Finishing up the strawberries for the dessert show. Can't wait to meet up with the ladies over cake this month. The count-down is on for baby #2 - just over one month to go! I've also started teaching again at MacEwan University and the class this year is fabulous (talented, a pure pleasure to instruct and full of dedication - what a pure relief).
Another In-progress shot.This is the stage just after finishing sculpting, adding some molding paste and an acrylic polymer layer to protect the paint (the white stuff is the gesso layer).
Being pregnant and working on an art show involving desserts could not possibly be a better combination (hoping to come to fruition on or around Valentines Day of next year). I'm always hungry these days so looking at pictures of food can't be that dangerous, right?
Tonight, instead of working on the princess image (which I SHOULD finish, soon but can't seem to get around to), I am carving chocolate covered strawberries.
I'll be 30 weeks along tomorrow in my second pregnancy. There's so many things to do (illustration-wise), before baby comes. I have all my class-prep work ready to go for the illustration techniques section I'm teaching in October (on acrylics) for MacEwan college, but there's quite a bit of artwork to finish... and... ahem... most of that should happen before baby arrives. Feeling the crunch of deadlines, but I'm also feeling this incredible nesting urge. Instead of painting during the doodlebugs naps, I've been cleaning closets. Go figure!
Today, instead of working on the princess licensing image I should be working on, I put some paint on one of my plywood sketches. I've been wishing to find a way to keep my pencil lines under visible and dark under paint and this technique seems promising. (Liquitex glazes and acrylic wash with pencil).
Oh, and ps: Here's the princess image thus far. Still have so much farther to go and I'm painting like a turtle.
Please join me in the gala opening (casual) of the Kaleido Arts Festival this Friday. It's from 7 - 10 pm on the arts district of 118th ave. There are four different shows opening and I have four pieces in the Festival.
Here are the listed galleries (not sure which one mine will be in yet, I'll edit this post when I know more)
- Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (9225 – 118 Ave)
- St. Faith’s Anglican Church (11725 – 93 Street)
- Avenue Theatre Lobby (9030 – 118 Ave)
- The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 – 118 Ave)
The festival runs from September 9 - 11 and you can visit their website for more information. Thank you for voting on the different art pieces I wished to submit! The Ghana piece looks gorgeous in it's frame, I'm so pleased with my framer (Birks on 118th).