I've been filming myself painting and drawing a lot lately. It's fun! This one turned out surprisingly well, considering I was working with no sketch, just eyeballing it as I checked my photo reference. As it happens, I did manage to get the proportions of the pond wrong, but I think you'd never know if… Continue reading Acrylic and ink painting of a secret garden
I'm in a couple of artist communities online. It began with the free course I took part in over the summer by Louise Fletcher, which in turn convinced me to take the full paid course. Lots of un-learning and breaking down barriers, some of which I wrote about a couple of posts (and a number of months) ago. Since then I've been painting a lot, and this weekend I did some ink painting in a concertina sketchbook. Tap the image to read more.
March of the Ohms (2020) Acrylic and mixed media on 9" x 12" paper I took a painting class in the summer. Online, natch, being the first summer of Covid. I wrote about it in my last post— getting unblocked; unlearning so much that had weighed don my art practice. And since that class I've… Continue reading I’ve been making a lot of acrylic paintings on paper the past six months
I've been taking a class that's all about getting unstuck or kickstart a revolution in one's art. It's led by artist Louise Fletcher, who is co-host of a podcast I've been listening to for awhile now. I took her free one week taster course, and decided to jump in and do the full ten-week program… Continue reading A new type of imagery emerging
I've continued to do these masked portraits, though they've been meandering in different directions and styles. That's me, though. I think when I get to a point that I've done a number of things in the very same style I begin to feel like I'm just doing a sort of copy+paste art. Which is absurd,… Continue reading More masked portraits
When my office first announced that we would be transitioning to working from home, I imagined there would be so much extra time for things; I'd have time to write more here, time to make more art and perhaps complete a few projects that have been on hold. But it hasn't really felt like that,… Continue reading The therapeutic quality of art-making
I painted this little sketch from Friday night this afternoon, and finally made use of the goose-neck phone holder to record a time-lapse of it. https://vimeo.com/312606449
A bit of in-progress work for a travel project— a bit of an arts and culture map via watercolor. I find it sweet and endearing. But then I would; I've been working on it for two weeks, and have become rather attached. Can't explain it in full, as it's for a small audience, but I… Continue reading Cartographics color the way we see the world when we get there.
Last month I created more images using my watercolor paired with digital vectors technique, this time for some editorial illustrations. They were for an article suggesting things to do while in NYC based upon visitors' astrological signs, which was published earlier this month. These took a departure from my food illustrations, in that these form… Continue reading Watery interpretations of celestial superstitions
These candles, clad in two layers of glass, reflect and shimmer beautifully in the dim interior and caught my eye. I didn't spend as much time truly observing them as I may have; rather did a sort of lazy caricature or symbolized portrait of them.My scanner has a really tough time with these new cadmium… Continue reading Candles emitting a cadmium glow