Wednesday, May 26, 2010

IF: Early

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

Solo Show at Urban Grind (NE) invite

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 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

A&S first coat

It's now inked and has the first layer of washes on it. It reminds me of a comic right now. I plan on building up the color of the characters and leaving the background light and washy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A&S sketches

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.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Liv Ana Altenhofen

My attempt at being creative with a needle and thread. This embroidery of baby Liv Ana Altenhofen was done for my friend Pam, as a gift at her shower.