Month of Love: Love is All Around Posted on 19 Feb 2015
It's Week 3 over at Month of Love! This week's theme is "Love is All Around" - we were encouraged to get out into the world and find a real life love story to illustrate, but since a) it's cooooold and b) there is no love in Maine, I stayed inside and drew a portrait of my dog and her lost love, Pato.
For a long time, my dog Tiki was completely inseparable from her stuffed yellow duck (the one she was allowed to pick out herself from the rack at the pet store). I haven't seen them hanging out much in recent months, though... I often wonder what it is that drove a wedge between them, and whether either of them misses the closeness they once shared.
Month of Love: Diamonds Posted on 09 Feb 2015
Now that February is here again, it's time for Month of Love (the weekly art challenge masterminded by Kristina Carroll). This week's theme is "diamonds."
Casting around for inspiration on the theme, I came across an article on the Koh-I-Noor diamond; once the largest diamond in the world, it was gradually chiseled down to an eighth of its original size by various owners who wished to improve upon it.
Thumbnail concept (left) and 8x10" pencil underdrawing (right).
Every Day Original: Sunset Ride Posted on 16 Jan 2015
5x7", oil and acrylic ink on paper.
Snapshots from the process: pencil/white charoal, acrylic ink, and oil glazes.
One Fantastic Week Posted on 14 Jan 2015
Is that... could it be...??
Every Day Original Posted on 15 Dec 2014
I was recently invited to participate in Every Day Original - a site that offers small, affordable original works of art, with one new piece posted daily.
Each artist is assigned a specific day of the month to launch their work; mine is the 16th, so my first piece will be available tomorrow! Here's a preview of the small oil painting I'll be offering this month:
A pet!Be sure to check back in at Every Day Original tomorrow morning at 10am Eastern for a full view of the piece and a chance to possess it (along with the correlating Tiny Piece of My Soul it contains). While you're at it, check out the backlog of awesome originals from the rest of the EDO artists - there are some gorgeous pieces available that we, the internet-going public, are fools for not having purchased already.