I hope you all had a creative weekend!
Monday, March 31, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This was an experiment I did a few months ago where I limited myself to a specific color palette and created several paintings. Thinking back I think I used:
Indigo, Cobalt Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo Turquoise, and a bit of flesh color on one of them. I also used some white ink and white colored pencils on some of them. I was really happy with the cool colors. I used one of them on my own holiday card - I wanted something that felt wintery without being overtly in support of one winter holiday over another!
A couple of these have some but two are still in my Etsy Shop.
In other news - Thru Sunday March 23rd, spend $75 or more in my etsy shop and mention this offer, & get a free unframed mini painting . ( I can also sell you a frame at cost if desired.) this will be a new mini, not one of ones already on etsy - though I can take requests for colors, etc. pass the word! The minis are ~3x3".
Monday, March 17, 2014
This is a watercolor I finished recently. It is 9x12". It was inspired by some of H. P. Lovecraft's stories, with a lot of input from my own imagination. The architecture is inspired by Islamic architecture, run through an Arabian Nights filter.
I guess when you are an artist, you are making creative soup all day long. Your ingredients go in, what you chose to look at, read, explore... But you never quite know what is going to come out. I don't think I am done with this idea yet, so don't be surprised if you see some more sea creatures emerging from my watercolors.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Early in the year I started working on some larger pieces to use in future shows - though one sold already. Which was actually kind of nice. I still have 1 watercolor in the works which is about 11 x 17 or so - huge for me. I hope to get it done soon.
And I've done some pen and ink work - started a new pen & ink sketch journal & have done some work on a new comic.
And more recently I've been painting some miniature watercolors to go in these great frames I've found. They are a lot of fun to paint. Painting them is like eating potato chips. The two square ones shown here are 3x4". to give you an idea of the size. and i use tiny little size 0 brushes to do the details.
so much art! so little time. i have so many lists of ideas for more things i want to make. And I also work full time. So I do my best to do as much art as I can by not having much of a social life and not keeping as tidy a house as martha stewart. and i don't even get to read as much as i would like, though i do listen to a lot of audio books while i am painting!
Two of these little guys are available in my Etsy Shop.
More news, here is an event coming up that I will be at - please come and join me at
What do you think of my little guys?