Monday, October 25, 2010
More digital images...
Still not sure how I feel that some of my illustrations have passed over to the digital stage. It may good for me in the long run but I prefer the squiggle of my pencil line.
Some thoughts on the proposal for the ODS holiday window display.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
My good friend and fellow illustrator Laura of Greener Bee out of Cleveland, OH and I are participating in The Sketchbook Project.
We are so excited about it because we are doing it together by sharing a blog and posting what we have created. Check it out at Art In Transit
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Here are the "show stoppers" at my first Portland solo show at Urban Grind Coffeehouse. The three on paper are the pieces I did for the show, the rest (to come) are from the last few years. The octopus sits nicely unveiled by the Blue Velvet curtains (that one goes out to you Dennis Hopper). The show is on Friday, June 4th 2010.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I found these bird screen prints done in 2004 while looking for some art to donate. I donated on of these prints plus another painting to Project Grow's Silent Auction, May 23rd. All proceeds went to building a yurt for visiting artists on their North Portland farm.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
1st solo show in Portland. Me and Portland have always had a good vibe with each other. The first time around, I became a designer at Nike within the first year of moving here in the mid '90s. My second time around (after being gone for 10 years), is my first solo art show within the first year moving back. Along, with two more shows lined up for this summer and fall (keep ya posted on those).
Monday, May 10, 2010
Funny with me and heirlooms...is that I would rather have a bowling trophy and an old peanut butter jar that my grandma used to put brown sugar in. Things like china cabinets filled with china or sparkly jewelry I could care less about. My elderly grandparents are starting the process of handing off their memories ~ which is so bittersweet. Thanks for the jar grandma, it will always have sugar in it at my house.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
There is such a beautiful rawness to a pencil sketch. A part of me always wanting to preserve it ~ which is what makes it hard for me to take it to the next step. Once I start inking it in and erasing the graphite ~ tighting it up and adding paint...all the softness goes away. Please forgive my bad photography once again, there are a lot more plants with shadows in my Portland garden.
This is the start of a painting for my friends Annie and Seth ~ for their wedding.