I picked @kittykill in the OWS Swap because I have wanted to do some more painting with my new acrylic paints I bought several months ago.
I was actually looking for tiki pictures for her tiki bar and came across a 50’s style painter named El Gato Gomez…I really liked this style since it is simple, and not too complicated for an amateur like me.
I had these two pieces of cardboard I saved from some sort of gaming device display. They are about 4x6 inches, maybe slightly more. I cut off the tabs, primed the hell out of them, and then just started painting. I used a Sakura jelly roll white pen to smooth out my jagged painting (I really need some better brushes…).
Kittykill plays ukulele so I decided she was going to be the pink purrmaid playing the uke. I screwed up because I put six strings on it and a uke only has four! I had to use a toothpick to fix that boo-boo.
I am the purrmaid holding the tropical drink… .
Just love the vibrancy of these paints compared to my normal cheap acrylic paint…
I cut out the flowers and starfish out of paper and glued them on…painting over the dark colors was just not working for me. I didn’t plan that well…
These were fun to do and now I feel more confident to try larger pieces of my own designs…
Her boozy buddy