Friday, October 24, 2008

Curious Octopi

Sorry about the random blog banner changes and such. I've finally settled on this one for the holidays I think.
I have a couple surprises for you all, including a shop update pretty soon here (possibly the first week of November--more details a'comin') and quite possibly a really cool giveaway. I just have to ready some pictures, so stay tuned!

This recently finished painting is a part of the "Precious Objects" series I've been knee-deep in and will be in this upcoming shop update--it's definitely a favorite. Definitely.

"Inkwell" acrylic on hardboard 8x10"

Lots of semi-transparent paint glazes for the background (lots--I remember having to wait a solid day for the background to dry before getting to work on the octopus, which for acrylics, is a bit absurd). It has quite a luminescent glow to it.
All I need is a lovely golden frame for it.

On an unrelated side note, I just bought probably the cheapest sketchbook I've ever come across the other day ($3), which is completely made of recycled paper and staple-bound with a recycled pulp red paper cover and made in Italy. I've already filled it halfway. It's so funny to me how the cheapest sketchbooks/notebooks get filled the quickest with various drawings and inspiring little sketches while the really expensive, leather-bound sketchbooks lie nearly untouched with only a handful of far inferior doodles. It could just be me. I think my creative brain is just plain old scared to death of "wrecking" the pricey, cool sketchbooks. Silly, silly.

8 comments:

Karlyn said...

The more I look at it the more I like it. Beautiful!

sandymichelle said...

Love the new banner, and i'm the same with notebooks as well!

MarmeeCraft said...

fabulous banner!! And I love your new work!! :)

Eggman Studios said...

Thank you so much, ladies! :)

Rachel said...

*ahem* I think, yes I do think indeed, that this is the best banner yet. ;)

WAY cool inkwell painting. Very michelle. :)

I bought two kitty dishes, I'm going to do one with Maximilian I and one with Sisi on it. haha!! I'm SUCH a dork. Is the Bainbridge studio closed yet?

Eggman Studios said...

Cool! I can't wait to see them! A little bit of nerdiness is always a good thing. :) Yup--the BI studio just closed a couple weeks ago. Thank. Goodness.

greavesdesign said...

love the banner! very atmospheric...
ah yes, the high expectations of an expensive sketchbook!

I had a similar experience with buying my most expensive button (it had a lithograph with an 18th. C. lady's portrait). I was so nervous with it that I ended up doing something really stupid and ruining it! Never again, I'm staying away from those...

Rachel said...

Obama won!!! :D :D