I’ve said before that I doodle a lot. For a long time, that was the only form of art I thought I was capable of. Now that I paint, my doodles have a purpose: ideas. I can’t just come home from my day job when I start itching to paint, but I have post-its and pens at my disposal. So I doodle. Some of them turn into paintings, and some of them don’t. But I enjoy the process as much as I enjoy the process of actually painting.
In the weeks to come, there will be some changes coming to my site. I’m going to update my previous posts with pricing information, and start a blog series. This may affect scheduling, but I’ll be sure to let you know!
I’ve been trying to work on my foreground skills lately. To do this I’ve painted very simple backgrounds just to get a feel for what could be there and instead focus on other aspects. I am liking the way grass is turning out for me! I hope you are having a great weekend!
Oil on Canvas, 12×16 inches
Hello, friends. As you know, I recently returned from my wedding/honeymoon/vacation to California. While there, I had the chance to see the most amazing natural sights I’ve ever seen. Today I’d like to share some of those shots with you!
Oil on canvas, 2.5×3.5 inches
Sorry this was not my usual morning post today! I am still off work and have lost track of the days a little bit. I’ve been doing a lot of painting now that I am home! This piece was done two weeks ago, and is dry enough to move without getting paint all over myself now.
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2.53.5 inches, oil on canvas
I’m back and officially wed! Once I’ve recuperated a bit I’ll be painting some of the wonderful places I’ve seen. I can’t believe how beautiful California is! I’m really looking forward to sharing some of those images with you in the weeks to come!
Hello, folks. This month’s newsletter is a little early because tomorrow I am flying out for my wedding/honeymoon! That means that not only is the newsletter early, but I will not be posting this week. My next post will be Tuesday, June 12.
This month I’d like to focus on some of my older projects. I mentioned this week that when I started painting, I used watercolors. Sometimes I miss the translucent layers that I have yet to achieve with oils. Looking back on some of my watercolors has inspired me to break them out again, so don’t be surprised if they pop up a few more times!
Before I even started watercolor paintings, I was a doodler. I remember drawing little faces and meadows in the margins of my Spanish homework, and once I was an adult I cut up scraps of paper at work and continued doodling in free moments. Even my tattoo was originally a doodle in one of my many notebooks. I still doodle on post-it’s in my down time, but now they are mostly ideas for paintings.
In another medium, I have been a crocheter since middle school. I have many, many projects, but here are a few of my more “artistic” pieces:
Sometimes, it’s only by looking back that we realize who we are. I’ve known for a while now that I am not only a writer, but an artist. And looking back at my past projects reaffirms this fact. I am excited to take my next steps forward, and am excited that you have joined me for the journey.
Until next week,