Saturday, November 3, 2012

Paint, you joyful SOB

"The Earth Brought to Its Knees" - 30"x24" acrylic, oil pastel, pencil on wood panel

Damn I love painting.  Since being told to stay home now, by my doctor, I've had more time to do it too, whoot!  I hope to get my website up hella damn soon, I need a proper place to "hang" my work and get it out there.  This is going to be what I do while on mat leave (besides laundry), Tiny Dancer can chill in her playpen in my studio and get paint splatters on her..... until she's big enough to get into the paints herself.   This is hopefully what I do AFTER mat leave as well.

I need to research shipping larger pieces, packaging them up all cozy and secure, rates, and all that jazz.  Need to start moving some work to make way for more, it's piling up!

These are a few of my recent pieces.  The photos are slightly shameful, they could be way better.  I've been wanting to take the paintings outside to photograph them for my site, in ambient light, you know?  It's been a mad spell of rainy weather though so I've been shite out of luck in that department.  I heard a dirty rumour of sunshine this coming week so I'll get my arse out there and utilize the snot out of it before the snow comes (i love you, snow).

Using this post to start a board on Pinterest of my work (cheeky), I lose myself on that site daily.  Wanna follow me there?  Here I be!

"Going Deeper and Deep" - 18"x24" acrylic and pencil on wood panel

"Pattern for a Night Sky" - 30"x30" acrylic, oil pastel, pencil on gallery stretched canvas

Untitled - 36"x36" acrylic, oil pastel, pencil on wood panel

Untitled - 18"x36" acrylic, oil pastel, pencil on wood panel


Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

Beautiful work!! The first one gives me a very serious vibe, though, almost sad. I love, love, love Going Deeper and deep!

Maybe you could try getting an external flash, if you have a white ceiling. It would help you create... fake natural light indoors and there wouldn't be glare on the paintings even though you used flash.

Flying Whale said...

thanks so much sweets!

I'll give external flash a try, I have one for my manual SLR I could use. The light in my house is so weak, even on the sunniest of days our rooms seem dim. I'll play around, it'll turn out! :)

Michelle said...

These are beautiful! I love the colors you put together, so pretty. LOVE!

Flying Whale said...

Thank you so much Michelle, I really appreciate your comment. I admire your work (so delicious!) so it means a lot.

You're both so motivating, my ass is in gear! :)