A Fairy Tale – Work in Progress

 

sleeping beauty fairy tale work in progress wip heather carrHere’s another painting that I have in the works. It’s Death carrying off Sleeping Beauty, or Snow White, or Juliet… insert poisoned/cursed/bewitched princess here. The prince/knight/star-crossed lover has just discovered her…  This one is pretty big. It’s being painted on un-stretched canvas. When it is finished I will mount it on a board.

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Hand Drawn Animation Practice

There is a song that I have been drawing animations for, in my head, for months!  I want to tackle animating it soon, but I need more practice first. Above is my second attempt at hand drawn animation using a stop motion animation app on my phone. I only had time to complete the first verse of the song so far, but I like how it turned out, considering I’m just learning – and there is a lot to learn! I think I’ll keep working on it.

The song is The Kite Song, by Rosie Thomas. It’s really lovely! I highly recommend purchasing it! 🙂

Oh, tie me to the end of a kite
So I can go on, I can go on with my life
And every marigold I pass below will be my guiding light
I just want to go away from here

Oh, tie me to the end of a kite
So I can go and I can go on with my life
And every time the wind blows stronger I will feel my spirit rise
I just want to go away from here

Oh, tie me ever tightly by your side
So I may go with you wherever you reside
And anytime the road looks dimmer I will be your guiding light
I just want to go away with you

I just want to go away with you

We’re All Mad Here…

Alice in Wonderland, work in progress, Mad Hatter

I’ve been dying to share this work in progress! I’m having a lot of fun playing with it and watching it evolve. I still have work to do on every aspect of it, the faces, bodies, background… But I’m enjoying taking my time with it.

It is a portrait of me and my best friend, who is also an artist. It’s based off of an Alice in Wonderland doodle from my sketchbook that kept growing more and more into a work of its own…

alice in wonderland, sketch, heather carr

If you are an Alice and Mad Hatter fan, you can see more of my Wonderland work by clicking here

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Paintings From The Brig

I tried filming myself painting while over at the Brig on Friday.  I crafted a makeshift tripod for my phone using a paper towel roll, a yogurt container and some tape.  It worked, sort of… I gathered more footage at home and created this with iMovie’s trailer maker….

Here’s my new work in progress… Lost In My Mind

Heather Carr Work in Progress

New Work in Progress – Detail

work in progress Heather Carr

This is a piece of a new painting that I am finishing up.  I’ll let you see the whole thing after I make a few more decisions…. and remember what I was going to call it, dang it!  That’s gold leaf around the face.  The writing is in Russian…  Hope you like it! 🙂

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Vanishing – An almost finished painting…

Heather Carr acrylic painting girl woman self portrait skeletal skeleton sad
I’ve been working on a bunch of paintings.  It’s killing me that I haven’t had time to post them… And, for the next three weeks I’m going to have very little time for painting…  argh!  I’m not going to think about that now…

This is what i worked on last Friday…

Above: detail from, Vanishing, a self-portrait

30″ x 30″ acrylic paint and markers

Here’s some process pics and the almost finished piece:

Here is the almost completed piece, there are just a few things that I want to tweak: Heather Carr acrylic painting girl woman skeleton skeletal sad

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Falling Down a Rabbit Hole

Heather Carr Alice in Wonderland painting Mad Hatter White Rabbit I have a show coming up next week.  Working on some last-minute Alice in Wonderland pieces.  Fingers crossed that I get them done in time!  Just taking a break while some paint dries…. Hope you enjoy these work-in-progress pics – I want to get them done by TOMORROW.  Yikes!

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Sometimes, I Paint in a Prison…

 

Heather CarrWhile I could mean that metaphorically, in this case, I don’t.  I really do paint in a prison, well, ex-prison.  Once a week, I paint with a wonderful group of artists on a former military base.  The room we paint in has prison cells along its perimeter.  When I started painting there, there was still a cot, sink and toilet in every cell, but curtains instead of bars.

Heather Carr prison art studio

It’s a good reminder that I am free to paint what I want, and that even if I’m feeling stuck… well, I’m not as stuck as I could be!!!

The painting above is a work in progress.  I am missing Alice in Wonderland, now that I’ve finished my piano.  Just working on a bunch of small, fun pieces now – trying to get back in the groove after weeks of not having time to paint!

Heather Carr work in progress

The studio is really quite cheery, as long as you don’t ponder its history…  😛

Heather Carr art studio

When I want inspiration for a really dark piece, I’ll go sit in here awhile…

Well, that’s all for now.  I’m in a two person show, coming up in a few weeks.  More on that  soon.  I have an art page on Facebook now too, stop on by!

 

Alice in Wonderland – Street Art Piano – Work in Progress, Part 2 – Shoreline, WA

Heather Carr Xe3ep Xezep Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter street art piano

More progress being made…

It was pretty tricky to draw Alice in this space.  The floor kept getting in my way…

Heather Carr Xe3ep Xezep Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter street art pianoI worked on the front a bit too.  I’d really like to give the Cheshire cat’s grin a couple of gold teeth…

Heather Carr Xe3ep Xezep Alice in Wonderland Cheshire cat street art pianoI wish I had more time to work on this.  There is so much I’d like to do…

Heather Carr Xe3ep Xezep Alice in Wonderland Cheshire cat street art piano

If you’d like to see my earlier post about painting this piano, click here.

Also, you can see some brainstorming sketches that I did for the piano here and here.