Someone recently messaged me asking why I haven't done an update on my girl-with-flowerpots painting, which of course reminded me that I have a blog. I've been painting pretty hard in preparation for my Women Painting Women show with Principle Gallery this fall, and when I'm not painting, I'm whaling away on the garden. Our backyard and garden were neglected for a number of years before we moved in, so the outdoors resemble a weedy, thorny jungle. We're slowly reclaiming it and my fascination with gardening is coming out in my paintings, hence the flowerpots in Allie's hands.
Flowerpots have been textured, but those ellipses couldn't be more cross-eyed if they were kicked in the head by a mule. Normally I'm an ellipse ninja, subcontracting my skills to any artist I happen to be sharing a studio with, but Icarus flew too close the sun. Either that or I had one too many Blue Bucks that night. I have to go back and fix them. I also came to the conclusion that that background would not stand up in a court of law and would have to be elaborated on.
A more intense green. Still the Nicosia.
And with that, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.
This baby still needs some fiddling: flowerpots, left had, ear, and a bit more work on the door.
So why has my working title been "Something Nasty?" If you can guess the literary reference in the title, you can have my colour study. The reason you care is because the reverse of this flimsy piece of mat board is still perfectly usable for a colour study of your own. No googling, people. I can always tell when people are lying, have googled, or have tried to recycle pizza boxes with cheese stuck to them. That's just gross. They should go in the compost.