Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Recently finished this piece for an upcoming Day of the Dead group show. Kat Moya is putting on another Por Vida show, out in Columbus, Ohio. This piece is around 17"x 28". Acrylics on canvas.
Other than the usual Day of the Dead explanations, all I can tell you about this piece is this: Corpse brides are cool. Corpse brides with bloody knives = METAL. Lillies are symbolic with death, and Diego Rivera was an interesting cat that put them in a lot of his paintings. I have a"sister" painting to this that I didn't get to. Sun Bride. Hopefully I can get to that one soon.
The rough sketch above is was what came out as the first idea.
This is a first attempt at tightening up the rough.
Above is what finally came out from the rough stage. Below is the painting about mid way through. I think it's funny that I lost a lot of the turquoise in the scan (first pic), but the pic below from the iPhone, picked up those colors better than the scanner. Might be time for a new scanner. Anyone have any recommendations?
Anyway, the flier below has the info for the show. For those not familiar with Ohio, the show is at Junctionview Studios in Grandview, Ohio. Anyone interested in the piece can contact Kat Moya here: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Mexico, the Dia de Los Muertos holiday takes place on Nov. 1st and 2nd. It's purpose is to celebrate the death of friends and family. Take some time next month, raise a glass, and remember those you've lost.