Sunday, February 19, 2012

Space Girl Putting on Her Space Suit

A girl can't get a bit of privacy anywhere, not even in the vastness of space!

Metallics used in the space portion outside the window

 This painting is the product of asking my husband "what should I paint?"...

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Hi hi!  Another headdress lady, she's kinda coo coo!

Shimmer shammer in her feathers and jewels! More to come!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Hi there! I was really enjoying the way the Chinese headdress painting came out, looking to other ethnic headdresses for inspiration, I thought of Japanese Geishas.  The hair pieces they wear are extremely elaborate works of art.  This painting is of a Maiko, the apprentice of a Geisha.  They have wilder hair pieces and more flamboyant robes.

This is the scanned image...

She has some metallic paint in her hair clips and robe.

I'm still meaning to do an Aztec one and perhaps an Incan one...Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Farewell My Concubine

In keeping with the headdress theme (this type is called a Phoenix Crown LOVE THAT!), I looked to China:

This is the scanned image, can't see metallic paint...

Angled photo to show reflective material

Angled photo
She's for sale in my Etsy shop.  One thing that's interesting about selling original works of art (don't worry, I keep high-res scans of them all), is you feel a tad bit of separation anxiety.  I'm trying to get over it because ultimately I love the idea of making art and moving on to the next piece, without too much sentimentality.  At the same time, I really love this piece (love all my others too!) so I hope she goes to a good home!

I think I'll do an Aztec one next...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

More Metallic Ladies

I was looking at headdresses (something I'm a big fan of) because I wanted to use my gold paint. I came across Cecil DeMille's Cleopatra, which got me thinking of the Liz Taylor Cleopatra, and then Aztec, Egyptain and Greek designs! There are so many possibilities for my gold paint!

I can't think of a woman who wouldn't want to wear this.

Scanned Image

tilted photo to show glimmer

I gave her shinny eye shadow too, couldn't resist 

After the headdress fun, I moved on to my next favorite thing, harem girls...

The epitome of Bored Girls

Shiny cuffs and chain top

 Thanks for looking! Click the link on the right under my photo to BUY artwork if your soul desires!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Metallic Watercolors!!!

I made an amazing discovery the other day: Metallic Paint.  I guess I knew of it's existence but for some reason I have never used it.  I picked up some metallic watercolor, not knowing how well it would work.  I have to say, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.  It's so pretty in real life. Unfortunately, the scanner doesn't pick up the sparkle (that's rude) so I had to try and capture it with photos.  I don't think photos quite capture it either, it's very shimmery and shiny.  I am going to use it for robot ladies and space scenes but jewelry seemed like a good place to start.

Scanned Image


Angled photo to show the shiny

Here's a reinvented Cleopatra:

Scanned Image

Photo to demonstrate the glimmer

Shimmery collar

I will continue to explore with my new metallic paints! I LOVE them!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Robo Girls

Couple of electro gals. 

Love the idea of robots having war paint style designs

This one's got cheetah markings

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Celebrating Black History Month!

I gotta say, I love a pretty face framed my mountainous hair.  I just love the look of it, so in keeping with that idea I did some paintings:

I was thinking of these while painting them, btw, from the film The Shining. They have left a HUGE impression on me.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Secret Library Rendezvous!

I'm not quite sure what it is that's going on here but it's scandalous, most definitely.

Heaving bosoms and restrictive cravats, oh my.

Is it obvious that I'm currently reading Pride and Prejudice?