Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless

Two out-takes from a studio photo shoot done for a couple upcoming projects. I always loved wearing a smock during elementary school art class... I guess some things never change :)

Photo shoot outtake #1
Photo shoot outtake #2

Gracie always steals the show! You can't see her in the first photo, but she's hidden behind the painting, headbutting my right foot. I've never had such a weird, funny, attention-hungry cat.. as I type this she is meowing in the other room, probably about something along the lines of HAY GUYS HAYYYY FOUND A CATNIP MOUSIE TRIED TO GET AWAY BUT I CAUGHT IT OOO A HAIR ELASTIC OOO PIECE OF CANDY OOO I HAS A TAIL? YAYYYY

Anyway, the painting in this picture, "Live Travel Adventure Bless," is 48" x 20" mixed media on canvas-- you can find it here in my shop today. To give you a better idea of the size of this work, I am about 5' 2" (on a good day). It is nearly as tall as my shoulders. This painting has been in a state of near-completion forever now. It actually went out to get scanned twice, though when it came back the first time I had to be honest with myself that I wasn't completely happy with it, so I packed it away for a couple months and then pulled it out once I had a clearer idea of what I wanted from it. My neighborhood was actually the driving force behind the last few touches-- I've been very inspired by all the graffiti surrounding us and put the finishing touches on with drippy, industrial wall art in the back of my mind.

Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless
Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless
Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless

(Also, how cool is the crate on the left? Our coffee table is made from a barn door I bought from a barn constructor up in New Hampshire, and while I was there he gave me this World War 2 ammunition crate for free. It makes a nice photo prop... I love the dingy, industrial feel alongside all my colorful artwork and supplies.)