Above: An 18 x 30 inch acrylic painting I made on Stonehenge white. I began with a series of sketches and thumbnails. I blew elements up and composed them into place. I then drew my sketch with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and painted with Daniel Smith Acrylics, using large filberts—about 1- and 2-inches wide. Click on the image to view an enlargement.
At the end of September I was in Wet Paint picking up some supplies and I was asked if I had signed up for their Exquisite Corpse project.
An Exquisite Corpse is when the figure is divided into 4 parts and participants draw the different parts and then things are shuffled together to create composite figures.
I said no I wasn't signed up. After a bit of discussion I signed up to do "Feet." That made everyone happy because there weren't enough folks signed up to do feet and by doing feet I got away from doing upper legs (the section which includes HANDS).
We were given the sheet of paper and asked to fill the whole sheet with color and background. We could depict humans, animals, mythological creatures…whatever we wanted.
Above, you can see that I went with the Blue-Footed Boobie. An underwater view meant I could fill the background quickly and simply. And that gave me time to include myself of course! I've always wanted to go swimming with sea birds but avoid the sharks! Cross that off my bucket list.
You can see the way the project organizer Kristina Kjellman put together the various pieces that came in on Wet Paint's Facebook page. Or you can see the artworks in person at Wet Paint on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. when they will have an opening for the project. Or view them in person today as they hang in the windows!