Do you recognise what that little painting there might be? I'm working on it pretty much flat-out today, so am hoping to have it finished by tomorrow, or even tonight. I feel that I've been able to get a lot of painting done this week. Here are some more shop newbies:
"Paris, 1961 - What She Wants" and "Paris, 1962 - Pale and Very, VERY Interesting". You can click on the pictures to see them in the shop.
"Paris, 1963 - Bette Went Incognito" and "Paris, 1958 - Cake, Anyone?"
Then, the last couple of nights, I've been working on something different, just as a colour excersise at first, then I decided to make the blocks of colour nice and smooth, then the lines became sharper and it began to remind me a little of the undulating cleanliness of a Tamara de Lempicka painting, although much more simplified, of course.
"Thoughts" (5 x 7 acrylic on canvas)
I can't help but wonder what she is doing; why she is standing there; what has just happened; what is she waiting for...?
I put just a little more detail into the curved vessel on the left. I like the feeling of balance and reflection and cool silence.
We went to Southampton for the weekend and it seemeed the world was blooming!
Oh and don't forget that there are some new surprises in the shop this week too!
Yup - lots and lots of goodies both old and new up for grabs... I'm filling them with AT LEAST $60 worth of lovely bits and bobs from the shop... and the best bit (because you don't know what you're getting) is that they only cost $25 smackeroonies!
I've been so looking forward to sharing these with you! They were finally delivered this morning by our friendly postie. As you have loved these images so much, I thought I'd make a proper effort and make them into authentic-looking vintagey postcards, by using an old design, scanning and rehashing it just a touch, then popping it on the reverse of my own Parisian lady images. The printers have done an excellent job of bringing them to life. YAYs all round for AwesomeMerchandise!!!
Who could resist scribbling here?
Not me...I couldn't help but imagine a little lady very similar to the ones depicted, using one of the postcards to write to her friend back in London Town:
I'm keeping a stash for myself, but there are some for you too! They're here, in the shop!
Hello there! Did the weekend treat you well? We had a lovely trip out to Bodiam Castle yesterday...photos at the end of this post. Firstly, I promised to show you a few more of Wednesday's Update items!
Two new Jane Austen ACEOs!
...and prints of the new (now sold) Lizzie/Darcy painting!
Lots more prints coming soon, too...and more updates here both tomorrow and Wednesday. Woohoo!
Bodiam is such a picturesque place, I found it difficult NOT to take good photos, so all credit goes to the original architects and Nature, not me. Hee hee :)
Inspiring medieval getups!
Koi in the moat. It's obviously cleaner than it used to be when the castle was inhabited!
A castle pixie, which we happened upon!
...and my own version, available as an 8 x 10 print (I'm afraid the original is spoken for) on Wednesday!
Isn't he gorgeous?! I originally purchased him for Amelia's room, but he has taken to presiding over our living room instead, somehow... Thank you Emily!
Anyway, since I have this comission, I thought I'd buy a copy of the book purely for arty purposes (we have a couple of older ones, but I can't bare to take the pages out!) and have been making up a few of these:
...on which I shall surely paint very soon!
I've also been listening to this Librivox audio of Alice's Adventures and just today this one, of Through The Looking Glass. Lo and behold, the day the book arrived, I received a second request for an Alice comission, having had none in the five years of being an artist full-time. What on Earth is going on?Whatever it is, though, I have to say I'm enjoying it! Curiouser and curiouser indeed...
Other than that, I was glad to see a pack of magenta ink had arrived today, so I got on with a LOT of printing, chopping and packaging and ordered lots more supplies for the forthcoming weeks. Also, i've decided to make a few changes around in the shop, slowly but surely.
You'll see more 8" x 10" prints hanging around (agh! no pun intended!) - it's such a perfect size for popping straight into a frame. Oh and I'll be trimming white borders for you, too. I know that some of you prefer it for framing and do let me know if you'd like to keep them, but those sold 'as is' in the shop, will be without.
I've been wanting more underskirts and petticoats recently. I don't know why. I'm also loving the different textures going on around my knees today!
I love those tights! A tenner at H&M, which is more than I'd normally spend, but wow they do a good job!
Note underskirt peeking out there, and those boots which I snapped up in the Clarks sale last week. Excellent!
Oh and just yesterday, a lovely lady left me some feedback for one of the prints she recently bought from me and included a photo of it, framed beautifully!
I have to say I absolutely love the frame she chose! Thank you so much!