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“I Move the Stars for No One” – Labyrinth Piece Complete!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“I Move the Stars for No One” – Labyrinth Piece Complete!

Hey everyone – my latest painting opens at Gallery 1988 today for their new show “3o Years Later”. In true Gallery 1988 style – artists were asked to make a piece inspired by movies created 30 years ago in 1986. Considering I was born late 1987 – it kinda makes me feel a bit old lol! The movie Labyrinth however did in fact come out in 1986 and therefore was my inspiration for this show. It was a tough call between that and Highlander… but I think I made the right choice in the end πŸ˜‰

 

I Move the Stars for No One painting by Christina Ridgeway

“I Move the Stars for No One” – 24 x 33 cm – oil on canvas panel

 

I’ll tell you guys a secret though, I hadn’t actually watched the movie until recently. You’ll laugh at me but I have this semi-fear of those weird rubbery robot/puppets they used back in the 80s (like in Neverending Story). They really creeped me out as a kid so I avoided most of them lol! Anyway… judgement time over. My son and I watched Labyrinth together and we both really enjoyed it, creepy puppet things aside.

 

Close up of Sarah in painting

 

I wanted to capture a bit of the magic from the movie in my own painting, but at the same time keep it soft and simple. It just so happened to go perfectly with the title in the end.

 

I Move the Stars for No One framed and hanging

 

Here she is all dolled up in her silver frame! Show opens today, March 25th in Los Angeles – so if you are around be sure to go check it out πŸ˜€ Should be a lot of awesome art there inspired by a whole year of awesome movies.

If you are a lover of Labyrinth and want to adopt this lady for yourself – get in touch with the lovely people at Gallery 1988 πŸ™‚ gallery1988west@gmail.com

She is $695 including the silver frame – and I do hope to come out with some prints on my Etsy shop once the original has sold so keep your eye out! If you’d like to be the first to know about print releases like this – sign up for my monthly newsletter:Β http://eepurl.com/rVxnv πŸ™‚ My lovely newsletter crew get to know about everything first so it is the place to be!

Have a fabulous Easter weekend everyone and I will speak to you all soon! <3

“Of Golden Hearts & Feathers” – Hawk Painting Complete!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Finished Work, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“Of Golden Hearts & Feathers” – Hawk Painting Complete!

Hello my lovely friends! I am pretty excited to share this painting with you – over the past few weeks I have really grown attached to it, its process, its meaning and how it turned out in the end. In a lot of ways this really feels like the first painting of 2016 – even though IΒ  finished a few smaller works in January – this is the first full concept and large scale painting this year. As such, I wanted a brighter lighter painting which exuded the emotions or qualities I wanted to hold onto going forward from a rather tumultuous end of 2015…. and so “Of Golden Hearts & Feathers” came to life.

 

Of Golden Hearts and Feathers

Of Golden Hearts and Feathers – 45 x 65 cm – oil on linen

I wanted to create a painting which showed an inner strength, as well as a touch vulnerability/delicateness. The hawk to me fit perfectly as a spirit animal and guide for this piece. To me they have a very special kind of strength, which branches from tenacity and perseverance rather than brute force.

 

close up shot of the hawk

 

This painting also let me try out a proper baroque background on a proper Belgian linen canvas *swoon* – time consuming but so worth it. I absolutely love this style. It makes me feel like I am in an old world, before mass machinery and metals. Something raw, slightly twisted and alive in its own wild magical way. To me, the pathway leading into the sunrise really is the foundation of this painting. Keep strong and follow the path forward.

 

close up of girl's face and hawk

close up shot of girl's hand and dress pattern

 

“Of Golden Hearts & Feathers” measures 45 x 65 cm (18 x 25 inches approx.) and is available for sale πŸ™‚ I will be painting the sides black so she will be ready to hang with or without a frame. I do offer payment plans, so if you are interested in giving her a new home feel free to write to me! contact (a) plantiebee.com

 

side angle shot of painting

painting hanging on wall

 

I hope you all like my newest piece! I will be working on a lot of gallery shows from here until the baby is due in May *yipes!* Only 3 more months – crazy how time flies by.Β  So keep your eyes peeled for new paintings coming out soon, easiest way to do that is by signing up for my newsletter on the right-hand side of my blog πŸ™‚

<3

“The Four Horsemen” – Large Apocalyptic painting complete!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

“The Four Horsemen” – Large Apocalyptic painting complete!

Hey everyone! Today I get to share with you a commissioned painting which I started late in the summer last year. It is a very large oil painting on linen and was inspired by an old interest/theme, which I actually originally worked on in 2013! The Four Horsemen… awesome πŸ˜‰ Even more awesome when all 4 are women! This time I got to paint them all together on one canvas – hope you like them!

 

 

The Four Horsemen - oil painting Christina Rigdeway

“The Four Horsemen” – 26 x 44 inches – oil on linen

 

I love painting on linen. I don’t think I have ever painted on anything that suits me more – and this was the first time I got to paint so large on this type of canvas. I picked the Scottish highlands as my background, probably influenced by the fact I was listening to the Outlander series at the time! But it made for a good dramatic setting for my riders πŸ™‚

 

Four horsemen - overview

 

Because the painting was so large (26 x 44 inches – 66 x 112 cm) a lot of pre-planning went into it. However, as I mentioned, I had painted the 4 horsemen before! I wanted bring in little elements of those older paintings into the larger new one. 2 of the models were even the same this time around – which was fun to shoot. Any old followers out there see which ones are the same as the 2013 models?

 

Famine and War - The Four Horsemen

Pestilence - The Four horsemen

 

The original inspiration to paint the horsemen of the apocalypse actually came from the show Supernatural. Hands down my favorite season of that show was with the four horsemen (especially Death, am I right?!) and I wanted to recreate them for myself. Lucky for me – I was commissioned to do so all over again!

 

Death - The Four Horsemen

 

That’s it! I am still a bit undecided over prints for this painting – since it is so large in real life my thoughts are that it would only look good as a large print. At any rate, if you are interested, pop me a message so I know! Those are officially all of my 2015 paintings posted *phew* – it was a solid year for art no doubt and I hope to continue to trend upwards in 2016 πŸ™‚

I hope you all have enjoyed the beginning to your new year!

The 12th Planet – Anunnaki Painting Complete

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Okay, I know this painting is in no way new. In fact I originally started the project way back in the spring of 2014! It was a gift for my husband, who loves ancient alien theories (well so do I, but he has really studied and engaged in the topic) and really wanted a painting from me for our home.

That being said, the moment I was done with her she was whisked away and put in a frame and hung, lovingly, in our bedroom. I never had the chance to properly photograph her or even varnish her…. until today! So may I officially present my painting of an anunnaki… “The 12th Planet”, named after the book by Zecharia Sitchin!

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The 12th Planet – 45 x 65 cm – oil on linen

 

We first started getting into ancient alien theories through the show (you probably could guess πŸ˜‰ ) Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. Since then, my husband has read and acquired many books on the subject and even veering off onto interesting spiritual ideas and concepts.

The 12th Planet in her frame

 

When coming back to this painting after a year long break – I made several changes. I knew that the Anunnaki were meant to be incredibly tall but also very pale with white hair. I changed the sky into a celestial starscape and really tried to make the whole thing pop.

 

close up shot of feet and offerings

 

The Anunnaki were worshiped by the ancient Sumerian people as gods and their records show that the Anunnaki used primitive human beings to mine gold for their home planet Nibiru. I added small touches a long those lines across the bottom of the painting.

 

lamassu statue close up

 

I added the ancient guardian statues, Lamassu, into the painting as well to protect the temple and the ancient goddess. Those statues are possibly what took longest of the entire project.

 

close up of anunnaki's face

 

I love having this painting hang in my bedroom, it wouldn’t be the same without it! Thank you for all your kind words and support regarding this piece of work even though I haven’t been able to post a proper final image until now!

If you are interested in having a copy of her in your own home prints are now available on my Etsy shop in 2 different sizes. If, however, you’d like an archival print bigger or smaller than the listed prices – no problem – just message me here or on the shop with the size you are looking for and I can arrange that for you πŸ™‚

Hope you all had a fantastic New Year and look forward to sharing more art like this with you in 2016!

“Unity” – Celestial Portrait Complete!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Finished Work, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“Unity” – Celestial Portrait Complete!

Happy holidays everyone! The days are getting darker up here in the north and evening candles and slippers are the norm. It has been awhile since I made a painting of my own inspiration/desire/wants, so creating this was really wonderful and healing. The idea has been circling my mind for a few months and it wasn’t meant to be something fancy or groundbreaking… it was really meant to feel uplifting and spiritual.

 

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“Unity” – 16 x 20 inches – oil on linen

 

Ever since January, my spiritual journey has grown and evolved and settled into my artwork. To me it has been more about awareness of who we are, where we come from and what our current reality is attempting to teach us.

 

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In this portrait I wanted to just connect to that energy and the cosmos. I have been painting quite a lot of full body figures lately and I haven’t been able to spend as much time on my favorite part – the face – as I would have liked. This painting was a real pleasure for me to create.

 

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When I look or work on it I get a sense of peace. It takes me away from the day to day and brings me back to a place of togetherness. I do believe we are all connected, we are all cut of the same cloth/light and we are all here to do one thing: experience and grow. We all know that isn’t the easiest task but hey these are lessons we’ll never forget right?

 

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“Unity” is for sale to if you would like to give her a home πŸ™‚ She measures 16 x 20 inches and is painted with oils onto Belgian linen, stretched professionally in MalmΓΆ. Just send me an email! I do also take payment plans: contact (a) plantiebee.com

Thanks everyone, I hope you all like my new celestial portrait. And again – I am wishing you all the very best this holiday season <3

Underneath an Oil Painting – Different Underpainting Techniques

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Opinion, Tutorials | 7 comments

Hey guys! I wanted to create a fun blog post going over a few of the different underpainting techniques I have tried over the years – their results and which I like the best! There are quite a few different routes you can take when you want to tackle an underpainting, even if it means not painting one at all.

Creating an underpaintings is useful for determining values, creating a solid base, and also helping to create luminosity if applied correctly. As a self taught artist myself – I soak up a lot of the information around me and experiment with it. I am not saying I am an expert or a master but for those who are new or intrigued to the practice of using an underpainting read on!

 

1) Tonal/Grisaille Underpainting

 

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I am goingΒ  to use a few example from work I created during my solo show πŸ™‚ I actually used several different techniques over the 8 months I worked on that collection of paintings. The first was a brownish underpainting, one layer in acrylic then in oils and then! Color on top. Needless to say this route takes a really long time. I want to make a special note that I think it is much easier using a Raw Umber-like color mixed into the black and white underpainting.

I have also done pure grisaille underpaintings which were just black and white and nothing else and I felt like the greyness of the underpainting dulled the colors on top. Now this is most certainly due to some mistake of mine, so it is just a cautionary for yourself.

Adding Raw Umber, English Rose, Burnt Sienna or another warm brownish color to the mix really does help keep the colors bright in my opinion. It is what I did in the picture above!

I created this underpainting with lots of detail, it was like a near complete painting which sat underneath the color on top. You could create it much looser and use more opaque painting on top to create defined shapes.

Pros: Makes painting color on top much simpler as 90% of the details are in place. Gives a good map of the values you want in the painting.

Cons: Takes a long time to create/dry.

 

2. Pigment & Turpentine

 

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The next underpainting technique which I have tried is using another reddish brown color and black paint watered down with turpentine to create a very loose sketch. I learned this technique from Scott Waddell, who is an amazzziiinng realistic painter. I bought one of his instructional videos and he uses this technique (though admittedly when he does it it looks a lot prettier πŸ˜› ) for all his portraits. Now, it does work a lot differently on masonite board than it does canvas. Above I painted this on masonite board where it doesn’t soak in or latch on the same way and drips and is runny – but it works!

This created a really nice warm underpainting for many of my solo show pieces. Paint which went on top was not as opaque as it was with the full on acrylic & oils underpainting above but it dries super fast, within a few hours, so you can go ahead and add color on top of it in the same day.

Pros: Dries very fast. Can be as loose as you want, making it a fast process. Creates decent base.

Cons: Drippy, messy. Doesn’t cover the board as thickly so paint on top isn’t as opaque, more layers.

*Note* I have also tried this same combination but with white. Didn’t like it as much but it does create a more opaque underpainting.

 

3. No Underpainting At All!

 

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I also have just said screw it and just started painting straight on the board πŸ˜› Did it necessarily save me time? No, not in this particular case. Did it feel like I could just get to it a lot faster? Yeah of course. I was under a lot of time pressure when I made this piece and I didn’t want to go all gung ho on the underpainting and hey – I think it turned out very nicely anyway. A lot of the values and so forth which are usually determined in the underpainting just have to be built up otherwise. Your underpainting essentially becomes the first layer of color which you leave to dry and add layers on top.

Pros: Could potentially save time, at least initially.

Cons: Will require more paint. No values mapped out. Just winging it πŸ˜‰

 

Conclusion – I think no matter what kind of underpainting you choose you can still create a cohesive body of work. There are pros and cons to each and I would recommend you experiment yourself and see what works best for you and your art!

I personally like the watered down pigments the best as I am often working on a deadline and want to get things mapped out asap. For others, especially hyper realistic painters, the full on grisaille is definitely their weapon of choice! Pay attention to how your favorite artists begin their paintings and don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is how we all learn, grow and expand!

What is your favorite underpainting technique? Do you have another which you think works really well?

Thanks for reading guys, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

 

 

Heart Chakra – Into the Woods Painting Complete!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 0 comments

Heart Chakra – Into the Woods Painting Complete!

Hey everyone – here at last is my painting for Haven Gallery‘s “Into the Woods” show, opening October 10th 2015. The forest has always been a source of inspiration for me, as any of you who have followed me for awhile will have seen that pattern time and again! I grew up next to the woods. As a child is was this endless world, foreign and full of magic – so removed from daily life. As a teenager it was a place of respite. So it is always easy for me to imagine worlds centering around the woods – when you enter anything can happen.

 

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“Heart Chakra” – 11 x 14 in. – oil on linen

 

My contribution to the show has a personal note to it, as it would! When I heard the show’s theme I immediately thought of a meditation session I had several months earlier. I had seen my heart chakra, a deer centaur (which may be called a Cervitaur, you guys can confirm that!) bounding into a dark forest terrified asking me not to follow. It was a very striking and memorable image and I wanted to rework it for this show.

 

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I wanted to make this Cervitaur not so much frightened but wary… she is wandering into the dark part of the forest and leaving the light, yet holding it still within her heart. The message is to keep the light with you even if you must go into the unknown, the frightening, the deep… we all have that journey at some point in our life, just never forget the light-being you are in the process.

 

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“Heart Chakra” measures 11 x 14 inches and is painted with oils on Belgian linen. It has been framed in NY in a beautiful gold baroque frame…so lovely and detailed. I will share photos of it once images from the show opening are released! If you are looking to give this painting a new home please feel free to contact the gallery owner: info@havenartgallery.com

And if you are in Newport, NY from October 10th – November 15th do check out the show in person! <3

“The Golden Key” – Grimm Painting Complete!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“The Golden Key” – Grimm Painting Complete!

Hey guys!
So the next gallery show I have coming up is something very season appropriate… “Grimm Fairy Tales”. This show is for The Dream Factory in Frankfurt, Germany. It is always nice doing a show on my side of the world πŸ™‚ and everyone loves Grimm! Especially the dark, nitty gritty tales… however!! I decided to do something on the lighter side πŸ˜›

 

 

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“The Golden Key” – 10 x 11 in. – oil on linen

 

This is actually the 2nd Grimm painting I have done in my painting career, the first one was really dark with blood and missing body parts…all that good stuff. But for this painting I wanted to find a bit of a lighter story. Well, that might be a bit of a stretch but I wanted to at least find a piece of a story which had a bright moment! So, I turned to my trusty Grimm book! This was a gift from a dear friend who found it in a used book store in NYC, dated back to 1899.

 

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I found this story, which was entitled, “The Old Woman in the Wood”. That doesn’t make for a very appropriate painting title since the main character is actually a young peasant girl! In true Grimm fashion the peasant girl has bad shit happen to her when she goes into the woods…After being assaulted by a band of robbers a magical white dove hands her a golden key!

 

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She breaks into the evil old woman’s cottage, steals stuff, releases the white dove from the curse and wa-la….receives a handsome prince πŸ™‚ Not too bad, not too bad! Not to mention, the heroine is the one kicking butt in this tale! Though in my painting she does look pretty sweet and innocent ^_^ Gotta watch out for those.

 

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“The Golden Key” will be on view from October 3rd – 31st at The Dream Factory! This painting as already sold, but I have no doubt there are tons of amazing Grimmy paintings by a great round up of artists in the show, so check it out! πŸ˜€

Have a great Samhain season everyone!

 

“Sisters of Babylon” – Sumerian Goddess Collab!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 1 comment

“Sisters of Babylon” – Sumerian Goddess Collab!

Hey guys! My first gallery show of the season is coming up and it is one I am very excited about. I took part in Modern Eden‘s last Artist Collab show back in 2012 and I enjoyed it so much that when they asked me to do it again I jumped on it! I picked Tammy Mae Moon to be my collab partner. Tammy and I have been friends for a long time, in fact she was a major inspiration for me when I started painting again back in 2011! We both love folklore and ancient stories and I knew we would have no problem at all coming up with a concept together ^^

 

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Sisters of Babylon – 20 x 20 in – oil on linen

 

So we started scheming! It was pretty obvious, being who we both are, that we were going to do a pair of goddesses πŸ˜‰ I really love Ancient Aliens and all those ancient astronaut theories so I knew a bit about Sumerian lore. Tammy knew this and she picked the two Sumerian goddess sisters Ereshkigal and Ishtar. Ereshkigal is the goddess of the underworld, she is definitely the darker energy sister whereas Ishtar is the goddess of the livingΒ  realm as well as fertility and love ;). I made a bunch of concept sketches and we decided upon one where the girls were close up on the canvas with a beautiful Babylonian garden in the background.

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This was the very baby-start of the painting! I chose to paint Ishtar as after a long dark solo show I wanted something on the brighter side! I had left a space for Tammy’s character to the left hand side and had started to fill in the background. Tammy promptly told me that she was going to paint her own background!! (lol communication fail) and what you see there on her side is exactly how it looked when it arrived on her doorstep.

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A week and a half later my half of the painting was coming to life! That stone arch in the back probably took me the longest πŸ˜› All the little details like the little strands of hair and the gold on her cheeks were so much fun.

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After 3 weeks of painting my half of the collab was complete and she was sent off to Tammy in the states. It was hard to imagine what it would look like complete with so much empty space! But it didn’t take long to find out πŸ˜€

 

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When Tammy sent me this shot I was just over the moon. Up until that point I hadn’t seen any of her concepts or where she planned on going with her character. And since I had been staring at that blank spot for a month – seeing it all of the sudden with a blossoming girl was awesome!

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When the real detail and color came in and you saw the two girls side by side…. both Tammy and I were totally in love! I think it is a real special experience making a collab, especially with a long time friend. We know each others work really well and even have some of each others in our homes so seeing them mixed together is a real awesome thing. It is a real art baby!

 

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So you guys can see why I am excited about this show! Not only is it our own art baby but there are a bunch of other artists who have created collabs around the world, which is just spectacular. If you are lucky enough to be in San Fransisco from September 12th to October 3rd please do go check it out at Modern Eden Gallery! And take pics for me!

If you would like to adopt “Sisters of Babylon” and own our art baby please do contact Modern Eden. They are super sweet and friendly ^_^ info@moderneden.com

Daughter of the Forest – Painting Complete!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in Finished Work, Oil Painting | 0 comments

Daughter of the Forest – Painting Complete!

Hi everyone! Here is a closer look at my new painting “Daughter of the Forest”. This is a commission piece – done with oils on linen canvas. It is the largest piece I have been able to do on linen so far measuring 24 x 36 inches, which was quite the treat! I haven’t done many works on linen as of yet – but I have really been enjoying the process ^_^

 

 

 

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Being such a large and detailed painting, it is much easier to see all the little nuances in the detail shots here on the blog. The client wanted a painting of a woman with predatory animals. The first thing that popped into my mind was a throne in the woods – with the animals standing guard around her.

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I wanted to make it a bit elaborate as well, as there was so much space on the canvas to create my own little world. There are little wolves in the background and deer racing through the forest… as well as the cosmic sky adding a spiritual feel to the space in which they inhabit.

 

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I chose the wolf and the mountain lion as her central guards. I hadn’t painted a wolf in many years and the last time I had he was also a protector figure. I have been wanting to paint a mountain lion, however, for a long time and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try!

 

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I had a great time creating this painting. It has a real positive feel to it actually, it makes me happy when I look upon it. It took me around 2 months to finish it – from concept sketch to final glazing. I am glad I got to share its progress with you guys on social media and I look forward to sharing with you everything else there is to come!

 

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I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the summer!

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