Category Archives: Paintings
I have this bad habit of taking on lots of creative projects and then having no interest/motivation/desire to start them. It’s pretty bad. However, I am now trying with renewed effort (and some meds because apparently I’m sick and that’s why I’ve been sleeping so much). It began with rampant cleaning and organizing. The bed is made, the desk is nearly free of clutter, you can see the pictures on top of the dresser again and the easel is no longer a clothing rack. After all this cleaning I was left to stare at this:
Two lovely stretchers and my favorite shoes. Favorites for many reasons, but mostly because they remind me of these: Read the rest of this entry
Some time last week I posted about a handful of 4″x6″ canvases I had purchased. I originally intended to make one large collage with all the canvases, but 15 canvases was just too much. This idea brewed a bit longer in my head and became much bigger.
Now there are going to be four collages with seven canvases per collage and each collage with have a theme. The themes are: Games, Books, Cartoons, and Space Travel. Today I worked on the Games collage which will include a D20, a Portal gun, a Super Mario Bros. fire flower, a Bioshock EVE Hypo and Adam extractor, a World of Warcraft Horde symbol banner, a Minecraft creeper, and a Diablo 2 Horadric Cube! Here’s my current placement for the canvas:
Obviously I have not painted yet, but all the images are sketched out. The D20 is actually painted, but it was upstairs when I took this picture. I can’t wait to start painting.
It’s been a long weekend. So long in fact, that it is now Tuesday. My original plan for the weekends was to only post on Saturday and to write a feature article about an older, finished creation. Since I failed to deliver this past Saturday I intend to deliver now.
I made this painting for my aunt and uncle as a 40th anniversary present. I love them both very much and being a starving artist meant I could not afford to buy them something great.
So day one was easy because most of the creating I did was for the blog site. Day two however, posed a challenge. Cthulhu boards might be dry enough to paint, but they are currently at Ryan’s house. If I can manage to get some time with Cthulhu later, today might even merit a second update.
My newest ideas are all inspired by the fact that when Ryan and I move out we will have empty walls. I bought a pack of 15 pre-prepped canvases (4″x6″). They are small, but I think that will help things seem less intimidating. I want to paint each canvas with a nerdy thing and then attach all the canvases like one of those collage picture frames. I need ideas of nerdy things to paint on the canvases. Ideas thus far include: D20, Portal gun, Horde symbol, Rebel Alliance symbol, Millennium Falcon…..but I need more ideas. suggestions welcome.