So the past month has been stressful to say the least! As I announced in my last post, I was accepted to take part in Popzilla Gallery’s latest show, ‘Afternoon Delight’, which is themed on Disney afternoon shows. I had very little time to complete the piece due to my commitment finishing the Belfast Landmarks piece, and so was left with just 3 weeks to draw, paint and pack the piece.
Now, there are many artists I follow on social media and I know that 3 weeks wouldn’t be an issue for them at all. But I am a slow painter! Plus, I had a wedding in Cornwall, work full time and personal commitments to adhere to. The process was…not good. My boyfriend helped me come up with a concept which I thought would look amazing. I drew it out and the draw was…ok but I was worried from the start as to how I would paint it.
I had a reference to help me with the imagery but I kept trying to paint like the reference, rather than paint like me and it was not going well! Needless to say, 10 days before I would need the piece to be picked up for shipping, I had a meltdown and decided I was no longer doing the show…for only 30 minutes until I gave my head a wobble and set about a new idea. I googled some images of key characters from the shows, rather than the shows themselves and came across an image of Goofy which helped me to develop an idea for a psychedelic/pop art style piece of Goofy and his son, Max.
So here it is! The show opens on 19th August and is up for sale for $120 if you’re interested (I think there is an online store for those who cannot see the show in person). If it does not sell, it will be coming back to me in the UK so if you’re interested in having this piece, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Double Trouble, acrylic on wood, 30cm x 30cm. For sale.