Monday, October 08, 2007

I Want to Be, Under the Sea...

There's nothing quite like staying up late at night after a long 8 hour work day to do some general artyness. Some sneak-peaks and previews for what's going on currently on my work table...Coral studies in my sketchbook for a small new painting that's coming along swimmingly.
A pile of freshly painted black wooden seahorses. Bold things are in store for them--oh yes, bold things indeed. You can also see a snippet of the new painting being worked on (the colors aren't acurate here, but I promise, it's quite a yummy mixture of pale pinks and minty greens with that shockingly vibrant red). Another day for the shadows/details on the coral and some general aging is in due order. It'll be framed like this lil' darling. Yup, it'll be up for grabs in ye shoppe soon (I'll let you know when as soon as the finish line draws near).
I was inspired to choose the colors for this painting after I stayed the night in this wonderful old Victorian house in Bath, England from my trip. Just look at those walls! I honestly have no pictures of the city--just a bunch of snapshots I took from the house interior.
And this little stinker continues to up the cuteness. She's currently in the "curtain-love" phase of her life. And for some unknown reason, has suddenly taken a keen liking to sleeping on wooden slat chairs and desks instead of freshly made beds. Why, I haven't the slightest idea.
A good week ahead for all, I hope!


mellowbeing said...

Your cat is so adorable! You should do paintings of her - she matches so well with tan and baby blue.. maybe a beach themed piece.. hmm..

Rachel said...

I'm still gunning for a frilled seadragon, Michelle style. :) Can't wait to see the final product!

Eggman Studios said...

Thanks for the painting ideas, folks! Winter is such a goofball but I love the dickens outta her. And yup, one of these days, I really need to paint a sea dragon. Those things are insane. Insane, I tell you!