Tuesday, March 23, 2010

She Wears a Flower

Experimenting with this style of mine still...I am always playing in my head with proportions, size of limbs, body parts in proportion to other body parts.  Then I think, hairstyle? clothing?  How DO these people dress or do their hair?  I'm trying to imagine all parts of this "world" I've created.  The possibilities are endless. 

My next project is for a charity in Los Angeles called "A Place to Bark".  I was approached on Flickr by a woman who is doing a book of paintings to be auctioned off on Ebay.  It's an animal rescue place in L.A. and I'm so excited to be a part of it.  I may be doing more than one painting but we'll see!

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

King Comb Over

King Comb Over
Originally uploaded by meganhoover
Trying to finish up some projects I thought I'd lost. Originally I had him in a striped t-shirt but it didn't look right...of course, he has green hair and maybe that doesn't look "right" either! HA! I don't care. Sometimes I make choices in my art that others would not even think to make and I'm getting more comfortable with that. I'm really focusing on what I think is fun and worrying less about outside influences. I love color, blending, shading, and the unexpected. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I thought that I had lost this little painting when I went out of town wayyyyy back in November.  I was almost finished when I went out of town.  When I got back, I could NOT find her.  She was stashed with all of my scraps of paper.  I'm so happy that I found her and was able to finish this today.  It's weird when you work on a painting at two very different times in your art progress....I was painting DAILY back then and now I'm lucky if I get to paint once or twice a week!  Daily is way better for your artistic flow.  I just can't do it right now.  Potty training my son is zapping all of my energy!!  Well, enjoy this little lady.  I used torn paper, acrylic paint, markers, pigment ink with some stamps, markers, gel pen and GRAPHITE!!
Woo hoo!! 

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

the making of "She Wears a Red Hat" parts 1 and 2

I posted these to youtube recently...I finally finished editing the darn things! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

red hat

red hat
Originally uploaded by meganhoover

This is so weird but I had to share what I did. I use the little Crystal Light individual drink packets to flavor bottled water sometimes. The box they come in is so cute and tiny and when I went to toss it in the recycling, I thought, "What if this could be turned into a little painting?" Like many of us artsy types, I've painted on cardboard before, but not like this. I stuffed 3 plastic grocery bags in it to fill it up (I figure that's 3 fewer bags in the landfill), sanded the outside, taped off the ends (masking tape) and gessoed the whole thing (except the back). Then I painted a quick face and now I've got a little painting that can stand on a shelf. I thought this was so cool (it's probably nothing new but it's new to me!) I love the upcycling aspect of this more than anything.  What do you think?


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