Hello! Last year I showed you a painting called ‘Self Portrait with Black Irises’ (see it here). Let’s call that the before picture. You see, every time I attempt to create a simple piece of art, I leave it for a while until I cave and let loose with the embellishment. On that note, here is the after:
See below for close-ups. (Note the giant eyelashes – I guess that’s what I’d look like if I were Lady Gaga.)
What can I say? I’m just a neon-and-rhinestones kind of girl. It’s not a crime.
This is another brand new piece. It is the product of a commission on the (rather nice and wide) theme of ‘plant’. I went for a lush, jungle-esque vibe, complete with lotus flowers, gold leaves and rhinestones. Of course.
Keep in mind that the leaves and raindrops are painted in metallic ink, and reflect beautifully in direct light.
When I ‘finished’ the latter, I was going on about how is was much simpler than my other pieces but it still worked. LIES. It turns out that I cannot handle minimalism and, unless I’ve plastered my images with aggressive colours and patterns (and rhinestones), I am not happy.