Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Princess of Tides

Hellooo, hellooo!  It's just me from my fantasy world of fairies, goddesses, angels, and mermaids!  My creative juices are really flowing today and I can't wait to get back into the studio.  

I have finished the sketch of my mermaid for Tam's M3 class.  She is on wood and will be finished off with a coat of beeswax (hopefully).  The size is 12" x 24".  I can't wait to start laying in the color and experience her playful vibe as she develops!

  
I have already named her, she is "the Princess of Tides"...  We were supposed to be using inspiration from Chagall but since he doesn't really inspire me, I'm off doing my own thing...  I am very excited about this mermaid.  It's my chance to try a little of my own technique and to use some fun products like the mica flakes from Golden.  I might add a bit of gold or silver leaf too.  I'm just going to go with the flow and see where it leads.

I finished my Mucha angel spread for Sharon L.  She is doing very well after her surgery and is looking forward to a healthy and speedy recovery!


I just added a bit of detail to her halo and finished off the background.  This photo doesn't show the writing, it was only penciled in at this point, but you can get the idea...


We had quite a bit of snow for us this last week.  This year is weird with the weather again.  I guess all of the U.S. has been experiencing unusual conditions.  Here is a photo of one of my garden ornaments... It was already melting off by the time I took this.  Beware the Ides of March - in like a lion...


So my Dears, stay warm and comfy and let the mermaids and fairies inspire you to create!  I can feel the fairies dancing about today, it's just so sparkly in here!!!

Forever in art,

Jessica

13 comments:

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Oh hee hee I just got a comment email from you while I was reading yours !! We were reading each others blog at the same time ! Your mermaid sketch on wood is BEAUTIFUL !!!!!! I especially love the tail fin !!! Her face is so very mystic.. can't wait to see how you finish with colors ! Good to hear your friend is doing well ! Happy Creating !! xoxoxo

linda said...

Your 'Princess of Tides' is looking beautiful. I am not a follower of Chagall either, so I think you are right to follow your muse. I have found that if I try to paint or draw in a way that I am not happy with, it does not turn out well.

Maggie said...

Wowzers, Princess of Tides is HOT lol. Love your style. Absolutely beautiful.

Kristin said...

This is so absolutely amazing! Your work is really beautiful and you are such a talent! I showed this sketch to my husband and he was so impressed! I feel like I'm missing out on so much but I just haven't had the time I had hoped to have when I signed up. I can't wait to see what she looks like in color!

Thank you to for going to the House of Art. I hope you like it there. The videos should be under the heading "Studio" and the articles (when they go up) are under "Library." I hope they are working for you! xoxo

Andree Santini said...

Hi, I'm new here. Love your art. What's Tam's M3 class?

Briarwood Miniatures said...

Jess, your Princess is going to be gorgeous! Love the sketch already. Can't wait to see her painted! (And I think I already told you how much I like your Mucha angel. You do such lovely work.)

Jessie said...

You've made her so beautiful already and you haven't even put the colour on yet! I can't wait to see your progress with this. I do like Chagall but I think it's his colour that I love rather than the way he paints.xx

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hey Jess,
Your 'Princess of tides' looks great. I can't wait to see her finished. Your 'Mucha Angel' is still looking great.

Kyles =D

Sharon::SkiesArt said...

Great Mermaid!!!!
can't wait to see her finished.
Sexy photo there.... Miss Jessica!

MeUpcycled said...

Hi Jess,

(Sorry for the delay in commenting...I've been out of the loop for about a week.) I seriously CAN'T wait to see the mermaid! Mica flakes? Beeswax? Bring it on! What are you planning to do with the background? Also, have you ever worked with Golden glass bead gel? Fun stuff!

I'll be working on wood this week, too. : )

WrightStuff said...

Your angel is wonderful! I just saw her on Willowing in the pics for the slideshow and had to pop over to your blog to see more!

Kristin said...

Morning! Thank you for your sweet message - glad you liked the doot-doot-doots, lol!
I was (finally) watching the mermaid video yesterday and your piece, again, is just stunning. I can't wait to see the results! I was bummed to not have participated at all, but I love the videos and really want to still do a whimsical mermaid because I love my wood! How funny am I? I want to do it because I have a piece of broken door . . .
Now, have you considered joining any weekly challenges? Your work is so awesome and I want more people to see your talents - a weekly challenge site would do that for you - if you want any suggestions, I'm your girl xoxo

Liette alias Pixelle said...

happy to read that your friend Sharon is healing...she will appreciate so much that paint from you!!! it will be like a sunshine in her life...
that princess of tide is too nice...too perfect..you make me so happy when i see your drawing...I want to see more and more each time I come on your blog...you inspire me so much !!!
Hope you feel better those days...see you soon xxxxx