Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oil Studies

I am totally a painter. I see the world in value and color, shapes and brushstrokes. Not so much lines. That's why I decided to start making little oil studies like these as compositional sketches. I get to explore new colors, practice painting, and find myself engrossed in the zone each time I make one. They are so fun! Here are two studies of new painting ideas. It will be cool to see how the final pieces turn out!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Progress on Shine painting

I made a few changes to this painting, thought I'd post an update picture!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Up Close & Personal with the Devourlings

Meet the bad guys! Here are two portraits of the Devourlings, voracious creatures who feed on human hearts (gross, I know...but all part of the symbolism).

Goooood morning!

It's foggy outside - likely to rain - and I am feeling inspired to stay inside and make some oil paintings!!!

Quick update on everything:
1. I'm in the process of curating my grad show. Had a meeting yesterday to determine which pieces/how many should be hung, and this week I'll be getting them framed. Exciting!
2. Painting as much as possible before the show so I can include more pieces from the Unicorn & Rainbows series. Meanwhile, I'm writing character bios and developing a basic storyline. I'd like to hire a writer and pitch the project to a publisher or network at some point.
3. Viva La Art! is in the process of pitching their "Artist's Signature" line to retail stores. They were in Vegas this past weekend promoting it all. I created a design for their t-shirt line and am anxiously awaiting to hear how the trade show went.

I'll be posting some studies and sketches soon. Lot's of things in the development stage =) Fun!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New paintings!!!

I am in a painting frenzy getting ready for my grad show on April 15th. I'm quite enjoying this! My goal is to make a new painting each week. Here's a look at the latest: