So this is what I've been up to. More to come.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Totally inspired by this assignment!! Follow me on instagram to see more
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Monday, March 7, 2016
I was fortunate to win a free spot in Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells Bootcamp!!
So for the next 5 months I will be busy tapping into my Illustration roots.
I'm so excited about this because it really has been since college that I've flexed these muscles except for my sketchbooks.
It will be so fun to see what comes out of this class and how my style will emerge and evolve.
Our first assignment focuses on the hair styles of the 1920's - kinda my wheelhouse so I'm diving right in
My painting is still happening - don't worry - I am painting away in the studio getting some big art ready for the summer.
follow me on instagram where I'll be posting about both projects almost daily
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
People are my jam. I mean I paint them and draw them ALL the time. Can't get enough. When I'm talking to someone I am preoccupied with how to paint them, what colors in their skin. Painting people is my jam.
But lately in my studio I have been putting on music and painting like this. Abstract.
Getting lost in the colors, the materials and the vibe. Kinda loving it.
Abstract summer is my new jam.
Isn't she cute? It is square which I LOVE and the pages are thicker than the usual - 140 instead of 90 I think. That means it takes paint much better - no warping!!
and my latest drawing obsession: Dudes with Beards.
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Soon I will be doing an instagram painting giveaway so don't miss out
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Cleaning my studio and clearing my head to make room for some new art. Bigger art and a more free vibe.
My studio space is not huge and longer than wider - it is only 10 ft wide!
Space is at a premium, especially storage space for paintings.
So over the next week or two I will be posting some here for sale ON SALE in the hopes that they will find good homes and get up on some walls to be seen!
This is the first and honestly I love this painting. The pigtails, the color, it works. Link to purchase is below.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Killing many birds with one stone on this night : keeping my skills up, getting to paint with a room full of talented artists, keeping the kid busy, quality time with son and he made a few bucks! Win,win, win.
Here is my friend Kerry's painting of Harry
Monday, February 1, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
Well January flew by.
I'm at the beach a lot walking the dogs and heart rocks fill my pockets. Resisting their charms is impossible for me. Remember I wrote this post about collecting heart rocks? I'm still at it.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
These were done with my pre-K class of 4 year olds.
I had them trace a circle and after we looked at photos of snowflakes and talked about them a bit they had to draw their own. They used light blue and gray crayons at first - this avoids the "I can't see what I'm drawing" comments that are inevitable if you give them white. Trust me.
When they were happy with their design we went over their lines with white crayon - rubbing down super hard. (I find they draw so lightly and timidly sometimes. I am constantly trying to get them to make firm clear lines. Why is that? I blame markers.)
Next I let them loose with the water colors. I had planned on them just using blue and purple but they had other ideas and that was fine with me.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Remember last weeks Studio Peek? I'm busy painting those big panels. Stay tuned.
Here is a little beach painting - one of my favorites and still kicking around the studio.