November 6, 2013
Ivy the Aristocratic Urchin, pencil on cold press paper
A drawing re-visited. I kept opening the drawer, seeing her look back at me. Tonight I decided to fix some of the things that bothered me when I first started this drawing. Now I feel better.
Find this drawing here in my shop.
November 5, 2013
In 2010, I did more sketching than painting (much like 2011 & 2012). This sketch, in particular, stuck in my mind
After moving and finding more space to stretch out, I decided to do what I proclaimed I would do in 2010… I started experimenting with oils. Rough starts and panels full of half conceived ideas abound.
But rough paint sketches weren’t getting me anywhere so I decided to just go for a fully conceived, planned painting.
I knew which sketch I wanted to work from right away. I cleaned up it up and transferred it to a pre-prepared panel and have added layers over the last few months (timidly at times). I’d leave it alone for a few weeks (afraid of destroying it) then I’d come back.
Mesmeric – oil on wood
(better images coming soon-ish)
I wouldn’t really call it finished. For one, it’s still drying and will eventually need to be varnished. For two, this just may be one of those things that is never really finished. Because I need it to be a sort of alterable map while I work on new paintings (of which, there are a few already in progress).
October 18, 2013
The last of the Little Reds
Today in my shop, a new Little Red & The Wolf!
Find them together or as individual paper doll kits in my shop (found in the Paper Dolls section).
Hope your autumn is nice!
September 27, 2013
Today in my shop!
Little Owl Athene
I decided to try something new and have decided to offer this particular paper doll as a printable PDF in my shop. You can download it for $4 and print it directly. The articulation is simple so it’s quicker to assemble yet it’s extremely expressive. It’s a relatively quick, fun Halloween ornament or toy.
It’d be great if it could help fund my next printed project. Most importantly, the inspiration and completion of this paper doll all fell delightfully into place. I love it when that happens!
September 24, 2013
A couple of new Halloween themed greeting cards have hit my shop this afternoon. I couldn’t resist re-visiting my Matryoshka Halloween painting from 2007.
September 11, 2013
Strange Serenity oils
Someone you’ll meet in the deepest depths of the garden.
My first foray in full color oil painting… I have been experimenting with technique and surfaces for a while now without a single painting completed until today. This first finished painting isn’t overly complex on the surface but there are many layers of color.
September 5, 2013
Fizzy Kitties a little halloween-y gouache painting
I’ve been feeling so inspired & I’m waiting for some other paintings to dry. So I painted this piece that I sketched out last year but never had a chance to paint until this week. Full Autumn Anticipation has begun!
September 4, 2013
Dust is cleared away.
Recollect gouache painting