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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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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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Victorian Mantis Project : sketches and old frames

I’ve been playing with some different poses and styles and spending lots of time looking at old daguerreotypes trying to figure out how those hairstyles were done! I have decided I really…. really like sausage curls. Here are a few of … Continue reading

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New Project : Victorian Praying Mantises

Most artists I know have a few themes they revolve around. Even those that struggle with the idea that they have no ‘style’ or unifying theme to their work… they usually do. Simply put we create the things we like. … Continue reading

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Minimalist Tree acrylic painting

Trying my hand at minimalism for an upcoming show at the Shoe Factory Art Co-op

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Moonlight Flamingo acrylic painting

11 x 14 Acrylic on canvas This was a commission for Barb, one of my tattoo customers. (I posted her half sleeve here…. hey diddle diddle…

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