My sister had requested that I make her an owl painting for her birthday (well, actually, she asked for it for Christmas, but she got it for her birthday). I've now given it to her so I can post it - this was bigger than what I usually do, 18 X 24 I think, and was a lot of fun. Lots of layers...
This is an assemblage piece I also had a lot of fun with. I haven't done much of this kind of thing in a long time - I tend to accumulate too many pieces that I then have to figure out what to do with (and god forbid maybe actually try and sell), so I've been focusing on other things for a while. But I have quite a collection of misc vintage treasure (to me they're treasure anyway) and had fun going through them to put this together.
I imagine that these were all belongings of the girl in the tintype, that her name began with M and that these were all beloved items of hers. I love this little broken remnant of a tiny old doll
This is a pastel I did on a page from a very old French book - the paper is so delicate I didn't want to use any water at all so I did it in pastels. After I downloaded the picture I actually re-worked it since I didn't like her expression, it's amazing how changing her eyebrows completely changed her. But I forgot to take another picture!
These are a few sketches I've done in my little kraft paper sketchbook,
I feel a Marionette phase coming on....These are sketches of amazing real Marionettes I found online.