Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Snow Eagle - Guest Heart Thursday


I have been painting tee-shirts for the past five days.  It has been about 10 years since I've painted on fabric this way.  The above is my favorite of the six I've painted so far.   The snow flakes were not intended--I squirted white paint onto the head area--and it splattered all over.  That's when I came up with the idea of the Snow Eagle.  Sometimes mistakes make the best pieces of art.  If  you look closely, just under his feathered chin--you can see a tiny splatted heart. 


The wolf above gave me all kinds of trouble!  His face was too fat, his ears were too short and his fur was too stripped.  The photo doesn't do justice to the final painting.  I do love his eyes--they follow a person everywhere!


I call this an Etruscan Lion, because he came out so differently than what I'd envisioned when I first started painting him. He looks rather fierce, don't you think?


This fetching fellow turned out a little stout--Sometimes a drawing takes over and does something completely different than what I first had in mind.
Here is another of the eagles I painted.  As you can see this guy has a completely different personality than any of the others.

These tee-shirts were painted for the winners of a drawing we had for our non-profit organization.  I had a LOT of fun painting them!

12 comments:

angelself said...

Excellent work, Beth. I love the mistaken snowflakes, too !! Kathryn

Grannie Annie said...

I thought this was FAT Tuesday until I notice they were by the same artist...and tee shirts to boot...fantastic work you sweetie!!! Love you.

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Very beautiful!

Clytie said...

Sissie, you are amazing. Seriously! I am in awe of the art you make!!!

JayLeigh said...

Wow, the pictures are beautiful!

Dani said...

Marvelous art work, Beth!

Megan Coyle said...

What fun :) it is incredible how much talent you have! These are such lovely done paintings.

MarieElizabeth said...

These are amazing as paintings, the fact that they are on t-shirts is even more interesting. I think the snow on the first one makes it even better - great mistake!

Lyneen said...

Your t-shirts are beautiful... and yes I saw the tiny heart!!! TFS

Jeanne Klaver said...

Another amazing blog from you! This work is beautiful!

cristina dalla valentina said...

Wow, these tee shirts are so beautiful, Beth! Lucky winners! Ciao, Cristina

A Dancing Mango said...

Beautiful work Beth,
Thank you for sharing your lovely talent!
I find it amazing all that you do!
As you know, I am off facebook. It has taken so much of my time, and has truly caused me to stray from my art work. I made some very good decisions as of late. I'm Free from the bondage of FB!! Yeah!
Hugs, Darlene♥