Thursday, February 22, 2007

Not quite finished...

.. but it's getting there.

Still have a few details to finish, but here it is as of today.

I just realised today as well, the paints I am using are nearly as old as the movie the original photo is from. I am still using my set of oils a friend from high school got me in Holland in 1976. Yup, only three years younger than JCS itself. Weird....

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Scrapbook pages then and now

Since I had the great opportunity to see Jesus Christ Superstar for the second time (the first was in 1994, then again last month), I decided my scrapbook pages documenting these two events should match. Because they also housed my autographs from the stars, I didn't want to file them away in an album where I couldn't enjoy them. This is something I haven't done before; acutally mounting my scrapbook pages on the wall:

Along with my signed Jesus Christ Superstar album, here are the four pages that I completed. I redid my 1994 pages so they match this year's event:

And here are 2007's pages (last one is just showing the booklet open):

I found five frames at Micheal's specifically designed for record albums for only $8 each.. these worked great to fit both the album and the scrapbook pages!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Homemade Valentines

I made Valentines for hubby and daughter this year... they are both about the same, simply squares of different patterned paper glued over cardstock. A window was cut out of the front and a heart cut from patterned paper is raised on foam squares from inside the card to peek through the window.

Simple but effective. Inside is stamped "I" and "U" around the heart.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Oil painting progress

Not quite done yet, but here's a shot of the progress so far:

I now have to wait a few days to let this layer set so I can finish with the fine details (hair, crown of thorns, robe). And yes, that's a glass of red wine at my work table... the trick is to quit EITHER the painting or the wine before you ruin your work! ;)

Can't wait to get this finished...

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Fan Art Then and Now

I wasn't lying... when I got up the nerve to tell Mr. Neeley I had been a fan since 1973, I could prove it. Other than my original long-play record (complete with inserts), the only other JCS item I had I made myself. I may not have the original anymore, but I kept a photo of an oil painting I did shortly after seeing Jesus Christ Superstar when I was just 13. When I met Ted Neeley for the first time in 1994, I actually screwed up the courage to show him the photo... he was impressed with the "sculptured" neck I gave him! ;) I have such mixed feelings about this painting; it really looks NOTHING like Mr. Neeley, but I think it was my first attempt at portrait painting... ah well.
1973 oil (when I was 13 I had this hanging in my bedroom!)

I haven't painted a portrait in years; and today I was so in the mood to draw. So I have begun my second Neeley painting - 33 years later... so far I've just done the underpainting on a small 8 X 6 canvas board. Next I'll do the color overlay. Obviously, this JC is much more "scruffy" than the simple style I had in my early teens!

2007 painting begun (right side)
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