I signed up for four more classes at the Nevada Museum of Art costume open studio. This week, Liza is dressed in a plantation dress in a beautiful burnt orange color. It was great to walk in and see this wonderful color. I used gouache instead of watercolor. I’m trying to get deeper more saturated color in my work and gouache will do that for me. So I’m off on a new painting technique.
A crocodile craves a monkey’s heart. He devises a plan to offer a trip to the monkey. “I will take you to the mango tree so you can feast on something wonderful besides your everyday figs.” The monkey decides this would be a great idea. Half way on their journey, the crocodile reveals that he will not take him to the mango tree, but have monkey’s heart. The monkey replies, “That would be fine except I left my heart in the fig tree for safe keeping. If you return me to my tree, I will go get it for you.” Of course once in the tree, the monkey does not return and crocodile was fooled.
I’m looking forward to more black and white work in my next projects.
Carolyn coordinates the models for this open studio class. Her passion for authenticity is evident as she even had the corset and garter belt for stockings. Of course not seen here, but part of the whole package. See more of Carolyn’s work here.