In fall 2019, I created a series of wooden egg people called Wee Forest Folk . These little gnomes are based on people I actually know in real life or names my family has made up around the house. We all have special names for each other, with a Dickensian twist. All of these natural, sustainable, & non-toxic toys have sold at the Owl & Rabbit Gallery in Burlington, NC. Elmer Oakenhurst has my Dad's handlebar mustache. I hand-painted little gems from the forest floor on his body. Niven Evensong was named for a man who worked for my Dad when I was just a child. In real life, Niven gave me a Western Barbie when I was just 3 years old. This Wee Forest Folk Niven is in charge of constellations and the magic of the outdoors during the night. Lovey McDuffins is a name that we call my youngest child, Nate, our baby who is just 2 years old. Just like Nate, Lovey spreads love and cheer to all who know him. He name is also a throwback to Lovey H
ok thought that look familar, painting of it, and i agree charleston has a lot of great things to chose from to draw from.ReplyDelete
Awesome! I love the texture of the sky!ReplyDelete
excellent balance of values - makes it read very wellReplyDelete
A very nice picture, great coloursReplyDelete
This is actually "my view" of 1st Pres on Meeting St. I deleted the other tower (there are 2 that front on Meeting St.) -- just to simplify the composition. I really like to lay things out in a 1,2,3 style (tree, tower, tree). Just FYI in case you were scratching your head and thinking, "Where did the other tower go?"
Thanks so much for your comment about the sky! I really thought about that.
I did this on watercolor canvas with a coral wash background as the first layer. Then I painted the sky with acrylic blue and white mixed loosely and with a heavy, impasto application. I really like this new watercolor canvas because it does a great job of allowing both thin and thick applications of paint.