Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today at the Studio


















Not everyone gets how excited I am when I receive a shipment filled with art supplies...but I know you do! Thanks to my recent painting sale, I was able to purchase some paints and acrylic mediums from Dick Blick. The box arrived today! I was a little giddy!

















Here is my shelf filled with goodies. I ordered some new mediums, like Crackle Paste and Clear Tar Gel, to experiment with. Oh, the fun I will have.



















But before I dive in and start playing with new stuff, I decided to stay focused and work a bit more on my Ladies in Waiting. (That's not really their title, just my fun personal reference). I worked on a lot of faces today. It's amazing how each feature added changes their personality in some way.



















What is hard to show in a photo of my Winter lady-in-waiting is the background...it has an iridescent finish with a snowflake pattern. 


















I decided to add a quote to this one: "There came a time when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." (Anais Nin)






































But Autumn, pictured below, is my favorite... My inspiration for her background came from the Starbucks mug I drink my coffee from each morning. See, inspiration can come in a cup of java. Could it be a business expense?
 






































Here they all are at the end of the day. Not quite done, but getting close.  

4 comments:

pinkglitterfae said...

risa I am green with envy over the luscious goodies you got in the mail, lol! I haven't placed an order in a while, and I missed the excitement.
Your ladies are coming along very well! Can't wait to see what you do with your new materials :-)

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh Great they have faces ,Good job !! I love stuff coming in the mail too, I order mostly on line just because I love opening boxes !! its like christmas

Michelle Brunner said...

ohhh I love Golden paints and mediums! I need to do some paint shopping also! The ladies look great especially all together!

Linda R said...

Oooooh yum, I'm like that when I see that box on the porch when I pull up! An excitement clenches deep inside ;-) Now about your girls, that Autumn gal is some kind of fantastic - I LOVE IT.