'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Talking With My Hands

Without photos of my work to illustrate my point, I am helpless. Why post words from an artist (still not sure of the type) without something to look at? I always read story books with the goal of getting to the next illustration as a child. Now magazines are my guilty pleasure.
I have deadlines looming, being the beginning of the 'season' here in Vermont. Lots of art popping up along with gardens and baby animals. More time spent in the shop and at the easel than at the computer or outside. Here is the status of the mermaid rain barrel. (You can read the last post for her back story.)

3/4 view of the pickle, er, rain barrel in process.    
She needs to put her face on. Then some makeup. My mother used to say 'A little powder and paint makes a girl what she ain't.'

And the smell of pickled peppers (banana peppers I'd guess) when you unscrew her lid is devine. Makes you want to order a pizza.

I always start from black, so it's hard to see here, but by the end of the day, I should have her looking more photogenic and ready for her closeup. A nice flowing of mermaid hair would help as well. Will have to scout for just the right screen in the barn upstairs. Buttons for jewelry, etc, will be the final touches.

And that's a good thing: I'll have another post coming right up!


Cynthia Myers said...

I will be looking forward to seeing your finished mermaid.
I totally understand about not having time for the computer. It's more of a winter thing I think :)
or maybe it's just that I'd rather be working on my home or my Art than using my time up on the computer. But just as I type these words, I think how happy I was when I saw there was a post from you! Sigh. I just wish there were more hours in the day and that I had more energy.
xoxo - Cindi

Sand said...

Good to see you "back". I like the quote from your mother about the paint. I am looking forward to the girl rising from the barrel