Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pumpkins!

I'm in a world of pumpkins lately! I have pumpkin spice creamer, pumpkin spice bagels (better than you'd think they'd be), pumpkin pie candles (I don't even like pumpkin pie, and this smells so good that I want to roll in it) and more!

I finished two mini-paintings featuring pumpkins:

Set, Etsy Exclusive $45 (including shipping)


$30 (including shipping, Etsy exclusive)

I have to tell you that these mini-paintings, some of them are the size of chocolate bars, and that's apparently all I can think about when I'm working on something this size!


See?

Also, I'm in love with mini-stretched canvases, because they're just too darn cute. I want a basketful, just so I can play with them.

And I also started in on painting a mermaid I sketched out:

This one being part of my intent to finish a small panel every day. And no, I didn't finish it yet. 


As well as the watercolor of the witch:

Witch watercolor, in progress


I don't know what I think of the watercolor yet. I started on the body and face because I figured if I screwed up that, I'd know it was a loss. Normally I'd start from the background, but there you have it. I think I want to give her a glowing effect, but I have a long way to go on it. (Her face is fuller than I figured on too, but perhaps it'll look less so after more of the painting is filled in.)

With the small panels, what I have realized is that perhaps my goal should be to finish a few every week (instead of every day) because 1) I don't have that many panels, and 2) I need to work on other things too. Also, life has a tendency to intrude. This week, I have had a child home every day from school sick. I also had to run to orthodontist appointments, and soccer practices (I coach too), and drama practices, and... *sigh* 

Life is a balance, and I'm working on it. It's simply an issue of time. And needing to clone myself. A couple times over.

Anyone figured out how to do that yet?

3 comments:

Cameron said...

Hi Kyra!

You know, I've subscribed via email to your blog...so I've been following right along, but it's just too easy to read...and not leave a comment that way.

I just wanted you to know that I think that considering all you do aside from painting, you are just incredible! I'm loving what you are doing with these mini canvases! It is so cool that you sold that one moon so darn fast....

....and that mermaid sketch?!! *drool*

Keep up the creative work!
Hugs,
Cameron

Jess said...

The new paintngs are so cute that size and as you say, just the same size as a bar of chocolate. In fact they'd make a fantastic wrapper for a halloween chocolate treat! Lovely work, good luck with the sales Kyra. :)
Jess xx

Introverted Art said...

Kyra, the pumpkin painting looks amazing. I love the bright colors n it. truly adorable.