it's been a good week sales- wise- 2 at the airport (not the itty bitty ones either) and 2 downtown (those were 6x6, but i'm happy about those too).
and then i realized that i need something for the boise open studios show in june- which is going to be at the art source, so it might be nice if it's something that wasn't just hanging there- and art and roses is in a few weeks, and hanging at the gallery is the week before that and next thing you know i am freaking out about having enough art.
i am having fun with the animals on the mixed backgrounds, so i prepped a few more backgrounds. texture is the thing, but i also want to get to where bits of the background peek out & work with the painting. it's a goal.
somewhere in the process i decided that the one on the left will be an owl (i have a photo that would have been just awesome but for the damn branch in the owl's face- it'll work fine to paint from) and a buffalo- possibly with a raven on its back- on the right.
the owl (the mystery of magic, omens, silent wisdom and visions in the night) after a coat of prussian & alcohol drops- i'm sure there will be a few more layers-
and the buffalo (manifesting abundance through right action and right prayer). notice the heart near the center made by an alcohol drop?
it occurs to me that i want to write the significance of the animal into the art somewhere. it's going to be fun to see where these go.
the cat is in process- don't worry barb, haven't touched the eye, just working on the koi part.
taking a workshop on saturday- on the use of resin, which could have all sorts of fun mixed media applications, hope to have time for art sunday- that and planting- i have a trip to my favorite nursery planned.
happy friday all!