Working on a new painting based on the Odd Fellows, a masonic group. I found this book on the subject at the Raleigh Flea Market, & it sparked some fairly odd ideas! Stay tuned for more!
Coming down the home stretch on Scary– these guys are hanging out in the letter R, & at least one of them is sounding it out: “RRRRRRRRRR!” (The better to scare you with!)
This section of the painting is only about 2.25″ x 2″ (5.715cm x 5.08cm)– but just because these critters are small doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous.
More denizens of my painting-in-progress! This section is about 2.5 inches square.
I’m excited about this piece because it’s the first of a series I have in mind that will center on words & creatures. Next in line is the word “Explore”– do you have any favorite words that you would love to see invaded by odd beings?
Just a little sneak peek of the painting I’m now working on: a Halloween offering-to-come for my Etsy shop! Apologies for the image quality– this was taken with my phone.
This isn’t a new painting, but new to this site, & the process gif below is also new. It shows my technique with acrylic on paper fairly clearly– glazes, scumbles, details & highlights over archivally printed text. I painted this one entirely on the paper before mounting it to canvas, which is not my usual process, & usually the background doesn’t disappear quite this thoroughly, but otherwise this is pretty much how I do most of my paintings.
The subject is Longma, the Chinese Dragon-Horse. It’s still the Year of the Horse, right?
Acrylic on text scanned from Young People’s Natural History, 1901. Prints of this image are available in my Etsy Shop.