making valentines – hand lettering and gellis
So the ‘official’ start of summer was eons ago the unofficial mark is today, the 4th of July. We had our first hurricane, ART. appropriate. . A lighthouse seems like the perfect ART piece to celebrate summer. I will be painting some big dogs today, and just finished a really romantic commission from groom to… Continue reading some.some.some.summer
No its not another ‘cheesy’ valentines day post , I did that last week – it’s a present. It’s a list of ‘happy’ words. Cut them up, transfer ’em – do whatever you would like – use ’em in your artwork… i only ask that if you repost or pin that you share using my… Continue reading I love you.
In an effort to keep on track with the ” building a collection thing” , here are four bird works . They will become the basis of design so each will build out into collection. You probably can see the similarities to the sketches from last week – hopefully . Working like this is hard… Continue reading Keeping on track …
here are my ‘morning’ sketches from this week. I was trying to NOT be symmetrical & I think I achieved that . It’s making me a little uncomfortable – but that’s the entire point – to stretch your ideas. I find them silly – and whimsical. I am always going for whimsical and I am… Continue reading Brilliant Little Birdies – the beginning of a collection
Karl the Contractor is busy in the basement adding a bathroom on the same floor as the studio – (there goes my art exercise – that is running upstairs to use the bathroom) and, god forbid, a ‘kitchen’ . It seems to me that this space is becoming a ‘man cave’ – complete with spear… Continue reading The refreshing odor of freshly cut lumber and art space restrictions
Commissioning: For this, I am so thankful. I love creating the art that people have said “I need that – but would you please do this….”. It makes me feel connected to the collectors and very happy that my work speaks to them. However, I hear a lot of people openly ‘criticize’ my subject matter… Continue reading Commissioning, the Opinionator and Evoking Emotion