Aug 15 2012

blooming birds painting

if you’ve been following me on instagram (close2myart)-
then you’ll recognize this piece i’ve been working on over the past few days.

quick sketch with black acrylic paint.

some color added.

MORE color added.

getting closer…
still missing the a lot of the details.

and finished!

this piece of art will be used as a giclee and also a bag design in the near future.
it measures 24″ x 18″ x 1 3/8″

these colors make me HAPPY!
i’m thinking it could possibly use a couple of words in the red on the sides, any ideas?
maybe “sweet love” or “love captured”?

Aug 3 2012

in all her glory

she is finally completed.

©2012 Michelle Allen, Bookworm. Acrylic, pencil and ink on wrapped canvas, 30″ x 40″ x 2.75″.

there are many layers involved in this painting.
more than i would have preferred to be quite honest.
there are many emotions involved.
also more than i would have preferred!

but in the end, i am pleased…

Aug 2 2012

thorn in my side- painting!

it’s actually the “bookworm” painting but it’s acted like a thorn in my side.
i have been working on this one on and off for YEARS.
seriously. like 3-4 years!
i’m not quite sure what the hold up has been with her.
maybe cause i loved her so much at the beginning i was scared of ruining her?
which is exactly what i did over and over again.

i can finally, and happily, say- she’s ALMOST finished (above)!!!
just a few final touches… in which i’ll show you tomorrow.

here are a few progressional shots.

be back tomorrow with the final reveal!