This was a fun project.
These two pieces were created specifically for the purpose of being literally kicked in half. For charity.
This one took a week of me doing it, redoing it, etc.
All in all… I started to hate it. So, at the last minute, I decided to do another:
The second probably took a total of 2 hours. Which goes to show, I work best under pressure.
Turns out, one artist dropped out of the event, so both pieces are going in to meet their doom.
Fun fact: The coordinator informed me they’ll be strapping a Go Pro onto the kicking leg in addition to the before/after pics.
That means we’ll have some fun videos, soon!
Experimentation with frisket (masking fluid).
This has been in the WIP folder for a while.
Tired of looking at it.
Q. What’s this “commission sale”?
A. I’m sellin’ shit at half price!
A. Mind your business.
Q. How do you benefit?
A. You pay less for it!
If you’ve longed to have a Beth original piece to adorn your walls, storage unit, or trunk of your car, NOW IS THE TIME!
Email me and we’ll get this shit started!
This is not how I envisioned this to turn out.
The more I look at it, the more I hate it.
Was playing around with watercolor. Not a fan, not a fan.
Anyway, Death Star, amirite!?
And for some shameless self promotion: This painting is available in all sorts of different print sizes and shit, yo.
Your walls, couches, electronics, and body will never be happier.
Now, this one was based off a 5th grade drawing I had done.
Who lived there?
Sabor-tooth black leopards, that’s who!
A character my best friend and the time and I had concocted in our tiny little brains.
Firefoxes were also
our my idea.
Totally gonna sue, Mozilla. Totally gonna sue.
“Fish in Love” or “Fish in Lungs”?
I’ve used both titles.
Basic idea was to have two fish with a heart between them to indicate love.
Then it evolved into the cartoony heart transforming in to a human heart, which lead me to placing the fish within the body in the lungs.
Fish need water, so this person is obviously expiring.
One of my favorites.
I’ve been calling it “Inky Clouds” and it generates a lot of questions as to whether those flowers are Life Savers or not.
They were not intended as such, but if that’s what you see, go with it!
This was another piece created while the professor ignored me.
Maybe her ignoring me turned out to be a good thing after all.
This is a highly textured piece I did a while ago.
They’re supposed to be jellyfish.
Still not sure if it’s “finished”, though.
Little secret, the texture wasn’t achieved via paint.
Music in the Trees.
Or Analog Trees?
Now, the following picture is the “before” picture.
Or maybe the “inspiration” or “jumping off point” for Music in the Trees.
A SUPER old drawing from my high school art class. A little history for ya. :)
DON’T JUDGE ME!
Eesh. Those headphones are super high-tech, no?
Hated this one.
This one was always in the back of the closet.
This was more or less something I did to keep me busy in a painting class I took because my professor ignored me.
My professor ignored me and I pretty much did what I wanted because she said I was “too advanced”.
I stopped going to class.
Since Husband has been playing ASSBRO nonstop, I’ve had some spare time to work on some of the things I’ve tactfully neglected to do. Aside from working on unpacking (from our September move!?), I’ve managed to squeeze in a little painting-photographing-and-uploading.
It’s a girl.
After I finished this one, it dawned on me that it reminds me a lot of The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai.
That was not the intent, but I have always liked that painting, so I’ll just go with it.
It was actually meant to be the backdrop for a giant octopus sketch I did in my Moleskin.
I liked it so much, however, I didn’t want to risk messing it up with a monster…
Here is the reference drawing from the Moleskin.
To be honest, this was a painting that was supposed to be something else,
but I got to the point where I figured adding features might ruin the image.
This painting, I’ve just called Orbs. Haven’t come up with a real title for it, but it has been compared to the Death Star.
UPDATE: As a special treat, I went back and scanned the original sketches these paintings were based off of.
Personally, I like the original sketch, better.
My first painted “portrait” ever. This one was a “big fail” in my mind.
I guess I should have studied proportions a little more thoroughly.
I’m fine with the cleave, however.
It’s a nice cleave.
This one holds a special place in my heart.
One of the first acrylic paintings I’ve ever done.
I have many incarnations of this piece… a sketch I did in a spiral notebook (original),
then I made a piece out of it in a ceramics class in college.
I meant to post a scan + photo of the other incarnations… but I either misplaced them or was just too lazy to look somewhere other than my loft wall right next to my desk (where I have a lot of shit posted. (It’s like my Facebook wall, but REAL!!!!11!1one))