Monday, January 26, 2009

Will You Be My Trilobite?

Thank you for bearing with me during my irregular postings, gang. Things have been a little crazy 'round these parts as of late. Just last week I realized that I only have a month to get 10 paintings finished for my next show in March and promptly sorta freaked out a bit. Lot of work, not much time. So, I've had my head and hands buried amongst the paints and sketchbooks to work out new ideas.

The theme for my pieces will be an oceanic-explorations one. Not a huge surprise there. I'll be including a few artworks from last year, but most will be new ones.

This one of a trilobite fossil was finished last Wednesday and is all set to go:

"Specimen No. 283" acrylic on cradled hardboard, 6x6"

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A trilobite with dainty little flowers and a heart-patterned background to boot? I think my head just exploded a little. I really really want to make valentines using this piece. How utterly nerdy would that be?

And speaking of nerdy, have all you US peeps seen the Edgar Allen Poe stamps now available at the post office?
How cool are these?! I'm tempted to write little Poe quotes next to them on all my outgoing bill envelopes.

Currently I'm in the midst of two more paintings, one of which was started last year and promptly thrust aside due to time constraints. I'm really excited with how it's turning out though and will have some sneak peeks to show you all in the next day or two.

Back to work I go! I'll leave you with a picture I shot a couple weeks ago of the Woodland Portrait minis all happily lined up on display in a wooden drawer:

4 comments:

sandymichelle said...

I just love all your works. Great combination of weird and beautiful prettiness. So very original...(who would of thought a Triolbite could be so adorable?!) The effects you get on wood are wonderful also. Do you varnish over afterwards? Whatever you do, keep it up! =)

Eggman Studios said...

Thank you my dear! :) I do varnish afterwards (and it's one of my favorite parts of painting because that's when the colors and shadows really pop forth!).

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