Gus

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Gus by Meg Lyman

Oil on black canvas, 2×4″

SOLD

This is a tiny still life of an opossum skull. My sister and I found it in our Grandma’s barn. I cleaned it up and gave it to her for Christmas, like any loving sister would. I painted it first to try some new oils I got (and to keep the memory alive I suppose).

Bye 2015!

meglyman_furiosaFuriosa –  fan art homage to my favorite movie of all time

2015 was a good year. I was able to focus my art by doing more still life practice and background work, and I really got into the vulture culture/skull collecting community. I appreciate all of you – artists supporting artists, collectors, and the helpful and friendly vultures I’ve met. I hope we all have an awesome 2016!

meglyman_buoyBuoy – gouache work from a photo I took in La Push

meglyman_delacroixLiberty Leading the Cephalopods – a fantastic commission

meglyman_madronaMadrona – experimenting with oils and daily painting

meglyman_otternoveau_unvarnishOrange Otter – alla prima from life plus a little Klimt influence

meglyman_vanitasI_unvarnishedVanitas I – my first try at still life with lead white oil

meglyman_octophantOctophant – a fan suggestion and experiment in textures

Octophant

meglyman_octophantOctophant by Meg Lyman

8×10″ gouache and ink on board

Etsy link

Thanks to a fan’s suggestion, I present the octophant! This was a fun textural piece. I used a yellowish underpainting and layered grey over the top, then textured it with a plastic shopping bag to look sorta like elephant skin. I put the bag down haphazardly on the wet paint, put a heavy book on it, and let it sit overnight.

The octophant was textured with brushwork – wet in wet strokes, plus some dry brush. Gouache is the best to play with. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

SALE etc.

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Yes I am doing a thing like all the stores that sent you 16 million emails today. Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on my Etsy shop – 20% off for you awesome blog readers! Use the code BLOGSOME now through Monday for 20% off anything, including prints and originals and t-shirts and calendars. Because you are awesome!

Also I added a bunch of stuff today.

Love, Meg

Drawloween: the Conclusion

Here are the rest of them! It was super fun and challenging.

drawloween13Frankenstein’s Monster (OK Meg’s Monster)drawloween14aBatdrawloween15Amuletdrawloween16Grave – inspired by the Forks Cemeterydrawloween17Demondrawloween18Maskdrawloween19Creature from the Black Lagoondrawloween20Skull (otter)drawloween218-bit zombiedrawloween22Candy (laaaazy)drawloween23Goredrawloween24Just doin skeleton stuffdrawloween25Mummydrawloween26Ratdrawloween27Witchdrawloween28Black Catdrawloween29Scarecrow (get it??)drawloween30Spiderdrawloween31Dragon

Geek Girl Con

A HUGE thanks to everyone who came to this, my favorite convention, and especially to those of you who stopped by to talk or buy art. I appreciate you! I had great neighbors, too. Here is a picture dump of the Drawloween sketches from the last few days! Raven, moon, eyeball (titled by The Husband: Apt Pupil), and alien.

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An Ode to Art and Beer