Studio Table Today

I've been rather hither & thither (?) lately , so here's an update on what I'm working on currently - a quite new & different style of collage for me -

Rainbow Collage - current work-in-progress (WIP)

It's VERY tedious and time consuming - all those little bits! but I am having a lot of fun doing it - I just am getting antsy to get to the "add paint" part! I have a few new styles I am trying out, all three based on other artist's work that I've admired and been inspired by (and I will tell you who they are as I go). This particular piece was kick-started in my brain when I began following the fantastically talented artist Colin Johnson on Twitter and Instagram - am in love with his super-detailed and abundantly colorful style. I highly suggest you go check him out! Your eyes will thank you!

Now I am gonna get back in there and snip & glue my little heart out ...
Later, taters!

ETA: Thursday, 23 Oct
- here's the (pretty much) finished collage-state, ready for adding painty details! How fun!
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May add a couple more small paper bits to the R hand corner side ...

May add a couple more small paper bits to the R hand corner side ...

Studio Sunday - on Monday!

This week's work-in-progress showcase - didn't put it up yesterday cuz, well - WALKING DEAD PREMIERE, HELLO?! (Which, while I'll give no spoilers, was AWESOME!) Okay, so here's what I've been up to the past few days:

Mixed-media collage paintings in progress

Mixed-media collage paintings in progress

The first two are the start of my Astrological Collage Creeps series - one being The Waterbearer (Aquarius) and the rainbow one in the middle (both reworked older unfinished canvases, btw) will be the one I'm keeping - my starsign Gemini. I have a really cool! figure mostly finished for that that's not shown here yet - but you can always catch of-the-moment progress shots on my Instagram @gemgirlartist. The last piece is titled Exhibit A, and is a completed abstract mixedmedia collage - kinda outta the norm for me, but also making a point - it's "Exhibit A" in the case of me trying new things! I've always loved abstracts (one of my fave parts of the artmaking process is doing the backgrounds - I often DON'T want to put anything on them, and yet they never quite seem to be a finished, standalone piece) So -working on that is a big goal of mine.

I also since last week, decided I am NOT ready to take on an art/craft fair at this point, even though that also has been a goal of mine for some time. Perhaps in 2015. But I AM going to be getting professional scans & prints made of my works, in order to keep the originals available directly through me, and any printworks will go to my etsy or other 3rd party online shops. 

That's all for now, I gotta get back in the paintzone!
Have a great, productive Monday!

What's Up Wednesday

Working on some new paintings (unsure yet if they will become collages or maybe remain abstracts, will hafta wait'n see what they wanna be when they grow up ...) so here's a quick in-progress shot:

On the Studio Table

5th layer of paint (some acrylic, some transparent watercolor, some clear gesso layers in between)

5th layer of paint (some acrylic, some transparent watercolor, some clear gesso layers in between)

and ...
 Around the Studio Corner

Pekoe Panther Peeking Pretty Peculiarly

Pekoe Panther Peeking Pretty Peculiarly