and August Touches down...

August is always a little bittersweet for me. Only a few more weeks of summer to go and what to do about it? For me it's painting. I've had some exciting things happen ion my desk this Summer and I believe this fall will offer a few more interesting invites. So August "let's get this party started.

Here are a few of the projects I have been working on-

It's a dreary Monday in my neighborhood, I hope the Sun is shining in yours. Friday can never come to fast!

Have a great one you all, xoxo sheree

In the Studio this week...

Last week was a crazy week. I had time in the studio, but also had some outside meetings with things that just plain needed to get done. So much to do so little time...

I am just about complete with My Venetian Dream painting. At this stage of the game I live with the painting a bit to let her tell me what is missing. I see a few slight finishing touches but overall I am pleased with the outcome of this 15" high x 30" long acrylic on canvas.

Venetian Dream almost complete

Venetian Dream almost complete

I also had a lovely meeting with a woman from a local business which inspired this fashion illustration. I am hoping more girls in the beach theme pop in for a visit. This girly was fun to complete.

Star Fish Girl

Star Fish Girl

She will be available in my Etsy shop-hopefully later this week.

Medusa's Emporium 2 on Etsy

Medusa's Emporium 2 on Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MedusasEmporium2 this is the link to the site.

Well folks lots to do this foggy Tuesday so onward and upward...have a great week you all!

and on to June-

Not sure about you all, but May has flown by in my neighborhood.

I have started a couple of projects this months and I am sure that they will take me into June and possibly beyond.

I started an Angel series this month and hope to draw Seven Of the High Archangels. Research has been fascinating as I read, paint, and listen for inspiration.

Here are a few images of the start-

Finished Archangel Jophiel

Finished Archangel Jophiel

Drawing for Archangel Michael

Drawing for Archangel Michael

Watercolor table- inspiration and all

Watercolor table- inspiration and all

The second project I finally started was an acrylic paint on canvas piece. It measures approximately 16x36 inches in size. I have been working on the sketch for a few weeks and finally felt ready to start the painting phase.

let the painting begin...

let the painting begin...

#WIP

#WIP

The background and girl went down relatively quickly, I was pleasantly surprised. My original inspiration included an elaborated mask on the painted face of a girl. As I drew in the mask I had the feeling this painting was going to take another direction. I have decided to take some time and look at the painting from a few different angles. The black markings are charcoal. When I left the gallery last night I washed them all off and will take a fresh look at my girl today when I walk into the space. Fresh eye possible fresh idea.

And so it goes ...hurry up and wait- see you all in June folks!

On my drawing table this week-

May is shaping up to be a hurry up and wait month. Lot's of illustrating going on, but nothing seems complete.

This week was about the bridal season that usually happens in June. So far some nice things were turned out on the table, I hoping  a shining star will emerge in the next few days.

bridal inspiration

bridal inspiration

water to paint

water to paint

a few of the finished illustration

a few of the finished illustration

bridal sketching-super sized

bridal sketching-super sized

Also this week I am trying VERY hard to work larger. The last sketch is approximately 16x20 inches. usually I work my fashion figure in the 9x12 or 11x14 inch range. I'll let you know how that works out.

Later you all

sheree

April Showers...

My first blog post on my new website. I hope that this blog is more successful than the one I have written on my old blogger site.

I still haven't decided what to do with that site... and in the next few days I will need to do a post over there to direct them here...

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And so it begins yet another social media site I will need to check and maintain. Cheers Dears! And Happy April-one and all

xoxo

sheree

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