Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Siamese Twins

Last night I started yet another canvas (I'm taking a break from 'The Last Supper'), and worked on it for a bit this morning after dropping Anevay off to school. I need to add many details (I'm envisioning a string of pearls, or rather, two strings, one for each neck), which will probably take awhile...

I started coming up with ideas for the next canvases, most of which will involve animals, 18th Century costume (clearly not an element in the canvas you see above), and, well, a little macabre gore. I'm constantly fascinated by the fact that humans, for all of our pretense of being clean and civilized, are really rather beastly, both in mind and body.

As some of you may know, I've been selling some of my embroidered clothing and a couple of canvases at the Brooklyn Collective. Yesterday I found out that one of my canvases sold:

 

Friday, April 24, 2009

Quickest sketches ever - the week in review


Anevay and her friend Alameda on the J-train before school

Wet (because of the rain!!!) strangers on the J-train

A sleepy Anevay sucking her thumb...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Last Supper Canvas - Part 1






Started the preliminary sketches for an embroidered canvas this last Friday... It's still hard for me to work with simple lines (I'm used to working with a lot of loose lines and shading). For this canvas (a medium-sized oval convex canvas), I'm going to embroider a sort of endangered/extinct/fantasy animal Last Supper... I should have pictures of my progress later in the day!