[Matt is coming together! Click to enlarge]
It's labor day weekend and I am bound and determined to get a big chunk done on this painting. I finished the hand the other day which took way longer than I expected, but hey, progress is progress. Thought I'd post this before I get started on Matt's mug. Faces always scare me. Well, you know what I mean - painting faces. It's mostly when I'm trying to depict someone well known or someone who I know well, because it's really apparent when I mess up since the face is so recognizable to me.
My sister always posts what's inspiring her on her blog, so being twins I believe I will steal her idea and take it for my own. We share everything else. So these are the things interesting me/inspiring me/getting the cogs turning:
[My snazzy new bag.]
1. Villains Vintage in Orange:
This place has the best vintage finds! And it's cool because on the tag of each item is written the era that the item is from. I like being well informed about the credibility of my vintage items. My sister and I just stumbled upon this local gem while on our way to another vintage shop in Orange on the circle. So glad we did, because I found this great bag. It's a leather bowling ball bag with Myan details and imagery worked into it. I know, Myans on a bowling team... sounds hilarious. But here's the bag to prove it.
The owner of the store was so nice too. He gets new items in daily, and he's got a great facebook campaign going too, post a photo of you in your new old duds from Villains Vintage on their fanpage and get 15% off your next purchase. Genius.
2. Chet Baker.
Studly, talented, brooding and tortured... what's not to love? He was constantly battling his own personal demons.
Listening to: Chet Baker's "Let's Get Lost"