Three weeks ago, I had an idea to do a series of portraits where fairy cats (wearing Victorian clothing) wore enormous flowers on their heads, instead of hats.
I was partially inspired by the Ascot racing scene in “My Fair Lady”, although my flower hats didn’t turn out nearly as gaudy as the hats featured in the film. I was also motivated by the desire to “paint more flowers”… seeing as my own garden is blooming and consuming much of my spare time. ;)
So I sketched a few ideas in my booth at the Apple Blossom Festival, and decided to turn it into a 12-part series of birth-month flowers. All of them will be acrylic paintings on canvas panels, measuring 5″x7”.
My first portrait, “Miss Daffodil”, is already complete and I have sold her via eBay auction.
Prints are available in my shop now, and other merchandise will be coming soon.
My second portrait in the series, “Miss Oriental Poppy”, (shown below) is currently up for auction on eBay. Bidding will end on Sunday, May 21st, at 12:21AM, EST.
Yes, I was burning the midnight oil with this listing. Usually I try to have auctions end by 11pm. Prints and merchandise will be available soon.
I am currently working on the third portrait, “Miss Violet”. I hope to have her finished by the end of this week, and her listing on eBay should be live on Sunday evening.
Here are the planned portraits in this series (although I won’t paint these in order):
• Miss Snowdrop (January) …. My birthday is in January, and I prefer snowdrops over carnations. ;)
• Miss Violet (February) …. IN PROGRESS
• Miss Daffodil (March) …. FINISHED
• Miss Sweet Pea (April)
• Miss Lily of the Valley (May)
• Miss Rose (June)
• Miss Larkspur (July) …. for some reason, I am reading “Miss Rose” and “Miss Larkspur” in a Southern accent! LOL
• Miss Poppy (August) …. FINISHED
• Miss Morning Glory (September) …. I believe I will choose Morning Glories over Asters, but I haven’t decided.
• Miss Cosmos (October)
• Miss Chrysanthemum (November)
• Miss Holly (December)
After I finish Miss Violet, I will be switching gears to complete my “Creepy Doll” painting for the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective’s auction next Tuesday, May 24th. I do hope to get the rest of these flower portraits finished over the summer, in between other larger pieces that I have scheduled. They will make really cute birthday greeting cards! :)
Tara Fly3 days ago
A quick reminder that I won't be attending this Saturday's farmer's market, because my daughters and I are performing in a play! :) ~ There are only SEVEN 2018 Literary Cats Calendars remaining! ~ Thank you for all your support this year & Happy Holidays to everyone! <3
Tara Fly8 days ago
Today is my last appearance at the Carroll County Farmer’s Market for the year. :) You can still shop on my website: http://taraflyart.com Thank you for supporting independent artists like me! ❤️ http://ift.tt/2BmM3Y9
Tara Fly10 days ago
Finished painting the Siamese cat face Christmas ornament. ☺️ http://ift.tt/2AYDfqK
Will the goblins destroy the synagogue and ruin Hanukkah? Can Hershel defeat the goblins... or can they be saved? Find out when Hershel battles the Goblin King today at 2pm! #teamgoblin #hanukkahgoblins #macicehouse ift.tt/2ycHWb3 pic.twitter.com/PgQhqe9zo8
Today is my last appearance at the Carroll County Farmer’s Market for the year. :) You can still shop on my website: taraflyart.com Thank you for supporting independent artists like me! ❤️ ift.tt/2BmM3Y9 pic.twitter.com/tkRmatZpnn