On my easel… New steampunk nude!

“We’ve only just begun…” The placement for this figure was an enormous challenge as there are large steampunk wings coming in later. I have less than a month to finish this piece so it’s going to be a hard slog to get it all done to the quality I want! There are times I wish…

Why being obsessive produces better art

The more I get absorbed in this complex steampunk series the more I wonder about my obsessive tendencies and artists in general. Recently, I’ve been having a hard time painting, something was gnawing at the back of my mind. Like a face I couldn’t put a name to it was elusive and irritating. Something was…

Where do you find your muse?

I’ve been having interesting discussions lately on the topic of muses and how different artists access their own personal muses. In Greek mythology, inspiration for all the different arts were represented by the muses. Demi gods and goddesses who would descend on artists and grant them inspiration. These days we refer to our muses as…

achieving my goals for 2011 bit by bit – the studio

so, I mentioned that I had a number of goals for this year , getting back on track after taking a bit of maternity leave (I didn’t take much time off, but I always feel behind) so I’m going to break down my plan for each of my goals in turn in a project management new years series. this is so that I can a) get it all down in an accountable way, and b) show a little on how classic project management techniques can be used for artists.