Monday, January 16, 2012

"Drusilla", Acrylics on Canvas

I was speaking with artist, Jill Kettles, from Scribbles Studio about framing my Imaginary Friends art series.  She mentioned not to frame them but instead to paint the edges, thinking they were on canvas instead of paper.  Jill's mention of canvas got me thinking....

For a change, I painted my first acrylic painting, "Drusilla", in my Imaginary Friends series on canvas.  Oh my, a big change, indeed, going from watercolor to acrylic painting!

"Drusilla" (drawing), © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
"Drusilla" (under painting), © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
Still the same quirky drawing style.  However, an entirely different look from my watercolors in this series.
"Lenora", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
Drusilla is more beautiful, brighter and shinier in person.  (Low resolution pics for web.)
"Drusilla" (3/4" black painted gallery wrapped edges), © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
I selected her name upon hearing it in a clue on the game show, Jeopardy.  "Drusilla" is an English female given name derived from the Roman Drusus, in turn from the Greek drosos (dew). It has the meaning fruitful or dewy-eyed.