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Three Tails

8 x 8 mixed media on print sealed to board

So this was the second run at this particular painting.

The first was looking great, coming out a lot like the Black Jackalope and then I tried to fix a particular bit,  overworked the paper, and tore it off in a great soggy strip, an act which makes the art gods weep or point and laugh, depending on their particular bent. (I have never quite figured out the art gods—Our Lady of Photoshop is the only one I have any notion of, but I assume there’s a great many of them somewhere…probably Our Lady of Grackles is also involved, but maybe that’s just me.)

After this grim experience, I started over again—the sketch appealed to me too much—and then I got this far and the one art voice that actually knows what it’s taking about rose up from the back of my skull and said “Stop. Now.” So I did, immediately, because if I have learned anything about art, it is that a surprisingly large percentage of it is knowing when to stop screwing with something.

Anyway, 8 x 8, watercolor pencil and clear gesso on top of print on hot-press watercolor paper sealed to board.*  Original is for sale or will go to con, prints are available!


*I am always amazed how medium grows organically into a complicated morass of stuff that gets harder and harder to explain to people…

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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Our Lady of Photoshop and her accompanier, St. Undo.

Just remember: Jesus Saves! That way, he doesn't lose anything when his computer crashes.

So with the OSX Lion auto-save feature, does that make Jesus irrelevant for OSX users?

*runs and ducks and begs forgiveness*

No giveness for you!


Edited at 2011-06-07 01:54 am (UTC)

Tell me more of this auto save feature in osX??

Here's a summary - more details will be coming out as the new OSX nears release. Also, I suspect videos of yesterday's keynote & demo will be out soon.


Personally, I absolutely love this piece.

My Art God is Nephertem. The Egyptian god of Beauty, Sunrise, Art, Incense, and like many other Egyptian gods a diversified portfolio of other Godly Duties.

I have a small altar to him and in keeping with tradition i offer sweet cakes on the altar when i need art help. it may just be the act that helps to opne me but whatever it works. especially when i add Zebra cakes. for being a Lion headed God he seems to appreciate the pun with great gusto and i end up getting face fucked by a muse within hours of this act

Japanese mythology fan boy moment.

Kitsune! EEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Okay, I'm recovered.

Re: Japanese mythology fan boy moment.

I second this squeeee.

Re: Japanese mythology fan boy moment.

I third it. (appropriate for 3 tails, nu?)

Knowing when to stop is an important life skill. I'm trying to properly phrase this so it'll look good on my resume.

as my domain is threetailfox - of course I love this! I have a friend going to Duckcon - will you have this with you there?

I will definitely have prints, and probably the original as well!

Ee! Foxie! So cute! Must hug!

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