MELISSA SUE STANLEY
Monday, June 13, 2016
Trying to remember to take time to scan everything.
Shows a bit more detail and how the color actual is in these ballpoint drawings.
Ballpoint pen and watercolor on Arches hot press. These both fit in a standard IKEA frame, too!
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
A couple new soft-sculpture creatures:
A Garden Spirit
This wee fellow is the first in a series created for some of my special supporters through
And then this tentacled creature
This was a fun commission, which requested bright colors, tentacles, and claws.
I am taking custom orders this summer, so if you're interested you can email me or send me a message through Etsy!
melissasueart (at) yahoo.com
Now that TCAF has come and gone, Summer is settling in nicely in the studio. It's quiet and there's a lot of work to do in preparation for this Fall / Winter.
I've got a couple group shows to create work for, a four-day workshop/retreat, and a six-day residency coming up. Lots to do! Lots of long quiet nights at the desk.
We do get out a little though, mostly for art fun:
Live-painting and dooding at some Drink & Draw events around town.
And I've been making it to more figure drawing. I'm really trying to go at least once a week - it's just really important for the paintings I'm working on.
And then there's a large project:
I'll be showing work in a Chicago gallery at the end of the year - a 'mini-solo' of my soft sculptures. I'm making a lot of new creatures for the show, so I've started work already for that.
So excited to start sharing some of that, and the new large paintings I'm working on.