Friday, May 25, 2012

Sketches for my newest paintings

I spent some time tonight just drawing outlines for possible upcoming paintings, and thought I would share! I'm not sure when I'll get around to actually putting them on canvas, but hopefully there will be more photos to come of the progress. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Making art to pay the rent?

The month of May for me has largely consisted of being on a job hunt for summer employment and catching up on television shows. With this extra time and need for money to live on, I decided this would be a great time to do what I always wanted to do- make a large number of small paintings made on dollar store canvases and sell them for profit $$$! (Likely on Mont Royal during Tam Tams or something like that). 

So today I went to the dollar store and spent about 25$ on various supplies including 9 canvases. And this past evening I started my first one. As I got into it, however, I began to realize that I liked the painting too much, I don't really know if I can part with it. Oh well. Hopefully there will be a couple of paintings out of the 8 remaining canvases that I can allow myself to sell!

Below are some photos of the painting in progress, as well as my stash of items I bought from the dollar store (including glitter pens and rhinestones, though I'm not entirely sure how I'll get around to using them as of yet).

And here was my inspiration -