Thursday, 23 April 2009

Wild Fields - upcoming show


Honey Hive (for upcoming show)

It's been a while between posts. I've been so busy working on this show. I'm just about done (1 more week of working to go), I've been working 7 days a week since the end of Dec and am amazed at how little I've produced from so much effort. I will have 3-4 large drawings and 3 medium paintings, I guess art just take a long time with a fair amount of the work being preliminary - sketching, ideas, photographing models (thanks Suzie!), walking around the streets with a camera finding the perfect tree to match my sketch (sometimes I have to take bits from different trees and join then together).

I've decided to call the show 'Wild Fields' because it's the thing most common between all of the works. Maybe that's telling me I need to get outside a bit more?

I'm flying to LA in a week - can't wait! I haven't been overseas for 3 years - much too long.


Honey Hive - detail

13 comments:

Emjie said...

Hmm! Reminds me of The Beatles song, "... a taste of honey..."

Lovely work as always.

Lexy. said...

I love something with lots of details! The tree is amazing, and I like your idea with the hive!

And doesn't it always take SO much longer than you expect? The last (and only, so far) large drawing I did took over 200 hours, and I thought I'd smash it out in about 80. Now I just triple all my estimates ;)

Can't wait to see the rest. It looks like a good show!

Beatriz Kim said...

Oh! I'm in love with the illustration! So detailed but not fussy.

Welcome to California. I live in northern CA, but I thought I could welcome you as a Californian!

Hope you have a great time!

mystified said...

Love it Mel. You're so imaginative! Enjoy LA. xx

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Just beautiful :) just love all your work :)

bookbabie said...

Very beautiful work, alive and spiritual:)

Anna Lloyd said...

I can't wait to see all the things you have been working on, it looks so good. And I think the name is prefect for your work at the moment.

scarlett (kate lightfoot) said...

She's so beautiful, Melissa. And such a fantastic idea - unique! ALl your talk about walking around to find just the right tree is making me think that I should step away from the internet and find some more things in reality to inspire me!

Good luck for the rest of the work for the show. It's going to be incredible.

xxx kate

nino benito said...

yeah! very detailed artwork. this is great.

sandymichelle said...

gorgess piece.

Leigh said...

I LOVE this piece!

court said...

this is beautiful. do you mind if i mention you on my blog?
http://brazenly-obscure.blogspot.com/

xx

K. Sundari said...

This is very interesting. It is so sweet and quirky and scary all at once. Beautiful!