Monday, September 30, 2013

New Jellyfish Papercutting

Just finished cutting and painting this one tonight.  This piece was a little different, since I already had a precise color scheme in mind when I drew the pattern in the first place.  The jelly tank at the aquarium where I took my model photographs had this bright vibrant blue color to it, and the jellyfish floating in it were yellows and golds against that blue- a gorgeous contrast.  I think I managed to duplicate pretty closely what I saw in my head for the painting behind this one.  I am so happy with how this piece turned out that I will probably be using it as one of my slides for show applications for next year.
 
'Jellyfish' is available unframed through Etsy, and will be displayed framed at art shows.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gaillardia Flower Papercutting

Finished the final edition (2/2) on this flower.  This is matted to 11x14 with a watercolor painting background.  Available unframed on Etsy or framed at art shows or in person.
 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Afghan Hound papercutting

I had to steal the matting and backing paper from this one at one of my shows earlier this year to change the color scheme on another piece for a customer.  So I am FINALLY getting around to getting the Afghan re-matted!  While I had him apart, I figured I would put some more details into the cutting too, just for fun..  :)

 

Bactrian Camel papercutting

Finished Edition 2/3.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hummingbird Papercutting *FINAL*

Just finished cutting and painting this one. This is the final edition of one of my favorites, 3/3.  It is available unframed on Etsy, and framed at art shows or in person.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wild Rabbit papercutting

Finished cutting and painting edition 2/3!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fern II papercutting

Final edition (2/2) on this one! Matted to 8x10, backed with a watercolor painting.  Available framed in person and unframed on Etsy.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Weekend work status

Sketches in progress:
-Chinese Sharpei dog
-Hummingbird
-A stylized piece tentatively titled 'Harmony' involving music staff and notes.  This will be a double-layered piece probably in black and pale gray, similar to my Helix piece.
 
Cutting and painting:
-Fern II, Final edition (2/2)
 
I am loving the new location for my art table- since it is in the main living area of the house instead of tucked upstairs in a spare bedroom I actually end up using it instead of the counter.  And working at it for long periods of time makes my neck and back hurt much less than bending over the counter did.  Plus it us all neat!  (for now at least)  The lighting is much better too.
 

 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Chinese Sharpei papercutting

Just finished.   Final edition on this pattern- 3/3!