Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Murmuration of Starlings

Hey guys!
It's been a little while since I've posted something new, so why don't I just go ahead and do that. Here's a commission I just finished for my friend Jayne. My only real guidelines for the painting were for it to have a girl and for it to be kind of weird. SO:

"Murmur"
Acrylic, gouache, and ink on paper mounted on cradled wood panel
11.75" x 11.75"

Here's the sketch:

Without over-explaining the narrative I had in my head for the piece, I'll just say it's about telling secrets (that part has nothing to do with Jayne...I just wanted to tell some kind of story). Anyway, it was fun to work on. I took a little more time on this than usual just because I didn't have too many urgent deadlines at the time. Who knew that when you take your time on something rather than leaving it till the last minute you can be happy with your work???