Monday, October 29, 2012


Up here in Vermont, the television news and weather folks have been going absolutely bonkers. I think perhaps they're a bit traumatized from hurricane Irene, but that's probably warranted considering no one really thinks about hurricanes in Vermont. Nothing has started yet except for a light breeze and light misty rain, but we'll see what the weather brings!

What it has brought already is a day off from school for the kids tomorrow. I wonder how much painting I'll actually get done! I didn't get as much as I would have liked done today, because I was trying to push laundry through and make sure we did have what we needed on the off chance we get nailed with the storm. Still, I thought I'd share my progress, since it's my Halloween kittens painting!

All sketched out

Moon and sky in (the sky is actually purple, I don't know why my phone wants to make it blue so badly.)

Started in on the pumpkins! You can see some of the iridescent paint in the reflection on the moon in this shot.

Finished off a good chunk of the pumpkins and the Jack-o-Lantern.

Finished the pumpkins! I was so excited because I was finally going to get to work on the parts I was most looking forward to!

Finished the fabric of the witch's hat, but I couldn't figure out what color to make the sash. Normally I'd go with orange, purple, or green but the painting was too heavy in those colors already.

I decided to go with a pink/maroon color, and finished off the buckle with gold and copper iridescent paint (it's a sickness, I know, but it's shiny. Who can resist shiny paint?)

I'm looking forward to painting tomorrow, although I haven't decided if I'm starting on the boot, or the kitten snoozing on the pumpkin... I'm leaning towards the kitten!

I also need to reorganize my studio space as well as painting space. I've taken over the family room, but I've been using my art desk to paint, and I really need to be standing. It's a health-thing at this point, I just don't feel good all hunched over for hours and hours (do any of you have problems with this?) So, my plan is to organize my tiny studio room, and move my easel down to the living room. I wonder if anyone will notice.

Someday, I'll have a nice, lovely, big space to spread out!

If you're in the way of the storm, stay safe! Here's hoping it doesn't do as much damage as anticipated!


Bubblewench said...

Oh I so love this one!

Kyra said...

I'm falling in love with this one too! :)

Introverted Art said...

I was really looking forward to how this painting was going to turn and it is becoming magic right in front of my eyes.

Goddess Findings said...

Bonkers with good reason--many people will loose everything, or worse. I'm in the outer parameters but the wind is howling like mad, but I keep thinking about those people hundreds of miles away who are in direct line of devastation and the 50 million plus people who will be affected all up and down the east coast. What can I do to help. That's worth thinking about.

Heather Henry said...

Your artwork is incredible. I love the whimsy of it and the smoothness of your details. Very lovely! I will check back to see how this turns out, so far it is amazing! :)

Jess said...

What a lovely painting! It looks great fun to paint too. I quite often think I'd like to move my things to the family room but I'd have to tidy it all away when they all come over so my lazy side says stay where you are! ;)
I hope this scary bad weather doesn't affect where you are Kyra. On the news last night they digitally super-imposed the hurricane over the UK and it covered the whole thing. Just goes to show the scale of it! Stay safe.x
Jess xx
Jess xx

Magic Love Crow said...

This painting is amazing!!! I love it so much!!! A+++

Ms Misantropia said...

Beautiful! Hope the storm has passed you by, and Happy Halloween!

Almost Precious said...

Hope all is well out your way. Sandy was really a destructive storm and the pictures of the damage she's done is just incredible. I truly hope that you've not had any damage up your way.

The painting is progressing beautifully and is going to be marvelous when completed. Have a happy and safe Halloween. :)

Kyra said...

It's slowly coming together! :)

Kyra said...

Thank you! :)

Kyra said...

I find positives and negatives to spreading out through the house! It's as you said though, a problem when it comes to anyone else popping by.

Kyra said...

Thank you! :)

Kyra said...

The storm missed us, thank goodness! Happy Halloween to you too! I hope it was wonderful!

Kyra said...

There was some damage in our state, but we were lucky because the storm didn't really turn into us. I'm grateful for that, because there is a lot of damage still being dealt with from Irene over a year ago. :)