Posts Tagged ‘in progress’

Heavy in your arms (updated)

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Originally created by Florence and the Machine

I was a heavy heart to carry
My beloved was weighed down
My arms around his neck
My fingers laced to crown.

I was a heavy heart to carry
My feet dragged across ground
And he took me to the river
Where he slowly let me drown

My love has concrete feet
My love’s an iron ball
Wrapped around your ankles
Over the waterfall

I’m so heavy
Heavy in your arms
I’m so heavy
Heavy in your arms

And was it worth the wait
All this killing time?
Are you strong enough to stand
Protecting both your heart and mine?

Who is the betrayer?
Who’s the killer in the crowd?
The one who creeps in corridors
And doesn’t make a sound

An ode to acrimony

Sunday, June 8th, 2014


My Red Violin

Friday, December 28th, 2012

I nearly didn’t continue to paint this with how beautiful the blood varnish looked on its own, but I am glad I did. I would have been happy with either design but this one is so much more distinctive and unique to me and my style.

It’s nearly complete but still in progress right now. I see a few places where I’d like to change the symmetry and make a few small changes. Once it’s dry enough I’ll lay the tailpiece in place to make sure I like the flow of the shapes around it and potentially change it some more.

I really enjoyed doing this. Started with sanding and base coat yesterday and anticipate it being done today. I’m interested in discovering how the sound is effected – another thing I like about this violin being unique to me. I don’t play very well, and don’t imagine ever performing violin, so if the tone is in fact ruined, it won’t matter too much. Either way, it will make a beautiful decoration.

EDIT: 12-29-12 3:30pm – She is complete, and sounds AMAZING. By far the best and most natural pitch I’ve had while playing.


Friday, June 8th, 2012

Gessoing over a painting on an old canvas for the 5th time. This will be the last; either this next piece on that canvas ends up being something I want to keep, or I burn it. Sometimes canvases just aren’t right. Shown are some of the previous incarnations I’ve bailed on.

New style

Friday, June 8th, 2012

First attempt. Acrylic and blood on canvas. This is an update to and still in progress.

Commission for Ruth: In progress

Friday, June 8th, 2012

I love a good commission! This one is turning out a great dark scheme with more yellows in the greens than I’ve worked with before. Thinking of adding some purple and blood accents. In progress.