I meant to post this last week! I was going to say this month has been getting away from me, but I should probably just replace that with this whole year. (New year's productivity resolutions, anyone?)
So this was fun. (If not terrifying, for a little while... I had never worked on a painting collaboration before, so I think I had stage fright for a good two days before I could lay brush to canvas, which did not do wonders for my deadline...)
The super-crazy-talented Gimiks Born handed this canvas over to me with everything painted but the girl, and I had to finish it off with my character, for his recent Bitter Winds solo show. As you can see, my clock parts obsession continues...
Do check out the other pieces from the show here. There are a couple of other collaborations with Brisbane artists Shida and Nic Plowman, plus a charcoal triptych that you must check out because it's my absolute favourite piece from the show!
(And this is my favourite part of this painting. The panda is gnawing on the grandfather clock, but he is not supposed to! Bad Panda.)
This is the artwork that I had on display at the Finders Keepers markets over the weekend, at the On the Wall event, organised by Leeloo.
It's 11x14", acrylic on BFK Rives paper. I'd had this paper in storage for far too long, so I'm so happy that I finally used it for something! It's lovely to work with.
I've called the piece Learning to be Patient, because the finch looks like he's waiting for something, but his slightly ruffled feathers suggest that the 'patience' part is taking a little practise. These little guys are usually waking up at about the same time as I am, in the grevillias outside my bedroom window, and they don't seem to be very good at staying in one place for too long, unless they're soaking up the sun. The last time I drew one was March '09!
Ok, the next finished artwork I'll be posting is my collaboration with Gimiks Born. Soon!