Friday, September 9, 2011

Busy, Busy!

It's been a productive week! 

1.  I am sick and tired of all the holy-crap mess that is my studio and my ceramic/pouring area!  Therefore, I have sold my doll molds to a lucky dollmaker in Georgia.  (I have molds for hundreds of dolls...and I only make originals now!).  She should be picking them up in October so between now and then I have to get all of them cleaned up, taped up and organized for her.  Then I can start to actually get organized!!  Of course, if you know me, you know there's also an ulterior motive.....I really want a potter's wheel so I can make funky bowls, paintbrush vessels, plates, etc. with my own art (and my own weird sense of humor....I have ideas, ideas!) handpainted on them.

2.  I have also been working like crazy.  My paintings are very detailed in person.  I know it's very hard to see all the tiny detail online but it's there.  That being said, I have completed 3 paintings this week.  I am still in the 5.5" x 5.5" square series.  They are below.  I need some opinions, please....do you like them to be darker, like "Little Red" and "Is This Yours"...or do you like them bright like my usual work?  I am torn.  I love the wax overcoat but it definately makes them darker.  I appreciate your opinions!

3.  I also did several pen and ink drawings on board, mounted on wood.  I will be painting them but I wanted you to see them this way first.  I think they would make cool stamps!

I love you all!!!!!  Thanks for reading!





14 comments:

Michele Lynch Art said...

Oh boy you have been busy, lady!! I like your paintings both ways :o) They both look great! I love the very last one you posted that's black and white and tall. Love they girl in that one! xo Michele

kathievezzani said...

I love these pen and ink drawings. The dog is pathetically cute! Also think your coloring page for ArtFest is fabu!

doreen said...

I'm torn... I love them all..that probably doesn't help you at all! I think the art (and your mood at the time) tells you what it needs - bright color or more subdued...either way it's brilliant! and...those black & whites would be AMAZING stamps!! Im happy you had a productive week - that feels soooo good! xo

Clare said...

The pictures work - they are stunning, interesting, works. The colours work well - sort of hazey, subtle - mysterious. I hope you get your wheel, and start making crazy pots - what fun.

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Oh gosh, I like them all. Hope you get your wheel. Nothing like inspiration stacking up in your mind.

Erin said...

I love these! I'm kinda liking the darker side to your work. I would love them bright, too, but I'm really liking the darker turn.
On a side note- when you get your wheel, can I come play?

Sunny Carvalho said...

Any time, Erin!! Maybe It'll actually be CLEAN by then! I miss our paint days!

Tammie said...

wonderful! I love your shading and colors! I bet they would be wonderful both ways.

the ink ones are fab too. where do you sell these?

Sunny Carvalho said...

Thank you all for the comments!! Tammie, I have things for sale at all times directly from me. If you ever see anything you really want, just email me for a price. I have an Etsy shop that I keep saying I need to fill back up but I just seem to stay so busy, it doesn't get done! When I do fill it up (soon, I promise!!) I will let everyone know here on the blog. xoxo

Tammie said...

gosh girl, if you stay so busy selling things without putting them in your etsy shop, well why bother!

I was curious about the price of your pen and ink sketches, but now I see you will be coloring them, so they are not done. I think they are wonderful the way they are. a bit Edward Scissorshand-ish.

Yes, email me with responses, I don't get emails from your comments.

Kristin said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Your stuff is amazing and I am in looooove with your journals you did. They look fantastic!! And I read your little bio and judging by your picture I did not expect you to have grandchildren!! You look amazing :)

michelle allen said...

wow Sunny!!! you have been busy making fabulous things! your paintings are awesome. i love the direction you're going in. very cool.

Mindy Lacefield said...

i am so LOVING this new NOIR direction!! you have got it going on! DANG, such awesome eye candy for me. so so wonderful talking to you yesterday too. always good medicine for me! love you and miss you dearly
xoxo
m.

Kim said...

LOVE the, "holy crap mess" comment!! I feel your pain. Great pics, love to browse through them :o)