I ended up really loving how this piece came out. I framed it and it’s hanging in my guest room. You can have a copy, too, if you like: It also lends itself shockingly well to throw pillows, bags, and chiffon shirts.
One of the great things about art is that any time you pick up your tools to play with them, it’s worthwhile. You are practicing. You are learning. Even that time I picked up ink sticks and smudged out a firey horse from memory, trying to familiar myself with the way the colors move and… Continue reading Smudging
Been getting in some grunt sketching practice. I forget how important that is until I do some and realize just how much better I get when I’m really focusing on what I see vs. what I think I see.
I started working on designs for a painted boot, and ended up really loving the fox I painted for practice. Now, you can love the fox, too. Available on a variety of products at Redbubble and Society6.
Apparently most artists go through a blue period. It’s because blue is such a wonderful color. So much depth and feeling and warmth and comfort and richness and….you get the idea. Also, that black-like color? I mixed that. On purpose. Progress!
Watercolors still mystify me. Every time I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, I realize that color mixing is still so, so far outside my comfort zone. I mean, mixing red, blue and yellow to get brown, on purpose. I haven’t done that outside my color wheel project yet. I need to carry my… Continue reading Zebra
I bought an orchid at the grocery store awhile back. I’m fairly certain it was last winter, actually. I enjoyed its flowers, and have dumped a splash of water on it roughly once a week ever since. It put out 4 more leaves, and then a few weeks ago started sprouting buds. It’s been so… Continue reading Orchids