Tuesday, August 17, 2010

yesterday in the studio...

yesterday was a whirlwind of a painting day...

i may have mentioned that i've been lucky enough to line up some shows for myself AND that i picked up a retail shop here in new orleans on beautiful magazine street.
sooo... that means i am in manic production mode to make sure i have plenty of work when the time comes!

yesterday i spent a good portion of the day working on these dia de los muertos pieces:

this is a small finished figurine

my favorite part of sculpting these is making the hearts. i know! go figure....

a whole slew of pieces in the painting process. i like to work in a production style mode where i paint all the white parts, then add the red on all pieces, then black, and so forth. i find that my paint doesn't dry out as fast that way and i feel like i am making progress...

finished large size dia de los muertos couple. they have been painted and crackled. i still need to put a final coat of varnish on them and then add some finishing embellishments and they will be ready to go!
i think they are my favorite so far...

isn't he a happy gentleman!?!

and such a lovely lady...

today i am going to start on a few more halloween themed pieces: black cats, devils, punkins, and perhaps some festive party goers as well.

hope y'all have a great day!

amber


4 comments:

Knickertwist said...

Those are wonderful! The eyes are fab. Kinda a creepy with loads of awesome cuteness.

Gloria said...

Great work for el dia. I haven't started anything yet for my ofrenda. Look forward to seeing more of your works. Thanks for sharing.

Lidia said...

Love how these are turning out. The eyes and expressions are perfect. Looks like you'll be ready in plenty of time.

Laurie said...

You definitely are on a roll! Congrats on the retail placement.