Friday, September 10, 2010
Back from the darkness
It's been over two months since I was able to update this blog so thank you to anyone who still has me on their list! I have not had internet access regularly since early June, except when I was at work (and I quit my job on July 23 to Pursue Other Interests, so I haven't had it there in awhile) or at my mom's house. I have not had my scanner hooked up to anything, since I was in the process of moving for a very long time -- and while I've been doing new art and keeping up with Etsy sales, etc., I haven't been able to update online otherwise. Updates might be a little spotty for awhile still but since the fall season is under way I'd better get cracking with something!
I'm working on some gothic paintings -- gothic in the sense of "women wearing gowns holding candelabras," like the mystery/romance novel covers from the 60s and 70s, or gothic in the original literary sense of the 1790s (Ann Radcliffe & c.). But while I prefer to read the 1790s literature, the artwork of the 1960s novels has captured me -- possibly because of my love of the show "Dark Shadows" -- and I am going to have a lot of flowing white gowns, Victorian mansions and amulets for awhile. Here is the first in this particular series! I will post her on Etsy when I can get a proper scan, this is just a photograph for now. Happy fall! I should also note that while last fall I had tons of photos of the woods and mushrooms, that the incredible lack of rain this summer has made for no mushrooms, and not a lot of greenery -- and the intense heat and the fact that I was moving all of my belongings out of my apartment, meant that I did not take a lot of recreational walks. All of that will change soon though!