Thursday, January 5, 2012

New art for the new year!

I didn't manage to get one of those "end of year" things going this year but I do have a "first of the new year" to share -- immersed as I am in surreal and psychedelic things lately I feel like doing some circus inspired art despite the fact that I have never been to a circus or particularly interested in them. But the images are stuck in my brain, so what can I do but obey! This is "Hydrangea" so-named because her three-headed snake is something like a hydra...and I like hydrangeas, the flowers. She seems very pretty, innocent and flower-like.

I don't think I've done a lot along these lines in the past (circus themes) -- here is the most prominent, "Night Circus in the Pine Barrens," still available on etsy:

I have several two-headed woman paintings that I will have to repaint in order to offer them as prints (the originals were done and sold before I had access to high-resolution scanning that would allow for print-making):

'Lili et Rosa" was something I painted about 10 years ago, maybe 9...I think I would definitely like to do a new version of this so I can offer her as a print.

And continuing that theme, another painting which I unfortunately didn't record the name for so I will have to come up with a new one!

Finally, one that I do have a print available for, since I think she has kind of circus or carnival atmosphere to her...

So that's where things are at right now. I'm watching a lot of colorful arty movies and reading some surrealist books so that should be fueling some more things in the months to come...and I am in no danger of seeing any snow right now so I guess I am well out of the winter art mindset already!


  1. I love all of these. I particularly adore the way the forest green fades in the second painting. I think you've tapped into a theme where you have a lot of versatility and a ton of talent!!!

  2. I too love the whole circus theme but am not keen on the circus in and of itself. These pieces are fabulous; I especially love the first one.

  3. Love these, especially the first one. I noticed you have a watermark...maybe I should do the same.

    Love and Light and Goodness to ALL !

  4. Thank you Patricia! I truly appreciate your compliments and thank you for looking!

    Tote Trove, thank you so much! I agree, I've never been into circuses but somehow the colorful imagery and motifs seem to work for me right now!

    Thank you ArtSings1946! I use the free Google program Picasa usually to edit images and it lets you put in a watermark. I just do a really simple, unobtrusive one usually!