Brandi Malarkey, Artist. ItsAllMalarkey.com

Of detours and dead things

So in typical fashion I have boldly told everyone to brace themselves for lots of posts and lots of paintings, and then I got distracted. Instead of painting pictures, I have been painting walls. I have rented a new studio space! Naturally it took significant time and energy to get it all sorted out the way I wanted, but isn’t it just too pretty?

 

 

I am terribly excited. I’ll only be able to actually use it sporadically until school starts, but come the fall I shall no longer be working from home. The theory is that this will cut down on future distractions. We will see how that actually goes. 😉

In the meantime, I have been working on a painting, just not multiple ones as I had hoped. I am not sure if I am finished yet–I am going to put it away and take it out later and see if I think I am or not–and I am not sure what I am going to title it, so suggestions are welcome. However, I have a logistics problem, since with larger paintings I don’t have a good way to get a decent scan. So. Thinking. In the mean time, here is a photo I took with my phone, so you have some idea (and I can prove I haven’t been a complete slacker).

Brandi Malarkey, Artist.  ItsAllMalarkey.com

Gouache on paper
14 x 20

I did it in a similar fashion to Pisces because I really loved how that came out. If I can do enough of them, perhaps I could have an entire series. Although that is rather dependent on my finding the appropriate dead things to work with in the first place, which is rather a tricksy endeavor. So if anyone comes across any random skeletal things along the course of their daily lives, please let me know. 😉

 



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