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...