I am also beginning a series of paintings with portraits of the figures and images of of landscape and vegetation which are on scrap wood, refinished and primed for oil paint. I am inspired by alterpieces that I've seen while studying in Italy and just recently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
I don't have photos yet of the show at the Essex, but I will soon, as well as photos of changes I made to some older work.
Faeriecon was even more wonderful than I had hoped! So many artists that I love were so accessible and generous with their time and advice. It really meant so much to me to talk to meet people I've long admired like Kinuko Craft, Wendy Froud, Toby Froud, Forrest Rogers as well as meeting so many new artists to be inspired by. I'll certainly be adding more links to my site in the near future (but not until I get back from a weekend in the country, where I'm going to paint and try to process all the visual input from this past week!)