Chevy

August 6, 2010

This car was one of the hardest things I’ve painted. There was no leeway on if it had to look realistic or not, usually I draw organic subjects where it doesn’t matter. But I needed this to look like that specific car, since it’s for my friend who knows everything about cars. I hope he likes it!

Art Chicago

April 30, 2010

I was able to get free tickets to preview Art Chicago this year.  Didn’t get to see nearly everything, but still fell in love with a few pieces. Read the rest of this entry »

Life-size Nudie

April 21, 2010

I just finished this piece for my canvass maker. He said he wanted a naked lady, so this is what he gets.  Every time he’d cross me I’d threaten to paint him a fat ugly naked dude, but I couldn’t follow through. Not sure what to name her yet, but I am open to suggestions.

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April 13, 2010

“Bird”

I fell in love with screen printing back when I took a workshop at Columbia. I have none of the equipment to properly screen print so this is my make-shift version. I used wax paper cutout of the images and placed it on the painted background, working my ways to the foreground. reverse stenciling I guess. The bird was the opposite, or regular stenciling. I liked the clean edge finish (would be clean if i wasn’t so sloppy) and the unveiling effect of ripping off the wax paper to reveal the final piece.


Where have I been? It’s been too long since I’ve been a part of the blogging scene, but I couldn’t avoid it any longer. Having so many blogging friends, all I ever heard about was blogging this and blogging that. I’ve formerly dabbled in the livejournal scene but am ready for a change here.

First things first, I am not a writer. Which may be why my livejournal failed and I lost interest. I find anything with writing to be intimidating; I can’t spell, my grammar is terrible and my vocabulary is that of a fourth grader. I am a visual person, I like pictures.  I am an artist.

Painting, drawing, illustrating, photography; they’re what I love. Hey, we all gotta express ourselves right?

For starters here’s a link to my website, diannamcnicoll.com ,you can see a few things that I’ve worked on so far.  No worries, I’ll keep you posted on current and upcoming artsy fartsy ideas.  Till then, it’s good to be back!