Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Preparation

I spent a lot of the day preparing for an art conference I will attend at the end of the week.  Tomorrow, I will be meeting with a client for a commissioned piece.  Some preparation for this event has occured today, as well.  Went to the art store to have a beautiful print by the talented Mrs. Camille Rose Garcia framed.  Hopefully, tomorrow pictures of progress will be up for view.  The painting in this post is from May.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Good Saturday

I did more detail work on the Catrina today, and worked on the Tiger Lady's hair.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday is over

Today I changed the color of tiger lady's hair and understood the direction I want to go.
Here is an older painting

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday with mild frustrations

Today I worked more on the butterfly mask.  I thought flowers would work in the hair.  But it still isn't right.  Tomorrow will be better.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Better Monday

Today was better.  I painted most of the clouds in the background.  
I also did some work on an older painting.  It was tough to get into it because I design my compositions differently now.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Frustrations

Today I worked more on the clouds.  The purple clouds were not working.  I tried a different type of cloud formation and it really did not work.  A long story short and a couple of hours of painting whited out.  Start fresh tomorrow.

 I have another started painting to share in this blog.  It is with the same model. 
Good thoughts; tomorrow will be better.  I will be successful and have moody fluffy clouds to show you.

Till Monday....

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Today I completed the commissioned mini Munny.
I spent more time on the clouds in the Catrina painting, also.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday's Progress

Today, I worked on the commissioned Munny. It is almost complete.  Tomorrow I will take better pictures seal it and sign it for the customer.
I also did more work on the Catrina's face.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thursday's News

Today I found out I have been commissioned to do a custom Munny.  It is a mini and will be challenging.  This is what I have so far.
I did a little work on my painting.  But it might have to wait till I finish the Munny.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Today I focused mostly on the face and eyes.  The face will need one or two more layers.  The eyes will need 3-4 new layers.  Not sure about the colors around the eyes.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday here and gone

Today I worked a little on the Red pinup painting
I also completed the head dress for the butterfly and flower goddess.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Work

Today I did more work on my Red Pin-Up.  I spent a large chunk of my time understanding her chest plate.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Funday

Today I worked on a sketch for a new series of small paintings.
I also did more work on my new pinup.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


I started a new painting today.  I was thinking about doing a Wonder Woman pinup with it.  But, the more I look at the painting I don't think it will work.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday's Progress

Today I did more work on flowers.  I think I might have a shot of completing the flowers by the end of the weekend. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Today I did more work on flowers.  In the next few days I will finish up the flowers and start blocking in the background.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Today I focused on some flowers and a butterfly.  I started sketching and planning the background and filled in some hair.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday come and gone

Today I finished blocking in the butterflies.  Next is to tackle the flowers.  I already started on the Morning Glories. 

 In the next few days I will work on the flowers, hair (if any), and I will start experimenting with the background.  Clouds are at the forefront.  But I am contemplating if it will be clouds at dusk or dawn.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday's frustrations

Today I started a painting of Sparta.  I am a bit frustrated with it and have been tinkering for hours.  She looks angry, and I can't get rid of the anger.  I will work on it more tomorrow.
I also practiced sketching for Dr. Sketchy next week.  I am very rusty.  

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Today was all about color

Today I did more work on the butterflies in the Catrina painting.
I also did more work on the mermaid on the skate deck.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday's Events

Today I evened out the roses and skulls in the corset.  It was a lot of measuring.
Afterwards, I started the mermaid piece on the Skate Deck.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursdays ups and downs

Well, I wish I had more to show for today.  But I had a little issue with the right side of The Catrina's corset.  Basically, I had to black the right side out, and lose most of my work for today.  I did some work on the left side of the corset and sketched more butterflies.

I also sketched and inked my design for the skateboard.  I decided the butterfly and birds were not working.
Tomorrow will be better.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Work so far

Today I focused mostly on the black roses in the catrina's corset.  There was a lot of sketching and measuring.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday Already

I made more progress on my painting.  Tomorrow I will do more butterfly work and begin the black roses.
I also did some work on the skate deck.  Reconsidering my design.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday, already

Today I worked on a watercolor background for my Facebook and Twitter accounts in the morning.

In the afternoon, I sketched out the rest of the butterflies in the painting and did some blocking in on the chest and corset.  Tomorrow I will begin to sketch out the black roses covering the top if the corset.  I also started outlining my skate deck design.  I will have to make colors pop in order to give it some originality.  Maybe some Asian clouds or waves in the background.  I did not outline the rose above the butterfly.  Still deciding whether to keep it or not.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Evening

I was able to squeeze a little work in today.  I will try to do some sketching later this evening. 

Sketched out skate deck 
Started a little more work on the butterflies.  I really need to tighten up the flowers, and block in her corset, this week.