When I was in Paris a couple of years ago, my family and myself visited La Conciegerie (where Marie Antoinette was held before being executed). That being said, I was of course interested in all the grim details the rest of our trip there. Anyway, last week I decided to try my hand at a painting of Marie Antoinette-what fun! The clothing of the time was amazing-the colors, the furniture, just about everything was so decadent.
I've been really trying to make more involved paintings as of late (as opposed to my 2 paintings a day craziness). I recently rediscovered an absolute LOVE for cel-vinyl while making these paintings. Not only do the colors lay solid-they actually work quite well with gouache. It's much easier to make larger paintings on nice, big, pieces of Arches paper with this stuff and it really works wonders for background painting as well.
In other news, a new website is going to be up soon and I can't wait! I've been getting lots of e-mails inquiring about art for sale and commissions...well good news! Upon cleaning out our studio and art files, we came across a bunch of both framed and unframed artwork that will be up for sale. I'll also have a series of strange little paintings up for grabs. I'll be sure to post when we have things up and running!
Posted by Stephanie Buscema | Wednesday, February 25, 2009