5.27.2011

Paint Party Friday: The Skully Diary

Hello Cupcakes! I've been buzzing around the studio working on a new series about persona and disguise. I'm excited to give you a sneaky peek!

All of my pieces start with a grid drawing and a complementary under painting--I think under painting is really crucial for creating cool, believable skin and makes your pallet pop. Like most of my pieces, this painting is life size.

Here she is with another layer of under painting--all blue and
alien-corpse-like. To be honest, she was going to stay blue, I liked the contrast between the cool skin and the marigold background.




Hooray for skin! After looking at it with my nose all crinkled up, I decided that this was going to be a warm painting after all. I've got a LONG way to go before she's finished--she needs some proportion adjustments as well as all of her accouterments, bells, whistles and....Glitter!!



Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of The Paint Party Skully Diary!

31 comments:

Theresa said...

I love seeing your transformation of her and can't wait to see more! I am swooning to work on a large size canvas after seeing this lovely work of art! Happy PPF!
Theresa

WrightStuff said...

Wow! So great to see the evolution and be reminded about underpainting! (I forgot about that one!!). Can't wait to see finished. It looks incredible so far.

Christine said...

lovely job so far.

Tammie said...

wow, wonderful and I love seeing all the stages, thank for sharing that.

SHERI C said...

and...GLITTER!!! Hahahaaa. This is a very interesting piece. Please share the finished work when you ge there. HAPPY PPF!!!

La Abela said...

It is original and well achieved.

Netty said...

Happy PPF. These are wonderful paintings, loving your backgrounds and the great images. Annette

EVA said...

An amazing painting so far! Very cool!

brendathour said...

Wow, I love seeing your process of painting! The sky's the limits and she is looking great!

Julie said...

So fantatsic!! You are so talented!

Barbara/myth maker said...

I love the composition and the subject matter. You skin tones glow. Well done, girl, well done!

Roban Studio said...

Very cool. Is there a way to make the photo larger so we can see it better? I feel I'm missing most of it with such a small image. From what I can see it's awesome! Happy PPF. :-)

Sunshineshelle said...

Love 'sneaky' peeks, actually, this is looking fantastic, I'll be back to see the progress! Have a great weekend :)

Kristin Dudish said...

Love, love, love that you shared the underpainting... the results are amazing! I am anxious to see the finished painting :)

xo
Kristin

wednesday said...

It is so cool to see this evolve step by step. It is really wonderful, can't wait to see it once all the fanfare is added.

Terrie said...

thanks for sharing the step by step - it's so interesting to see the evolution. she looks like one strong lady!

Anne said...

So interesting to see the progression of your painting! Looks lovely in each step!

Dawn said...

Really like this and how it all developed great piece to

Love Dawn xx

priti.lisa said...

I am in awe of you! Such talent! wow♥

Denni said...

Great painting! I do love those warm colors in contrast with the blues. I like seeing your process. Nice underpainting as well.

Pam Tucker said...

I LOVE her! Thanks for showing the underpainting and sharing your process. I can't wait to see the finished piece. :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´m an "instant gratification" painter. The downside of that is very flat images but I can live with that. :D
That being said I love when real artists go layer on layer on layer and to see the whole process.

shedreamsofthesea said...

Wow! Stunning!!

Heather said...

This is a Fantastic piece!!! Happy PPF on Sunday!!!

art2cee2 said...

Very cool! :-)

Mary Hysong said...

great piece; I like her in all her color stages ;-)thanks for stopping by my place, happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

Well, this is the kind of art that I shy away from...too complicated for me as I am just starting out in painting but I truly admire artists like you who can. Look forward to seeing it completed.So far it's gorgeous and like the fact you changed your mind on the skin tone.....warm!!

Annabelle

Carola Bartz said...

Quite a transformation! Where will it go from here?

Cameron said...

Fun in progress pictures....loved seeing the transformations!

Her expression is so sly....cheeky....knowing....

Can't wait to see her finished :)

Rosie Kaplan said...

She's great - really looking to seeing it next week.

Crystalrainbow said...

thanks for popping over to mine and for your support :) ive been here before but for some strange reason i wasnt following but i sure am now loving the artwork :) x x x

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