I’ve been busy! Here are a few more one-of-a-kind compacts made from up-cycled playing cards. Two of them feature Rosina Wachmeister Cat prints, two are from prints of woodcuts of Paris cafés – Café de la Paix and Les Deux Magots. Last one is from a Grateful Dead playing card.
I’ve recently added two new series of mirrored compacts on Etsy. One is a set of six unique designs cut from vintage postcards, the other a set of 4 designs featuring up-cycled Marilyn Monroe playing cards. These compacts make for wonderful stocking stuffers or wedding favours. Many more designs on the full Etsy site. Please “like” and “share”.
July 14 update -Jaime painting
After my shopping spree at DeSerres yesterday, I have a few new colours and fresh brushes! I starting re-working the reflection and made some progress on the robe and background elements today. The colours in the most recent image are more accurate than the photos of Monday’s work.
July 11 – Progress on the Painting of Jaime
Finally some studio time! With the launch of my Etsy shop and the job change it’s been difficult to find the head-space, let alone the actual time to work on this painting. Here’s the progress to date! I added in a robe as an extra element and worked up the texture on the figure along with some textile detailing in the pillow. There will be another update this week after it dries a bit. 🙂
I’ve just launched a line of mirrored compacts. They are inspired by my current theme of French Postcards which you have and will continue to see in my artwork. So far I have created 5 styles from vintage photos and one from one of my favourite ink drawings in the same theme. I can also create custom compacts from a jpeg file you provide (assuming you own the copyright). Here is the Etsy shop link:
Here are the styles available:
I am participating in a group show at Venus Envy Ottawa for the month of September along with several other artists. Here are a few pictures of the opening event as well as the artworks on sale. Enjoy!
“Marguerite En Forme” – pastel and conté on Mi-Teintes
“Thérese” – ink and pastel on Mi-Teintes
“Marguerite II” – ink on watercolour paper
“Odette” – ink on watercolour paper
Other artists participating include: (more updates coming)