Thursday, July 15, 2010
3 new pieces and a bunch of inspiration!
This past week, I was totally inspired by a post by Ophelia over at Ophelia's Art. She talked about how her daughter just jumped in and starting painting a canvas with no care as to how it might come out, whether or not she would muddy her colors etc.
She was just being a kid and having fun and letting the creativity flow without worry. It totally came out awesome too!
When I read that post, I had spent the last few days trying so hard to catch on up on blogs, Twitters etc, that I was sick and tired of the computer. I wanted to paint, but felt physically and emotionally drained.
After reading about her daughters painting, I was so inspired to try and paint as freely as a child would, that I ran to my studio at 11:30 pm and went for it. I created two canvases that night and finished them the next day. That started the ball rolling for a series of paintings that I want to do. Different whimsical cartooney animals! They are so much fun to create, and I now have a very long list of critters I want to paint. I'm so excited about this, and I have Ophelia's daughter to thank!
So here we go, I have to two animals to show you, and one canvas from a while ago that I finally finished.
The little guy you see above is called Hootie, and he is on a 12x12 canvas. His body is actually fuzzy! I used hot pink flocking on him, and I love how it came out!
Tonight I will be listing these paintings on Etsy along with a bunch of new prints, so keep your eyes peeled for new art!
Also don't forget I'm having my first ever blog giveaway which ends on Monday July 19th, and there is a 20% discount on all my Etsy items for those who participate in the giveaway! All you need to do to qualify is leave a comment on this post!