Was asked to assist in creating a logo for a new boutique (if you're near Callahan, Florida, you can see this in real life!) It was a 2 day quick rush job but I think it turned out pretty good. And they obviously managed to make a massive store front sign out of it! Very cool!
And by artist, I mean cat. And by help, I mean walk across. Did this fun painting of jellyfish and left it on the table to dry. Lo and behold, a 4 legged furball decided this was a great place to wander about. Look for the one lonesome paw print surrounded by floating jellyfish. Thanks for the assist, kitty.
....means drawing inside!!!! Decided to take the show on the road and head to the Natural History Museum in Washington DC. Obviously they have a lot of really cool exhibits and all the animals are great at holding very still for their portraits to be done. Like the opossum here just hanging out. Received a new white gelly roll pen in the mail and thought it would work great on black paper. I wasn't disappointed!
Participated in Art on the Avenue this past weekend in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Such a great turn out every year and this year didn't disappoint. A lot of great artists and buyers. Always a good combination. It's a one day show so it certainly makes for a long day for the artists, but I can't say enough good things about the whole event. I highly recommend it to both artists and art lovers alike!
Its been awhile since I've done some plein air oil painting and this seemed like the perfect time. I have to say, I am absolutely loving the colored backgrounds to start on. Just a bit of red peeking through makes all the difference. Look for my final piece under oil paintings!
Well, it was inevitable....I purchased my first computer. whew. I don't understand a lot about it but just been playing around. Took this picture of the screen...on the left is the photo of my painting I took. Has a real green feel to it. So I (somehow) managed to transfer it to the computer, crop it, and play around with it enough to get the colors close to right. Crazy. Never thought I'd see the day where I'd figure this out. Next step......prints.
Inspired by my friends dog, I did this portrait as a donated piece to a local art group. Apparently out of 150 small squares donated, they chose 6 to frame and raffle off. And pretty Pickles is one! Such an honor!
I've been dabbling a lot in pet portraits lately. Its fun and challenging to try and capture their personalities. I've also come to find there are many people who do this sort of thing with such a variety of styles. I've been digging through Instagram looking at all the different ways people capture animals.