Thursday, July 16, 2009

Last Orb Figure

The fourth and final figure was painted on the Halloween and Vine Orb yesterday. I just could not focus, and this little image did not want to be easy either. I have no idea what was going on, but I caught myself watching the dragonflies landing and taking off from the cattails in the lily pond, the baby squirrel on the grapevine watching me through the patio door window (he was so little and so cute) and the second batch of baby bunnies that came out from under the deck (yikes). Of course, the cats both wanted to be on the studio table for a front row seat so I had a circus and did not function well as the ringmaster.

After the hubby got home the cats lost interest in me and I was able to complete the figure. To balance the bat-winged skelly on the opposite side, I gave this little witch a set of wings as well. She changed a bit from the original sketch, but I think she works with the other three figures.

Now, just a few jack-o'-lanterns placed here and there, a few other little elements and the orb will be done, varnished and ready to take to Halloween and Vine. Whew!!!!

Have a great day!


Georgina said...

Your Orbs are just them all!

Lance said...

Beautiful piece Laurie! Your orbs are so clever!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you Georgina. I had to paint this week so a larger orb for Halloween and Vine seemed in order.

Lance, thank you!! Coming from you that means a lot!!

I have added socks to her legs since the photo was taken and also changed how her vest contoured her body...for the better I think!!

Have a great evening all!

Patty Benedict said...

Your work is so detailed and FUN!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!
You will be a wonderful addition to the HV show!
Bugs & Hisses

Carolee said...

LOVE this!!! Absolutely amazing....

~ Carolee

Brandi McKenna said...

Laurie, this is a mind blowing display of Halloween gusto and artistic talent! Your work is so solid, you will rock out that Halloween And Vine! I am so happy for you! Brilliant! Happy Creating! Enjoy your personal menagerie!

Phillane E'lee said...

I bet you that this is the first piece sold at the show! I just have a feeling. It is wonderful. I love all the details and your painting is amazing.
can't wait to see what you do next you ring master! LOL oh you are so funny!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh thank you Patty for the vote of confidence!! Working hard to get some nice things done.

Thank you Carolee...coming from a painter such as you I really appreciate the compliment. know how to make me feel so good! I have made some changes on this figure which I think are improvements so I can really get stuck on the detail!

Pea, I am a ringmaster, but not by choice!! We seem to have a game preserve in our yard and it so intrigues the cats that I'm surprised when I get things done!! **giggle** Thanks!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Laurie!
I'll agree with everyone here and say that your orbs are out-of-this-world! Wish I could go to H & V and see all of the wonderful art in person :)


Phillane E'lee said...

go peek at me blog. Were your ears burning? LOL

Designs By CK said...

LOVELY new pieces as always Laurie!

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Chris (-:

AwtemNymf said...

OMG- I love these orbs! Lots of whimsy and detail! Lurrve it!

vintagepaletteart said... really know how to tease a girl! I will go one step further and predict that your table will be bare at the end of H&V this year. And you know how my predictions turn out.....;o)

I'm drooling over those guys you have pictured up above.......white luminas.........*sigh*

Wish we could be there to watch the crowd fighting over your pieces Laurie! Tell Scott that you want to do Ghoultide next year! ;o)

Hugs, Nana