Wednesday 29 January 2014

Monday 27 January 2014

New Mirrors

New painted mirrors.  Due to the power of Instagram (and one particularly lovely customer), five of them have already sold.  But the Fez, Head Scarf and Lion are in my Etsy shop, along with a few others that I had previously made.

Saturday 25 January 2014

Clocks and mirrors in progress this week

I have been working on some new tattoo clocks, which will be available to buy from Boom Gallery in Geelong when they're done.  I don't have any tattoos myself, which is partly why I get a great deal of pleasure out of painting these.
I would consider the funny lady creature you can see above, though.  She was inspired by a nineteenth century tattoo diagram that I found on Pinterest.
During Melbourne's "hot week" I painted some mirrors at home.  (It is reported that the studio hit 100 degrees F, but the way it seemed, I would almost have believed 100 degrees C.)  These fellows are now in the (pleasantly 20 degrees C) studio, drying off.  They will be in my Etsy shop by this time next week.

Enjoy your Saturday.

Sunday 19 January 2014

New Burger Ballerina

This little Burger Ballerina has been living in the studio but is now in the shop!  Seems I forgot about her.... until now.
Happy Sunday.

Friday 10 January 2014

A commission: from Mr Grub for his Mrs.

Happy Newish Year!  I have started 2014 off rather nicely, with a commission that was really fun and relatively stress-free.  My lovely friend Damon commissioned a special birthday gift for his beloved Karen, who is a food lover.  We decided that I would make wooden versions of some of Karen's favourite foods, creating fake brands based on justa few of the 100+ funny/ sweet names that Damon calls his dear lady.  

I had a lot of fun doing these.  I kind of wish that the butter was real, because I have grown quite fond of it.  Maybe there's a job for me at Aldi yet....

The lamb and bear characters were drawn separately and then placed over the packaging sketches in Photoshop.  The final versions are hand painted using acrylic.  Mrs Grub is actually a creation of Damon's -- you may have seen some Mr and Mrs Grub stencils in your travels.  (I won't say any more lest I incriminate!)

I am meant to be doing my tax today so I have had extra enjoyment out of doing this blog post instead.