Saturday, July 05, 2008

Some Creatures Just Can't Be Made Cute

I'm back with a few more goodies to share with you!

Please forgive the somewhat questionable lighting in these...it was night...I have crap lighting in my house.Angler fish!

I actually started this piece more than a year ago and repainted it, I kid you not, 4 times because each time the background just didn't work for me. And then this past week, I pulled it out again and in one sitting, repainted it for the last time. And I like it. The original idea was that a nice, 50's-inspired background would make the nightmarish angler fish a little more...cute. Well, that didn't really happen.

If anything, he actually looks *more* terrifying. Ah well. Probably not a piece for a kid's bedroom...or maybe it is...

This one was done on a largish 8x10" wooden plaque, with old 1930s Earhart newspaper in the background, just barely visible. It's a show piece, but prints will be available soon in the shop.Going on a bit of a feather kick, I suppose, since I also whipped out some mini painted brooches, which are ready for ribbon and lace. These will get listed in the shop instead of the in-person show, since things are looking a wee bit barren in the Etsy storefront. I shall let you all know of the date soon (probably within this next week or so).

And...just because...




A friend emailed this clip of a "Self Portrait" video of S. Dali recently. Hilarious. Truly.

Happy weekend folks!

6 comments:

MarmeeCraft said...

I don't know....I think he's pretty cute!! ;)

Love them!! Your paintings are always so detailed and beautifully done!

Eggman Studios said...

Thank you, sweetie! :)

sMacThoughts said...

Love the final angler background, it's wonderful. And are those little buttons, those feather pins or whatevers? They are delightful!

Eggman Studios said...

Yes! They are little miniature wooden-domed-button things, that shall soon transform into pinback brooches. Thank you, my dear, for your kind words! :)

dawn said...

omg, my little guy is all about angler fishes! He'd love that in his room. In fact we're going to the Seattle Aquarium this week to see the flashlight fishes.

Eggman Studios said...

Oh man! The flashlight fish were always my favorite part about the Seattle Aquarium. Too funny! :) Have fun! It's the perfect week to go.