I do apologize about the absence. So many happenings! The painting muse hit me like a brick wall as of late and so I've been busily whipping out new works for the show with very little time for anything else. But I am back with much to show and tell, which is always good! :)
First, a snack...My favorite midday snack/lunch this week: plain yogurt, fruit (here it's peaches, but my favorite are apricots!), walnuts, and a drizzling of maple syrup. To. Die. For.
And remember that rabbit sketch from a while back?...Well here he is all painted up and ready for a frame.
I'm really happy with this one. Somehow, this rabbit has turned into my own version of the White Rabbit, ala Alice In Wonderland. He's just ever-so-slightly disturbing. I mean, he has a red button eye. And he eats fish. Definitely not a critter I'd want to chase down a rabbit hole.
I think I was greatly inspired by Jan Svankmayer's "Alice", which is by far one of my favorite little films. It's strange, dream-like, a little bit disturbing, yet breathtaking in all of it's stop-motion excecution. This little beginning scene where the White Rabbit is introduced is utterly perfect:
Until I get a nice black frame, the painting rests here on my typewrite with other oddballs by his side. A "Michelle" version of Alice is coming up as well. I have her portrait sketched and ready for paints. Lets just say, she has a fondness for slugs just as much as I.
Oh! And look what just arrived in my mailbox!
Lisa Takao asked me last winter to be a part of this year's Spring/Summer Takao Nursery "Art Imitates Nature" catalog. It was such a fun project to be a part of. You may remember this piece from early this year that I completed for it:
Well, here it is gracing the pages of the catalog and the cover! I'm so excited. And Lisa did such a fab job designing the booklet.That's all for now! I'll be back tomorrow to show you some more finished works. Have a great day, everyone!