Works in Progress


It's been a busy season, and truth be told I'm pooped. Right before The Great Sugar Cookie Bender, I sculpted a couple of dolls heads and worked on a couple of paintings. They are all in progress and will change drastically by the time they're done. But I enjoy documenting the progress, so here goes. The painting above has some of the flatness of a folk art painting,but is a bit too flat for my taste. I'll be lightening the background color and giving more modelingto Little Red Riding Hood. Taking pictures of your creations is a great way to see it with fresh eyes. You see things you don't notice with the naked eye.


An Izannah inspired doll above.

This was once the Santa
that I posted about earlier.
Not sure what this creation will end up being.


A washy study for a painting.
I like this in its present state,
so may just leave it and work
on another painting from
the ideas in this painting.


I used the template from one of my own doll pattern designs and traced around them. I'll be layering other colors over the orange on top. What I envision as an end product is very different from the beginning stage of this. We'll see.

What are you working on?

6 comments:

  1. Wow! You have been busy, busy! I've only had time to work on things in my mind, if you know what I mean. I can't wait to see your paintings and doll when finished. :0)

    Happy New Year,
    Mira

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  2. Hey Dixie! I love the Little Red Hiding Hood painting...just adorable! I wanted to let you know that I am going to purchase your doll book. I am updating some of my on-line accounts. You mentioned the book to me in Gail's Doll Group. Please let me know if you are you planning to sell your works in progress?

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  3. So, Dixie. Is the unidentified head MY Santa -- or ornament of some sort? Hee hee. I love your paintings. I don't see ANYTHING amiss in your Red Riding Hood, btw -- and all I've got is the photo for reference. But I know how it is. I look and I look at mine. One minute, it's good; the next, it's disaster. The curse of being an artist, I guess.

    Nina

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  4. Hi, all -

    Thanks for the kind comments. Kristin, I usually sell things once I'm finished. I often sell on Ebay but sometimes put things on my selling blog - www.northdixiedesignsmercantile.blogspot.com

    Nina - the Creation That Was Once Santa might be your "ornament". She's still in the gestation stage. OTOH, I might end up making you a brand new work. :-)

    Dixie

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  5. What a fun mix of creativeness going on over there Dix!! I am especially drawn to the room of dollies painting! I think it is just perfect as is too!
    Nan

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  6. Hi Dix
    Just breezing through for a quick wave with the wishes for a grand New Year for you. Your dedication is awesome.
    Many hugs to you
    Blondie

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I'm so glad you visited and it is fun to read your comments. It helps me know what you think is interesting. :-)


"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden




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