New Skull Painting: WIP

Been working on a new skull painting. Did the grisaille yesterday and added flesh tones today. Finished the Basquiat one yesterday.

These are oil on mfd board that has been coated with a sealer, primer, and gesso.

Comments

American Genius said…
Those skulls are fantastic
American Genius said…
These skulls are fantastic

Have you seen the movie The Happening?
Bill Evertson said…
I can see that these are evolving. Tough subject but you are doing well with it. Plus I cant' believe you are fast forward on noses. Any more body parts you want to pick on?
The Lone Beader said…
I love your colourful skulls!
Connie said…
These are lookin' good! When my honey gets home from work I'm going to show him...because he is obsessed with sculls. I really like these...lately I've been playing around with the scull image too.

Do you know or know of the Cleveland, Ohio artist Scott Radke? I bet you would dig his work. Check out his website here: http://www.scottradke.com/

Peace & Love.
HMBT said…
These skulls have made me want to try and paint skulls too, they so ROCK. I have not had the time to figure it out yet because I'm still working on a new paitning, but you have inspired me to try one for myself and soon. Your's of course are the coolest thing evah!
David Howard said…
So the top skull is Kahlo and the bottom one is Basquiat - is this a series on dead artists? If it is, I like the concept. Dead artist who died tragically - it would make a great series.
Janvangogh said…
I see a series going on here too.

Just noticed the arms along the jaw on the Kahlo one when I zoomed in. Cool!
Undaunted said…
I agree, these are great. I didn't make the connection between dead artists and skulls until I read these comments, but I like the connection.

Kahlo was that Mexican female artist wasn't she? I recognised her in your painting! Woah, my artist knowledge is growing and I'm starting to impress myself! I'm just so useless with names though...
Kim said…
I love the birds on the Frida skull Corrine...
one of my favourite artists...
Shez said…
Wow, Anita, these skulls are evolving into a fantastic series. My fav's of yours so far. Also thanks for adding my blog to your blogroll.
painter girl said…
Beautiful work!
The Basquiat one is fabulous!
I would love to see a series.
JafaBrit's Art said…
Thanks american genius, and I haven't seen The Happening yet. It sounds like I NEED to go see it, eh!

Bill, I think I will stick with noses for the mo, although nancy did do a caste of her feet.

Connie I checked the Radke link, wow, very cool stuff.

David, I seem to be headed in the direction :) I am really digging doing these.

Jan, I am so glad you like the arms along the jawline. I didn't want it to be too obvious, but just loved the idea of it.

Undaunted I just adore frida kahlo's work. I have been told "oh everybody does kahlo, everybody does skulls" but I am not everybody . WE do what we need to do eh.

thanks so much for all your comments, lone beader, kim, painter girl, shez. This is really great feedback.

hmbt, I will look forward to seeing what you do with skulls :)
Lana Gramlich said…
Quite lovely! I love the dichotomy between life & death...expressed in so many ways. Just awesome!
Maria & Stefano said…
So intense!!!

I hope you're having a happy 4th:)
Vanessa said…
Love Frida and Basquiat. These look great.
Vanessa
Dee said…
AWESOME!
Jim said…
JMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why can't I get at this photo bigger? I want to make it my desktop! I love it love it love it!

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