Friday, August 04, 2006

Works in progress

It's Friday! I spend the last 3 days this week working for a client in the city. It was about a zillion degrees outside, so the commuter rail and trains in the city were packed with sweaty people. I'm home today; just picked up my new glasses. They are snazzy and I like them. Here are some things I've been working on. The first is my vintage rubber ducky painting...it's a small 9 x 12 size done in acrylic. I think I'm going to post him for sale soon on my etsy shop. Below that is a project I'm working on. It's a drawing of dogwood branches on wood, and then I'm working on using woodburning tools to etch it in. It's a lot of fun! Plus, the wood was under a dollar at the craft store already pre-cut. so, it's very inexpensive to do! I traced an existing drawing I had and used graphite paper to make the transfer onto the wood. I'm going over that with the woodburner. You can see on the left is the part I haven't burned yet. I think I'll use butchers wax to finish it off. I may sell it on etsy and I may not. I haven't decided yet. I'm kind of attached to it. I guess I could do another one? In other news I've been commissioned to do a painting! I won't go into detail yet, but it will have a classical guitar theme. It will be a fun challenge to research and work on...I might have normally shyed away from something like this. But I know I'm capable of doing it and I finally get to see what I can really do if I put my mind and skills to it. I'm nervous and excited. We shall see how it goes!!!



2 comments:

Romina Bacci said...

your ducky painting is really sweet...
and i love working on wood, too.
show us a pic when it's finished!!
;)

-love-

kristian said...

The ducky reminds me of Bert and Ernie, which reminds me of this:
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Would love to see the new glasses. I bet you lokk extra-arty and cool.
- Kristian