Monday, August 24, 2009

Sleepy Hollow WIP

So, my husband goes back to work in a week (teacher) which means I won't be able to get as much painted. For my final summer hurrah I thought I would tackle this small wood chest I've had for over a year now. I don't usually paint pieces this large, they take a lot of time and cost a bundle to ship, however, I felt pity on the poor naked thing and decided to paint my best Sleepy Hollow scene to date.
I don't normally share my work in progress but I've had a few people ask me if I would so what the heck. This represents two days of work. I don't think people realize how much time these things take, from sketching my ideas to sealing and base coating the raw wood. Hope to have him up on Ebay in a week so please check back!

And I must post a garden picture! I took a photo of a hairstreak butterfly but it wasn't as crisp as this silver spotted skipper.

And a question for you... Why do cats like boxes? They look so funny in them! This is my dear, sweet Zazu this morning. I think she knows she looks funny and would prefer I keep the camera out of her face.


Kathleen Coy said...

Oooo, I love WIPs and this looks like it will be a doozy! :-)

The look on Zazu's face is cracking me up!

Jennifer Rose said...

she looks like she wants to kill the camera ;p

really great seeing your WIP, always nice to see other artists work before its finished. Helps get an idea of how they work :)

Sonia ;) said...

Thats how my pugs look when I get my camera out...ha ha..

Love the headless horseman....

Enjoy your week..

Sonia ;)

WillOaks Studio said...

Love your photos--and the butterfly is just stunning! Yep, my cat gives me a "look" when annoyed with the black thing in the face, too!

Moonfairys Dreamland said...

The painting looks amazing. I love Sleepy Hollow. The first version I ever saw was the Disney one when I was a little girl :)

Sarah said...

Oh hon..that is wonderful!!! You do such amazing work. I am tackling an end table at the moment..I know what ya mean. The time involved!!
The macro shot..divine! The cat in the box - loved it!! Hope you have a great week hon, Sarah

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Gorgeous work so far! your butterfly pic is great and the cat looks so snuggly and funny.
Dunno why they like boxes, but they look cute in them, so I like it :)
Have a great week!

aforestfrolic said...

That wood chest is beautiful...I know, it takes forever to create some things and people sometimes don't understand the time put into it ;-) But, thanks for sharing the in progress chest, I love it! And your kitty doesn't look happy about that camera (or maybe that she can't fit in the box), tee hee.

Jamie :)