Monday, July 11, 2011

skull girls

Happy Monday!

Just a heads up, my Etsy store will be closed for a little while. I've got a lot of work to do preparing for two upcoming shows:
September 1st - group @ Spoke Art
January - solo @ Shooting Gallery
(And for you East Coasters, I'll also be having a solo show in New York at at Wooster Street Social Club in March, where they're filming NY Ink.)

So, as always, you can buy my prints through Society6Eyes on Walls. Both sell larger versions of what I was selling in my Etsy, as well as t-shirts, canvases, skins, etc etc etc. So really it's better this way! :p
I am also thinking of opening up a Big Cartel shop just for originals. 

Okay.
Here is another in progress picture..


I had originally wanted to leave the wood background exposed on this, but I just wasn't feeling it. Seemed empty. Sometimes I get stuck and start really hating a piece until I do something drastic. In this case, 'drastic' meant giving her a haircut, painting the background flat black & giving her a skull on her shoulder. Sorry girl.

she also looks kinda cool in black and white
Giving her horns next.



during her makeover.
Also the other skull girl is almost done. Astrological symbols are the next step. whee!
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My favorite time of day. when the sunbeams come through the windows in my studio.


That's it for now.
<3


13 comments:

Jared said...

incredible, beautiful work yet again :)

dianne tanner said...

I def agree with her makeover. I was loving her before but now I L-O-V-E her. You are becoming a hand PRO as well.

xDi
ICEFLOE

charmaine olivia said...

Thanks! :)

The girl from the bottom of the bottle. said...

I love the painting now! The black background makes her stand out more too I think and the skull shoulder is way too cool!

The black&white photo of it is great just because I love B&W and the simplicity that comes with that, but you've achieved such great skin tone and such in the original that it's a shame to not get that in the black and white.

Either way, your paintings are AMAZING and good luck with those upcoming shows!

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aimeejaq said...

I am moving to arizona and will be moving into my place by Sept 1...and a big part of why im moving there is to be closer to the west coast/more art shows/san fran...and I will absolutely be keeping your show on sept. 1 in mind for then!! GOAL!!

Amylee, artiste peintre said...

You are also beautifull than your paintings !!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Fantastic work! and i much say you have magical art!

Deborah Kraft said...

Gooday lovely, just checking on you. As usual your talents are breathtaking.I really like your version of this skull. So, in depth. Short hair is a different concept for you but it looks awesome. Jes and I are opening our own Shop, (hair and tats will be offered). It is our new baby just born and your artwork would be a great addition there. I plan on hanging "The Garden" there. Love the FanTat page. I have shared is the link with Jes. That is my beautiful talented daughter. Check her out on FB when you get time. Jessica Mills and Charlie Apocolypse are her names. She also is in biz with Beyond the Ink. Later Miss Thang.

mathyld ▲under the pyramids▲ said...

I think that, most of the time, I like your drawings even more than your paintings ...
But these are outstanding ! LOVE the black background (indeed) and, as I already said, the fact that she has a line on her lower lip, cuz I used to do that myself, before getting it pierced ! They are mesmerising ♥
x x x
-m-

Anonymous said...

I can only hope that this new painting will be turned into a print. Beautiful.

Miss Cameron said...

This, along with everything else you seem to touch, is incredible. Love you and your work. Keep doing what you do!

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Just a lazy morning said...

i love your works!!!!
soooooooooooooo beautiful!
xoxo

Alicia said...

WOW, you are amazing! That's really really good, I'm out of words... Wish I could paint like that.

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