Starting the week with a mix of Disney and Star Wars paintings. All of these except for the Splash Mountain piece (which is sold) are for sale for $20 each
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Last month during the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge, I finished this painting which I had started earlier in the year. It’s the first painting in a series of Nightmare Before Christmas paintings I’m planning on doing. All of them will be in this same size and format, oil on canvas.
I can admit that I’m starting to feel it. This process, even though this is my second time doing the 30 in 30 challenge, is starting to get to me. It’s not sitting down and doing the art that is hard but the process of deciding what subject matter is a huge struggle. Another thing that I am dealing with is that I think I need to start slowing down and taking more time with my work but that isn’t really an option with this challenge. Plus, doing all this while just starting the website and blog and Facebook account is hard too. And now with being able to look at stats on these pieces and taking note on reactions and more importantly, lack of reactions are making me rethink the work I’m doing. I think I am going to have to change and refocus on things after this month is over.
Today threw me a bit of a curve ball. I had a few paintings that I had ready to go in for today and this was not one of them. The pencil work for this was finished yesterday and for some reason while I was at work I kept thinking about finishing it when I got home. And that’s what happened. But, because of the the quick turnaround I couldn’t use oil paint because I wouldn’t be able to scan it with the wet paint. So, I decided to use more ink washes which gives it a bit of a watercolor feel and then gouache to fill in the blacks with a nice solid pass.
I love the movie, Nightmare Before Christmas and have done and sold several pieces of art based on the film in the past. In fact I’m working on a series of big paintings from the movie that I hope to get back to after this month.