Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Queen Of The Night and Tiger Eye

I stayed up until 10pm Monday night (that's late for me) finishing two more paintings for The New Zealand Art Guild's Annual Member Exhibition "Make It Memorable" to be held at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland next month. I've been working on "Tiger Eye" since before I moved. Couldn't quite get enthused as the canvas shape made the painting quite difficult to execute, especially as there were three sides apart from the front to think about. However I kept plodding on and managed to get it finished.

"Queen Of The Night" is an experiment as it is the first time I have included crystal beads in my work. The cat is based on Gypsy who is a very noisy opinionated cat who always lets me know when she's around. She is so dark that unless you photograph her outside you only end up with two eyes looking out from a black blob. However she is also sleek and silky and looks like she'd dress up for a night on the tiles except I don't allow her outside after dark so she lives a very boring sedate existance instead.

Wednesday at art group I began work on two small paintings for my brother's birthday next week. Didn't get much done however as Glenys was back for the first time in three months and we spent most of the morning chatting.


Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

Jen I LOVE "Tiger Eye"

damask22 said...

Thanks Jen. I love painting tigers as they're so dramatic in colour.