Rose Red & Snow White-from the brother's Grimm's Fairy Tales- A
poor widow once lived with her two children in a lonely little cottage.
In the garden grew two rose-bushes, one red and the other white, and
because the children resembled the roses they bore, she named one
Snow-White, and the other Red-Rose. The children loved each other
dearly, and whenever they went out, would walk hand in hand. If one
said: "We will never leave each other," the other would reply: "Never,
so long as we live," and the mother always said that what one had was
divided with the other.
They are 11 1/2" tall x 5" wide x 5" deep. They were hand sculpted from
epoxy over an armature. The skirt base is metal. There is a vintage
clock gear at the bottom of their skirt. Their hair is natural white
& black mohair. I hand painted them in layers and sealed them with a
They are available in my etsy shop for now: https://www.etsy.com/listing/118232238/steampunk-conjoined-twins-art-doll-rose
Thanks so much for dropping by and having a peek! xo Michele
Just finished Sleeping Beauty, she's an 8 x 10" part sculpted, part acrylic painting. She has black roses, pearls, skulls and vintage watch gears entwined in her hair. Her eye lashes are also vintage clock gears. The leaves on the ground are from a vintage Mother Goose book.
In the locket on her forehead, is a tiny canvas painting of her true love the prince.
She is available in my etsy shop! http://www.etsy.com/shop/michelelynchart
I also finished Snow White, which is sold already.
If I don't get back this way- Happy Turkey Day everyone!! xo Michele
Thought I'd share the first painting I did in a series of fairy tale paintings I'm doing. Meet, Red, 8 x 8" sculpted in epoxy, acrylic on wood. The trees are pages from a very old Mother Goose book. She's sold. I cant' believe how quickly the holidays are approaching! I always think I'll be ready and I never am! I'm still mourning the loss of summer! xo Michele
I've been busy painting this week for Swoon's upcoming show in Cali, Get The Lead out. This painting is titled "Don't Tell" and is 8 x 10" face, hat and arm are sculpted out of epoxy, acrylic on wood. Here is the second painting I'm sending:
"Wanted" 8 x 8" face, hat & antlers sculpted out of epoxy, acrylic on wood.
I've also been busy sculpting little ornament dolls for the Fifty Dollar Friday I do on my fb page every once in a while! Tomorrow is the day! I have 7 of them, it's first come first serve. No reserves or layway paments with this special pricing. I will be posting the finished picture of them at 7 pm central time on both my personal and my art page. Here is my facebook art page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michele-Lynch-Art/177238942307655 The first one to email me with which doll they want at that time, I will send you a paypal invoice :) My email is firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions just let me know! xo Michele
Meet Emma & Sophie, conjoined twins and keepers of time for the Soul Sucker...
are 10" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 2 1/4" deep. The clock still works and is
electric. They were hand sculpted from epoxy over an armature. Lots of
vintage brass clock gears on their chest and sides. I also added lace to
the top of their bodice and their wrists. Their hands hang from
antiqued flattened brass chain. Brass pieces are in both of their eyes.
Their hair is natural white mohair. I hand painted them in layers and
sealed them with a matte finish. Emma and Sophie are a one of a kind
collectible. They are titled, signed and dated.
It's getting to be that time of the year and I've added a few tree toppers to my etsy shop! You could easily set them out all year then just put them on your tree, either Halloween or Christmas (maybe both!)
All Dolls Are Art doll convention in Texas is now open for registration!! Yours truly will be teaching 2 classes there that weekend. Come out and have some fun with us!! http://www.alldollart.com/index.html
I was wondering, when you start a painting, doll, whatever your project is, do you plan it out, sketch it out? Or do you work on the fly? I've done both and it seems to depend on the project for me. Some things come to me in my mind completely whole and don't go away until I sculpt/paint them exactly as I see them in my mind. Others come to me in bits and pieces. I see part of it. Like the above painting I just finished, I saw the girl with the alligator on her head, with her umbrella, but I wasn't sure on the background. So how do you work? Do you then wait and let it peculate in your brain until it becomes clear? Do you sketch until you figure it out? I'm curious on how others work. I sketched her out, and still wasn't clear on the background, I thought I wanted vintage pages of text on the background, so I laid that down and sculpted her face and the alligator and sketched out the rest. Nope, that still wasn't it. So I played and along the way, the journey became clear. So by knowing the adventure from start to finish would I have missed the journey? What are your thoughts on how you work? Do you enjoy going straight to the destination or enjoy the journey to your finished artwork? xo Michele
Registration for classes at Artistic Figures in Cloth and Clay is now open! I'm teaching a one day class on a doll similar to Maddie in the picture, but of course it's all up to you! You bring everything you want to incorporate and together we'll build the doll! You can register for the class here: http://www.cyndysdolls.com/AFIC%202013CntrlInfo.htm
Also I'm teaching a 2 day workshop on building a larger doll, like this one:
Nevermore found her way home from Art Doll Quarterly! I was so excited to see her again! I've added her to my etsy shop, she comes with a complimentary copy of the magazine she appears in.
I've also added some more pendants
My etsy shop is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/michelelynchart
For this weekend, if you use the coupon code LABORDAY at check out you will get free priority mail shipping, within the US! Have a great weekend, stay safe & dry! xo Michele
I started doing some 5 x 7" paintings, I thought it would be a great way for everyone to be able to afford my artwork and they look great grouped together! The bottom two sold before I go them in the etsy shop, but the little bee and the Jaclyn in the box are still available. The little bee in is my etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/michelelyncharthttp://www.etsy.com/shop/michelelynchart Jaclyn will be in there probably tomorrow. I also added this little Jaclyn in the box:
She's sculpted out of epoxy on a vintage children's block and hand painted.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! It's finally cooled down here a bit and it's beautiful to sit out on the deck in the evening with a glass of wine! xo Michele
I have to say those dang ruffles about drove me insane, both sculpting and painting them! She's pretty large 24" tall and heavy! She will be on her way to the Auguste Clown Gallery in Australia. I was also finally able to take some time and make some prints of the paintings I've been doing lately
Available in my etsy shop, here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/michelelynchart
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I am hoping a little cooler weather finds it's way here soon or rain! Rain would be wonderful, although I think it will have to rain for a solid week to start to make a dent in the drought we have at this point. Back to work for me...xo Michele
I have been a bit crazy lately (okay crazier than normal) I was finally able to leave my full time job, and get back to arting full time. Since I left 3 weeks ago, I have been accepted into 3 new galleries and was working like a mad women to get everything done. I decided to take a little break from the gallery work and create some jewelry pieces for my etsy shop. I hope to have some prints of the bigger paintings up in the shop soon too. IF I got good enough photos of them. I am by no means a good photographer. It's not the camera, it's the operator! Anyway, if you see a piece you like in the above photo, you can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/michelelynchart Hope everyone had a good weekend! xo Michele
I finally got my fall issue of ADQ yesterday! I
so love this issue there are tons of people I know and love in there!
Here's a peek at my doll Nevermore and her article. Congrats to all the wonderful doll artist in the issue! XO Michele
16 x 20" have to wait for her to dry before I can frame her. Oil & epoxy on canvas board.
"The Alarm" 36 x 12" Oil and epoxy on canvas. On her way to Auguste Clown Gallery in Australia
Sorry I've been a bad blogger! I really have no excuse, except maybe I'm addicted to facebook? Here's my face book fan page if you're like me and are addicted lol,
11 x 14, mixed media, oil on canvas board. She looks great framed. I'll take a pic of her framed later. She also still needs a title. I had this dream twice in the same week. So she came out in a painting.
Chimney Sweep painting is finished! The raccoon girl and the other big painting are in oils and still drying. Chimney sweep is in acrylics, 16 x 20. He's going into an ornate frame, which I still need to paint. Happy Memorial Day!
New paintings! The first one "Lost" is 16 x 20 , the second "Betty" is 11 x 14. Lost is oil on wood, sculpted face and party hat. Betty is acrylic on wood, sculpted face and hat. Both on their way to Pop Gallery in Santa Fe as soon as the oil dries! xo Michele
I'm like most artists, I've been creating something for as long as I can remember. I have explored many types of media and love experimenting with new things. Mixed media seems to be where my heart belongs. I can combine my love of painting, sculpting, adding found object all into one. The Steampunk Soul series evolved after I took a job with a corporation--the Soul Sucker. I hope you enjoy my artwork! xo Michele