“Miss Peony” Fairy Cat is an acrylic portrait that I painted onto a 5″x7″ canvas panel.
She is the 6th in my new Flower Fairy Cat series, in which cats in Victorian clothing wear giant flowers instead of hats. I am also choosing to represent birth-month flowers, although peonies are only the alternate birth month flower for November. Traditionally, chrysanthemums are used. I may still paint chrysanthemums at some point.
“Miss Peony” is currently available for bidding on eBay; the auction ends on Tuesday night, at 7:47PM EST.
The next portrait in the series will be “Miss Cosmos”… I should have her finished in the next couple of days.
I have been experimenting with a Time Lapse app, on my phone, that takes 1 image per second… and then plays back a slideshow video using 24 images per second. My entire painting sessions ~ from the initial sketches to my final brush-strokes ~ are captured on videos that run approximately 10-15 minutes. It’s pretty neat! :)
These full-length videos are available only to Patreon subscribers at the moment. However, I share shortened clips of them on my Facebook page. Here is a 1-minute clip of me painting Miss Peony’s pearl necklace:
In Other News:
Beginning next week, I will be sharing previews of my upcoming 2017 Literary Cats Calendar, which will launch on Kickstarter in early August. I am running this project earlier than in previous years, which will hopefully enable me to have calendars available throughout the holiday season.
If you wish to purchase calendars, I would still urge you to pledge early! My leftover calendars will be “first-come, first-served”, with costumers who attend my shows in person taking priority. As a Kickstarter backer, in addition to the guarantee that you’ll receive the number of calendars you want, you will also get special bonus rewards that make great gifts themselves! :)
One final note:
Enjoy this gorgeous weather!
Tara Fly4 days ago
Still several hours' worth of painting ahead, but "Beauty & the Beast" is beginning to come to life. http://ift.tt/2q8tPQx
Tara Fly4 days ago
The "Fairies" & "Fairytales" art auction is now happening over at the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective's page. :)
I am still finishing my "Beauty & the Beast" 11x14 painting, which will be included in the auction this evening.
Please do check out the gorgeous fantasy paintings created by my talented friends - and place a few bids! <3
Tara Fly5 days ago
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." #raiseyourpaw #iswear http://ift.tt/2ozBxm9