Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Chastity








I was given a big box full of porcelain dolls which contained quite a variety of styles, I like the more unusual dresses/costumes, here's the first - 'Chastity' or my homage to the 'Corpse Bride' as she become to be nicknamed :)

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Matey








Another miniature doll, not quite as small as the Bunny suit doll, and this doll has all its limbs visible so I had the challenge of painting in all the limbs smaller than I usually do :) Its also the only male porcelain doll I've painted so far....

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

You're Gonna Die Up There...

"You're gonna die up there"
Spraypaint on Canvas

I wanted to put something Halloween inspired for the October show at Oriel Scala so I revisited a stencil I first made during the second year of my degree, I was producing work inspired by horror films at the time, and this piece came about after watching 'The Exorcist' and Regan's declaration to her Mother's party guests: "You're going to die up there", the line stayed in my head afterwards and whilst sat daydreaming/doodling I came up with the idea of replacing the Priest on the poster with the Grim Reaper, very very simple idea, but I think it works pretty well...

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Bunny







I found the rabbit doll whilst browsing on ebay and brought it without even thinking and waited impatiently for it to arrive so I could start work on it!! The actual doll is only 6 inches heigh when standing and most of that height is in the ears, so it was a challenge to paint, but worth the extra effort, I think the juxtaposition of cuteness and skeleton is heighten more in this piece than the dolls in frilly dresses and I couldn't be happier!! :)