Sunday, October 16, 2011

Portrait Series #6 ~ The Reveal!

I had to wait until Adrienne actually received the finished
painting before revealing it here, but here she is
in all her vibrant color!

The 36" x 48" gallery canvas will be going on the wall above
Adrienne's stairs, so knowing that it would be placed higher than
eye-level, I left the top third of the canvas open.

In theory, an optical illusion of foreshortening should occur when one
looks up and the top area of the painting would appear much more
shallow than it actually is. To compensate for this foreshortening, I
made the upper area even deeper so in the end it would appear
normal in relation to the primary subjects, Adrienne and her
spider monkey friends.

Want to see how the painting came together?
Check back on my earlier posts where I blogged about my progress.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Great news from my studio!

One of my hand painted handbags has been spotlighted in the newest issue of Haute Handbags published by Stampington & Co.!

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I am a great fan of the whole line of Stampington titles, from the original Somerset Studio for mixed media artists to Belle Armoire, Jewelry Affaire & Haute Handbags for artists, like myself, that love to create wearable art!

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If you are not familiar with these wonderful publications stop over their website or blog and get acquainted; you won’t be sorry!