These are some beginning sketches of a piece I am painting for a show in Oakland, CA at Rock Paper Scissors Gallery on Jan. 4th.
This is the one I will work from and I am going to try to get it as paintly as possible when painting. I am not sure yet if I will paint it in acrylic or oil.
While I was tracing the outline to be transfered onto the wooden box I am painting the final piece on, I need a light colored surface under my tracing paper to see the outline better. This scrap of test paint paper with written out random thoughts was laying on my drawing table, her outline was transfer onto it. I decided to take it a bit further and ink it in with a blue rolling ball pilot pen. I really liked the effect...sometimes magic happens when you are not even trying.
I also love that it is blue and so is the writing...strangely coincidental because I did this weeks before working on this TRUE BLUE piece.
When I first thought of this idea I remembered a painting I did in high school of this image of Madonna's True Blue album cover. This was a quick sketch from the recall but realized when I looked up the image it looked nothing like this.
I will post the final piece sometime in the next week, it is due on the 15th.