Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Antler Girl

I had a book I loved as a child. I don't remember what it was titled anymore but it was the story of a young, wealthy girl who woke up one morning with antlers to the consternation of her family and servants. Using my vague recollections as inspirations I decided to paint my own version of a girl with antlers. Here is my original rough draft and the current work in progress. As everyone can see it's a long way from being done but we are progressing!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown


Seeing the wonderful art galleries in New Orleans, particularly the ones featuring acrylic paintings, has really inspired me to explore this medium. I love the bright colors and texture you can achieve with acrylics, it's still something I'm working on mastering. This is my first attempt on a small canvas ( 11" x 14") having done a few smaller pieces on wood.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nawlins



The holiday season was exceptionally busy for my little family of two this year. We had my parents and sister down for a week for Xmas, on the 31st the Hubs and I set off for New Orleans for the new year and of course the Sugar Bowl. It was a fantastic long weekend but unfortunately fantastically cold as well. I don't have as many pictures as I had hoped because it was a force of will to even take my naked hands out of my coat pockets to take the photos. I know, I'm a spoiled South Floridian, but that's why I moved down here, so I didn't annoy the entire Mid-Atlantic with my constant kvetching about the cold. All in all New Orleans was a fantastic town and I'd love to visit again (just when it's slightly warmer please).

Some shots from the garden district where our hotel was:






The tomb of Marie Laveau and Plessy of Plessy vs. Ferguson





And some shots in the French Quarter and Jackson Square