With grad class on hold and winter break in session from school, I have managed to do some of my own artwork. At any given time I have a minimum of five projects going, absolutely filling my brain and art room.
This is a painting I did for my sister, as a Christmas present. I painted a woman in a similar style, dressed to the nines, holding an axe. It now hangs in her office. I really enjoyed that particular painting, and the idea of juxtaposing femininity with a stark axe. So, I decided to juxtapose suit and tie masculinity with a pink frosted cupcake.
In any case, I really enjoyed working on this painting. Acrylic isn’t something I work in as often as watercolor, yet I keep finding myself moving further away from realism and being drawn towards abstraction, and acrylic is the way to make this happen.
Whenever possible, I draw from real life, making my family members pose for me. This break, my five-year old has figured this out, and began requesting me to draw her while she does various poses. She tried to convince my two-year old to do the same, however he cannot sit still.
A couple works in progress, with the blue underlayer still showing.
Another work in progress, before reworking the nose and hand a few times.
Someone give me some more painting subject matter, quick! Before grad class starts up again in February!