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Saturday, September 22, 2012

My Art is Deadly

.....in a good way!

Day of the Dead, that is! 
I was in the mood to paint some calavera catrinas girls this week.  After lots of controlled lines and small details on the mermaids I've been doing lately, I felt like splashing a little paint around!

Here's the Series all together.....

 
Each is a 6 x 6 inch gallery wrapped canvas.
 
 
This is "A Flower for the Dead"
 
 
I  used vintage dictionary pages on them and incorporated the defined word into their names.
 
 
This is "Lost in a Memory"
 
 
 
....and this is "Eyes that Haunt"
 
 
I wanted her to look a little spectral with her sheer veil and thin features....but then have these big, captivating eyes....
 
 
Of course, her word is "Haunt"
 
 
Hope these get you in a spooky kinda mood ;P
 
Oh, but wait, I almost forgot to show you something new I'm trying out! 
 
....bookmarks!
 
 
 
What do you think?
 
I think these would make great teacher gifts, a cute way to dress up a gift bag or a wonderful companion to a bookstore gift card.
 
I've updated the shop to include these new offerings :)
 
Hope you are having a creative weekend!
Lotsa Hugs!
 
Cameron

22 comments:

Micki Wilde said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous!!!
Love your day of the dead girl's.

X

Treehugger_31 said...

Love The Eyes That Haunt!!! She's mesmerizing! :)
The black cat bookmark is another favorite!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Beautiful DoD !!! and yes I like bookmarks too :)

NatashaMay said...

I love these faces! I would have a tattoo if I was brave enough. :)) Hey, Cam, it doesn't have to be in the bedroom, you know. :)))

Carmen said...

OK. 4th or 5th time lucky! Been back and back to comment here and keep getting called away from the PC!

Love your Day of the Dead girls and all your attention to detail (as always!) Your backgrounds are gorgeous!

Also loving your little bookmarks :D

Have a fabby (rest of the)weekend Cam x

Teacup Mosaics said...

Love the girls!!!

Fallingladies said...

The day of the dead girls are great, love the tiny little rosebuds they're smelling too!. I think your bookmarks will do great in your shop!

Amalia K said...

Oooh...spooky! I love your skelly girls! I think you're quite a master at making Halloween themed art. :)

Kristin said...

First of all, I really love this work of yours - the black in them really make the colors pop and they are stunning as a group.
Secondly, YAY! So happy you got it so fast - and that you like her. And thank you for the inspiration ;) oxox

Incipient Wings said...

I want all of this!!!
It's just beautiful... Wow!!!!!!!

Piarom said...

So cool your spooky paintings ♥♥♥ They are so gorgeous and I totally love how you show the theme so dictionaryly in that great background ;)...the bookmarks are wonderful...my fav is the kittyone xoxox

Magaly Guerrero said...

How I wish you lived just a tiny bit closer to me. I have a pair of boots that need some serious skull loving. I love the paintings and the bookmarks ;-)

ArtSings1946 said...

Love, love, love all of these ... especially DayOfTheDead offerings.

Happiness Always,
Jan

Heather Henry said...

Ok...soooo these are totally FREAKING awesome. I love your art. You very much rock the world. Your book marks/tags are awesome too. I'm loving all of it! WOW!!

Frances Traina said...

these are great cameron! Love the little paintings:) and the bookmarks too!

Daniele Valois said...

These are so flipping fantastic!!! Wow, The black and all the background looks so great, the faces, fab and I am freaking over those roses! (I just got a rose tattoo on my arm this week!)

Kyra said...

These are fantastic! I've just found you, but I like everything I see! I wouldn't have noticed the dictionary pages on a quick scan, but once you pointed them out, I think they really add to the image - but in a subtle way. I see a lot of "word art" where it's overpowering, and I generally am turned off by that, but the way you did this, really it's lovely.

Lisa Graham Art said...

My dear Cameron, your dead girls do NOT look dead at all I must say! They are rather a friendly looking threesome and PERFECT for this glorious time of year.

Big xoxo...I still LOVE my Pacific NW barrette!!!!

trish said...

These are great! Love them!

Tammie Lee said...

they all look so wonderful! what fun!

Jennifer said...

Cameron these girls are magnificent! You have such a spooky touch around this time of year. I'm in love! Thanks so much for your support during my little hiatus. I've missed you dearly! The blog looks so amazing and Halloweeny! I'm so happy to be back!

WrightStuff said...

Ooh a little shiver down my spine...

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