Monday, May 31, 2010

New artwork and feeling inspired!

Hey I've been busy this week, workin, workin, workin! I put some new work on ebay.
I'm so glad to feel inspired again. I was having the hardest time feeling motivated to paint anything. Nothing felt right, and I think I was feeling a little depressed. But,  I have snapped out of it and I feel really good. So many ideas floating through my head right now. I finished sketching out a new painting yesterday and I am anxious to start it. I found a really great theme based on Da Vinci's Leda and the swan from Greek mythology. I think I can have some fun with this one. Also I've been looking at a lot of Alphonse Mucha's work. He had a great style. One of his paintings is the inspiration for my painting " Candlelight Vigil".

I spent a couple a days this week making my own wood canvases. I found some on dick blick and really liked them but didn't want to pay 30.00 plus shipping. So I made my own out of 1 x 3's and MDF. I absolutely  love how they turned out! Best of all they cost me a whole lot less to make and now I can say the painting is handmade start to finish! And no framing needed!
These are the unfinished wood canvases. I have one primed with gesso.

You can see what one of the wood canvases looks like finished. I wanted to provide a side view. You can see, there is no need to frame these. I am really so happy with how they turned out. The canvas  sizes are 16 x 24 inches and 24 x 24 inches. The new one "Leda and the swan is going to be on a 24 x 24 inch.

Here are some of the other new ones I have on this week.



  1. Cary, you are such a talented, talented artist!!
    I love Mucha's work also, and I can see it in your style--keep em coming!!

  2. Thank you so much Diane for your words of encouragement and support!