She’s a Dominatin’ Aviatrix!


If a doodle lives right, eats all its veggies, and cleans up its room…it gets to be a full-blown painting.

Reason for this one: I just like the way the word “aviatrix” sounds.


5 Responses to “She’s a Dominatin’ Aviatrix!”

  1. Cameron Says:

    It’s settled: If I ever write a book, you’re doing the cover.

  2. jaggedsmile Says:

    COOL! Will it have “aviatrix” in the title?

    Or how ’bout “onomatopoeia”, or “flabbergast”? Also favorites of mine.

  3. Kim K Says:

    Could you please tell me what steps you took to paint this. Did you do the background first or the drawing then “colour it in” I am an extreme novice wanting to do my first painting. Not epecting to make a career of it but just want to know where to start without all the technicalities.

  4. jaggedsmile Says:

    On most paintings I do a base drawing LIGHTLY on prepared (gessoed) canvas, then paint in the basic color areas beginning with the background. After I’ve put in all the large color areas, I go back in and begin adding detail.

    I work mostly in acrylics for my larger paintings, so the technique is a bit different than if you work in oils. In acrylics, it’s generally better to start with lighter colors and build up the darker areas- a lot like watercolor.

    Good luck with your painting. I’d love to see it when you’re finished. Do you have a blog?

  5. Wes C Says:

    Man o’ man I remember this one from way back when I house sat for you! Seems like it was still a work in progress at that time though (maybe not)

    Oddly enough this painting runs (or flies) through my head on occasion.

    My wife always says that I don’t like paintings with bright colors – now I can use this as evidence to the contrary – I remember stepping into the room and being assaulted by the sheer intensity of it!

    Y’know a painting this colorful is VERY difficult to pull off without it just looking tacky.
    Kudos Jeff – another job well done!

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