Back in Time

 Sapphire and Bone, 5x5 inches, mixed media and watercolour.

Last week saw me returning to my past to add to a wonderful ladies collection of my skull steampunk paintings. They came about originally when I went through a phase of reading Edgar Alan Poe...which I loved. The first one was called the Golden Bug, and since I have done another for her with a butterfly (both below).

These paintings are extremely time consuming, sculpting into the paper, layering tones of vintage ink and adding real watch cogs and special effects. It was a lovely painting to do. This took around 23 hours just to paint.