So, this "Specters" painting is taking much longer than I originally expected, but I'm quite pleased with how it's coming out so I suppose it's worth it. I will almost certainly finish tonight... I just have to glaze the background darker and it'll be done. Here are all the critters painted:
These paintings/drawings I've been posting for the past couple o' months are all for my upcoming show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Hollywood. Here is the info/press release:
JAW Cooper “Tarnished”
June 4 - 27, 2010
Opens Friday, June 4th 8 - 11 PM
JAW Cooper’s series "Tarnished" explores the allure of imperfection: "I've created a world inhabited by the deformed, tainted, injured, and alien, where external imperfections are echos of internal struggle and beauty is undeniably in the eye of the beholder. Behind every flaw is a story waiting to be discovered." Cooper was born in England and grew up in Africa, Sweden, Ireland, various other locations throughout Europe, and California. She has always cultivated a deep curiosity for the natural world and is inspired by forms found in nature, curio cabinets, fashion photography, and nipples in general. Cooper currently lives and works as an illustrator and gallery artist in Los Angeles, California. The artist will be in attendance.
And here is the card:
Like it says, I'll be at the opening from 8-11pm so come stop by and say hello! My dear friend Jessica Dalva will also be opening her show "Tie Strings Into Knots" at the same place, same time, so it shan't be an event to be missed.