clothes, and patterns.  So all those things got wrapped up into this painting.  
It's acrylic on board, by the way, and 16"x16" square.  Haven't had it framed yet but I'm thinking something wood and vintage looking.  Usually framing is my least favorite part (who knows who will end up buying it, and what they'll like), but I can't wait to see this one all ready-to-hang.




As usual, I did a butt load of sketching before leaping into the painting.  Can you believe I really haven't done much bear drawing?  I just wanted him to be really BIG with a cute face.  And a crown.  Because if you know this fairy tale, then you know he is a prince, after all.  




I like post-its for compositions.  If you hate your drawing then you can just peel them off and throw them away.  





Yeah, flowers.  I had a moment where I thought I might do teenage versions of the sisters, and make them more contemporary, but the littler versions won.  As soon as I had the idea to put them in little mod dresses it was over with.  I might, however, still put those heart-shaped sunglasses on Snow White...



More comin'!


16 comments:

Kadee said...

This is incredible! I really enjoy seeing your process and how it turned out magnificently. :)

Susanita Little Gallery said...

This piece is amazing!!!!!!!!
I love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jez Tuya said...

wow dude! Beautiful stuff!!

Kim McLeod said...

Love the new painting! Can't go wrong with flowers and vintage. Great idea about the post-its, thanks for sharing.

Claire said...

Thanks for sharing! I love that you always show your process work.

Lynet said...

love the post-it idea! thanks for that! the bear is way too cute, by the way. Keep up the good work!

kate said...

I love your picture! Snow White and Rose Red is one of my favorite lesser-known fairy tales.

JS Daniel said...

Wow wow! Wonderful colors, characters and patterns!

Xavier Yabut said...

I like your style and colors in this piece. It has a very unique look!

Ashly Picazo said...

Just love this piece. Retro is just so cool!

BETOWERS said...

wow i just discovered you and i can say your work is really stunning,i love it

Cara said...

Hi sweet lady! Oh my goodness, your art is... unbelievable!!!!! Is that enough exclamation points?! I'm in love. Do you have a shop? I'm going to check now! I found your blog via Skunkboy Creatures and am SO GLAD that I did! I'm your newest follower. xoxo

Heidi Smith said...

I love this! Beautiful shapes, and colors! I really like the bear.

tattooedlulu said...

*sigh* Delicious! Snow White and Rose Red is one of my favourites. I bought your 'Twelve Dancing Princesses' for my daughters. We adore it! Our favourite part is trying to match the princesses up with their names <3

Emily said...

You're so good.

James Woods said...

This is darn cute! Your roughs are just as charming as the final! The fur design is my favourite touch.