Category Archives: Victorian mantis project

Cora, victorian praying mantis

This is Cora and her pet rhino beetle, haven’t named him yet…. Got any suggestions?

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Ophelia, victorian praying mantis

This is Ophelia (I seem to want to name everything even remotely aquatic Ophelia). I suppose if praying mantises were aquatic in 1874 this might be what they’d look like.

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WIP shots of Geraldine, victorian praying mantis painting

All done! #victorianmantis #painting #prettybugs Continue reading

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Pretty maids all in a row

Pretty maids all in a row Continue reading

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What am I doing?

I’ve been silent… but busy. Lurking in the shadows covered in paint splatters, brushes akimbo, making messes all over the house. I’ve been amusing myself greatly steadily churning out one painting after another and keeping them all to myself (mostly). … Continue reading

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sneak peek 1

Sneak peek at one of the victorian praying mantis paintings I’ve been working on. I’ve been pushing myself to make every one better than the last, sometimes I succeed…. sometimes I’m not sure . I’ve been invested in this project … Continue reading

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Lillian painting in Antennae of Inspiration: The Insect Art Project

“Antennae of Inspiration: The Insect Art Project” by Out Of Step Books is available here. It’s a pretty huge book full of the most awesome art from all over the world. Proceeds go to school art classrooms. They also have a … Continue reading

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WIP hair accessory!

WIP hair accessory! Continue reading

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Lillian : Victorian Mantis Project

One of the completed Victorian Mantis paintings. Her name is Lillian and was painted for my husband who really loves his tiger lillies. I have submitted this image for inclusion in the “Antennae of Inspiration: The Insect Art Project” by … Continue reading

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Victorian Mantis Project: couple new concept sketches

  And the sketching continues…. I’ve decided to do a couple cameo inspired paintings for my two oval dome glassed frames and the sketch above is one of them… I have a second in the works with and adorable jumping … Continue reading

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