Saturday, December 31, 2016

new painting - Dinami

mixed media (ink and oil on paper), 5x7"
This is my last painting posted on Every Day Original for the year 2016.  It's been an amazing year on EDO!  Thanks to all!  And Happy New Year!

Dinami
5x7", mixed media (ink and oil on paper)

(this painting is sold)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

new painting - Juno

new painting - Juno

mixed media (ink, gouache, acrylic) on yupo paper

art is approx. 5.5 x 8" on a 9x12" surface

posted and available on EveryDayOriginal.com
click here for the link:
Juno - EveryDayOriginal.com

Juno helps to remind us to stay curious, and that wandering is a wonderful means of discovery.

This painting is sold


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Describing Life's Journey and Experiences Through Art

Just got back from instructing at The Fantastic Workshop, and have a lot to post about that.. but wanted to also share my post on the Muddy Colors blog from a few days ago.
Describing Life's Journey and Experiences Through Art - A brief string of visual metaphors and expressive pictorial descriptions.
Click this link to read it on MuddyColors.com:
Muddy Colors - Describing Life's Journey and Experiences Through Art

At The Fantastic Workshop, I did a presentation in which I read what's in that MC blog post, and showed a slide show behind me of the images that are in the MC blog post.  I feel like that was a really great way to present this as a whole.  But if you weren't there for that, I hope you enjoy the article!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

new painting - Anne

oil on board, 5x7"
new painting - Anne, oil on board, 5x7"

I was commissioned to do this painting, and enjoyed building layers of texture (which are difficult to photograph, and as always, the painting is better to view in person. :)  )

(this painting is sold)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

new paintings, IX9

Holding On and Letting Go, oil on canvas, 24x30"
my booth space, part of it
finished a few paintings recently in time to show at IX9.  Here are some pics of the paintings as well as my space at IX. 

Had a great time as always!
Aria, oil on board, 20x30"

Melt Back in the Wave, oil on board, 20x30"
my booth space, mostly paintings with some drawings on the right

Friday, October 28, 2016

new painting - Iris

Iris, oil on board, 5x7"
new painting - Iris, oil on board, 5x7"

I posted this yesterday on EveryDayOriginal.com and it sold pretty quickly.  You can still view the post with more images and info here:
EveryDayOriginal.com - Iris

Iris helps to celebrate the unique and beautiful qualities that we have.

(this painting is sold)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

new small painting - Zela

new small painting - Zela, oil on wood, 5x7"

Zela is the quiet movement in the sky and the earth. 

Available at EveryDayOriginal.com
Click here for the link to the painting on EDO:
Zela - EveryDayOriginal.com

(this painting is sold)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

10 Things About Being An Artist Married To An Artist

Ron and I did a Q&A for Muddy Colors - 10 Things About Being An Artist Married To An Artist - We've heard that weird myth over the course of our lives: "artists shouldn't marry another artist", and I recently read a comment on FB that expressed that same notion, even saying that they advise artists not to marry other artists. I thought it would be good timing to use this as a talking point for a MC article because it happens to coincide with our anniversary. :)
Click here for the link:
Muddy Colors - 10 Things About Being An Artist Married To An Artist

Friday, September 2, 2016

the light of undazzled eyes

acrylic on book pages, 6x9"
another sketch in the book of kells transformation sketchbook - acrylic on book pages, 6x9".  The words on the left page are the text on the book page showing through, which read "it's a sacrificial victim who gazes on the light of undazzled eyes"

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

new small painting - Lyla

5" diameter total, oil on wood
Lyla
5" total diameter, oil on wood

Posted and available at EveryDayOriginal.com
Click here for the link:
EveryDayOriginal.com - Lyla

Lyla brings positive nocturnal energy.

(this painting is sold)

Monday, August 29, 2016

a Sketch for ArtOrder's "The Journal"

sketch of Tree Woman in Kakusu Forest
8x8", graphite on encaustic board with digital sepia
This drawing will be included in ArtOrder's The Journal - this is one of the pieces in my two-page spread.  My pages will have a combination of drawing, painting, and quotes, and this is one of the elements on those pages.
The Journal is "a collection of masterful international artists, from various genres and industries, creating the ultimate art journal."
I'm honored to be a part of it.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

new painting - Yuki

new painting - Yuki
oil on board, 5x7"

Available on EveryDayOriginal.com - here is the link:
Yuki on Every Day Original

Also, since my day to post on EDO and post my article on the Muddy Colors blog happen to be on the same day, I posted a step-by-step on MC - lots of pics of the progression and info about the process.
Here is the link to the Muddy Colors post:
Painting Progression - Yuki 

(this painting is sold)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

recent features in ImagineFX Magazine

ImagineFX June 2016 First Impressions
 I've had a couple recent features in ImagineFX magazine - June 2016 First Impressions and August 2016 Artist In Residence.  They're quick Q&A type interviews, sharing a little bit about myself, my studio, thoughts, etc - Have a read if you'd like! (click/download for best results, if you want to zoom in to read)
ImagineFX August 2016 Artist in Residence

Thursday, August 18, 2016

new painting - Rhiannon

oil on board, 10x10"
new painting - Rhiannon - oil on board, 10x10"

painted for the Perfect 10 Group Show at La Bodega Gallery in San Diego, CA

Opening reception is Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 6-11pm

(this painting is sold)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

new painting - Hold True

oil on board, 20x30"
new painting - Hold True - oil on board, 20x30"

This was painted for an upcoming Imaginative Realism show at Abend Gallery in October. I'll post more details about the show soon!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

new painting - Vyku

5x5", oil on canvas mounted on board
..new small painting - Vyku
5x5", oil on canvas mounted on board.

Vyku is a conjurer who helps to find direction. Summoning answers from aspects of all sides of a concern or issue, she helps to arise at a conclusion through thoughtful problem-solving and meditation. Posted and available on EveryDayOriginal.com.

click here for the link:
EveryDayOriginal.com - Vyku

This painting is sold

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Artist Inspiration - Herakut

"I can share with you my memories of freedom, but how to get there we all need to figure out on our own."

Posted a new article on MuddyColors.com - featuring the work of graffiti artist duo Herakut.
Artist Inspiration - Herakut
I am moved by their art every time I see it, even if I've seen it many times before. If I had to describe it in just one word, I think that word would be “truth”.

You can read the article here:
MuddyColors.com - Artist Inspiration - Herakut

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

new painting - Ramla

acrylic and oil on book page
new painting - Ramla - 6x9" mixed media - acrylic and oil on book page, mounted on board.
Posted and sold on EveryDayOriginal.com

Ramla brings the balance of sensitivity and perseverance, along with peace and harmony. The presence of Ramla gives us faith and reminds us to trust our abilities, ignite our internal powers, and seek out new adventures.


Friday, June 17, 2016

the angels are missing

acrylic and graphite on book pages
..another two pages from my book of kells sketchbook - acrylic and some graphite on book pages, with a lot of sanding and scraping.  The words on the left page are from the text on the book page underneath showing through, which read "the Angels are missing". (6x9")

Saturday, June 11, 2016

differ on occasion and hit the high note

differ on occasion
 Two more painting sketches in my book of kells sketchbook.  Both are acrylic and graphite, with some sanding, scraping and palette knife.  The words on the left pages are from the text on the book page showing through.  The first one reads "differ on occasion" and the second one reads "hit the high note".
hit the high note

Friday, June 10, 2016

Point of Vision exhibit at Society of Illustrators

Veno, oil on canvas, 24x30"
My painting, Veno, is included in the Point of Vision exhibit at Society of Illustrators - Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction.  The Opening Reception is tonight - Friday, June 10th, starting at 6:30pm.  For more info, click here: Society of Illustrators website
and here: article on Muddy Colors website

The show looks pretty incredible.  I'm honored to be included.

Friday, May 27, 2016

new painting - Kai

Kai - oil on board - 5x7"
new painting - Kai, oil on board, 5x7" - posted and available at EveryDayOriginal.com 
Kai embodies the power and calm of the sea and has the healing energy of green obsidian.

(this painting is sold)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

kells sketch - the whole being, spanning up into all

...another sketch in my book of kells sketchbook - acrylic, and lots of sanding and scraping. The words on the left page are from the text on the book page showing through, which read “the whole being, spanning up into all”. (9x6”)

to see more of my book of kells sketches, click on the Transformation Sketchbook tab.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

There Is No Darkness But Ignorance

Philosopher Meditating by Rembrandt
Posted a new article on MuddyColors.com
There Is No Darkness But Ignorance
"We all should be developing and acting upon the skills and insights that we're capable of. We should not be allowing ourselves or those around us to become unreflective and complacent with the ignorance that seems to be making a place for itself in our current surroundings."

You can read the article here:
MuddyColors.com ~ There Is No Darkness But Ignorance

"There is no darkness but ignorance."
~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Saturday, May 14, 2016

kells sketch - draw the mysterious

acrylic and graphite on book page, 4x6"
Here's another painting sketch from my book of kells sketchbook - acrylic and graphite on book page (4x6"), also with a ton of scratching, scraping, sanding, and scribbling using the handle of the brush. The words in the bottom left corner are from the text on the book page showing through - they read "draw the mysterious".

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

new painting - Lani

new painting - Lani, oil on board, 4x4".  Available at EveryDayOriginal.com.

Lani is a seer who casts her visions into the atmosphere in the form of foretelling weather patterns.

(this painting is sold)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ruya in Spectrum

oil on board, 11x14"
Happy to announce that my painting, Ruya, was selected to be included in Spectrum this year.  Thank you to the jury, and a big thanks again to Darla Wilshire for the commission.
For more info about Spectrum, visit www.spectrumfantasticart.com

Saturday, April 2, 2016

new painting inspired by Letters To A Young Poet

oil on board, 12x16"
 New painting inspired by the book Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke for the Dream Covers show (Artists Illustrating Their Favorite Books) at Krab Jab Studio in Seattle, WA.  The show reception is April 9, 2016.  6-9pm.  Visit the Krab Jab website for more info:
KrabJabStudio.com
Also, you can read a bit more about the show and see all of the artists' paintings in Lauren Panepinto's article on the Muddy Colors blog:
MuddyColors.com
This painting is available through Krab Jab Studio.
oil on board, 12x16"
**update** my painting took 2nd place juried pick in the Dream Covers show, announced on the night of the opening.  A big thanks to the jurors!  The show will be up til May 7th, and if you're in the area, I definitely suggest stopping in to see all the wonderful work.  All the work is also available for viewing and purchase (**edit - sold) through the KrabJab Studio website.

(this painting is sold)
flier for the Dream Covers show at Krab Jab Studio

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

new painting - Faye

Faye - oil on board, 5x7" (sold)
new painting - Faye, oil on board, 5x7"
Available on EveryDayOriginal.com

Faye dwells among the oaks of Elfin Forest.

this painting is sold

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Using Unconventional Painting Tools

new Muddy Colors article - Using Unconventional Painting Tools - I share a bit about the different tools I use for mark-making.  Check it out at MuddyColors.com
click here for the link: Using Unconventional Painting Tools

Thursday, March 3, 2016

new painting - Venus II

new painting (oil on wood, 11x14") for the upcoming Venus show at La Bodega Gallery - an all women's exhibition - the reception is this Saturday March 5th, 5-10pm. The show runs til March 16th. 2196 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

new painting - Lady of Mermaid Inn

new painting - Lady of Mermaid Inn
oil on board, 5x7"
posted and sold on Every Day Original here:
EveryDayOriginal.com - Lady of Mermaid Inn

Also, because my day to post on EDO coincided with my day to post on the MuddyColors blog, I've posted a bit of info about the painting along with some progression images on Muddy Colors here:
MuddyColors.com - Painting Progression - Lady of Mermaid Inn


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

sketches from the Legendeer trip to Yosemite

ballpoint pen and gouache with leaf
I finally got around to taking some pics of some of the sketches and quicksketch plein air paintings I did when I was in Yosemite for the Legendeer CA expedition last year (Legendeer CA 2015).  The experience was wonderful beyond words - from the beautiful people who gathered together for the adventure to the beautiful views and hikes we went on - a memorable experience to say the least.  We spent each day hiking and sketching, divided into small groups, and then would meet back at the campsite to hang out, talk about our experience and sketch some more - a lot of times around the campfire into the wee hours of the night, to wake up the next day and do it again.  Our guides were wonderful people with a true love for the earth and what they do. They taught us so much about the environment.

oil on board, each painting is about 8x10"
I brought my easel and oils on a couple hikes (a big shout-out to a couple fellow Legendeers that were so kind to help me carry my stuff because I had a broken hand and was definitely not back to functioning at 100% yet!), and always had my sketchbook with various materials to sketch with.  I also picked up different leaves and things along the way.  A couple of these sketches I've posted have the leaves stuck to the pages of the sketchbook, and I sketched around them.  I was drawn to the pattern in the them that had been chewed by bugs, and thought it would be interested to try to incorporate in a sketch somehow.  The plein air paintings are about 30 minute each. The far left painting of the 3 posted here got a bit messed up from carrying it wet in my bag after painting it.

On the last day, we had the pleasure of painting Paula, who was nice enough to sit for us for a bit.  That day, it rained a little too, which was a great way end the amazing experience.
oil on board, portrait from life

ballpoint pen and gouache with leaf
I also added a bit to a couple of pages in my book of kells sketchbook, inspired by the Yosemite excursion:
acrylic on book pages with words "help to engage" showing through from text on page underneath


Monday, February 15, 2016

new painting - January

oil/acrylic on book page, 6x10"
new painting - January, 6x10", oil and acrylic on book page mounted on board

commission/sold

Friday, January 29, 2016

new painting - Selene

Selene - oil on board, 8x10"
Selene - oil on board, 8x10"

Selene is the light in the night sky, and her quiet song guides all who pause to listen.

Posted and sold on EveryDayOriginal.com