My latest painting of a roadrunner is inspired by a beautiful photograph by Erica Lea. She recounts that she was chasing a butterfly with her camera when this Greater Roadrunner hopped on a fencepost to announce to the world that she was pestering him, and watch out! I was drawn to its attitude and couldn’tContinue reading “Roadrunner”
Author Archives: Christina Schulz
Black Lives Matter
I feel so honored that my work “Black Lives Matter” is featured on the cover of Skipping Stones magazine this quarter, a nonprofit youth publication that offers a forum for communication among children from different lands and backgrounds. Christina writes: “As President Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘I don’t like that man. I must get toContinue reading “Black Lives Matter”
Guitar Auction Fundraiser
***The Guitar Auction went live today and bidding is open!*** Check out the Raven Guitar I painted for the ArtReach San Diego fundraising auction. 31 artists were selected to paint brand new, fully functioning, electric guitars earlier this year to raise funds for art eduction. You can see all 31 painted guitars in the catalog. Continue reading “Guitar Auction Fundraiser”
In August, I rejoined The Studio Door, this time as a regular exhibiting artist. I just updated the wall with my new work and I’m so happy with the way it looks.
I thought my new raven paintings would make for cool art cups. I like the way they turned out.
Experiments on Paper
Sketching with charcoal is fun, but I missed the color. Here are my first experiments with laying down colored texture layers in acrylic and drawing my subjects in charcoal on top of those.
Getting Back to the Drawing Board
After I had to give up my studio space due to the covid shutdowns, I decided it was time to get back to the drawing board – literally. I went back to plain paper and charcoal and started sketching. Here are my favorites:
Happy Valentine’s Day “Together Forever” – Raven Couple, 18”x12” acrylic on wood “Ravens are monogamous, and the bond typically lasts for life. Ravens select their partners in the autumn, following impressive acrobatic displays. Following pairing, the duo preen each other, and usually support each other in aggressive interactions with other ravens.” —Blogpost, Scientific American
The Making of
The making of my latest raven painting. After my initial sketches I start laying down thin layers of colors. For this one my initial idea changed quite a bit from the second to the third stage when I decided to mute the colors and bring more cool colors into the bottom part. The last photoContinue reading “The Making of”
My latest abstract figure painting. It’s part of a series I’m working on called “Guardians of Forgotten Places”. They are inspired by photos I took of shadows.
More fun with watercolor mixed media. This one is inspired by the Bald Eagle.
I was curious what would happen if I painted the same bird multiple times with different techniques, colors and backgrounds. These are all painted in acrylic on watercolor paper.
Live sketching jazz musicians at the Studio Door last night. A little nerve wracking to sketch in public, but also super fun.
I had almost forgotten how much fun it was to work with Watercolor Mixed Media. This one was inspired by a Little Blue Heron.
Thought I give the crows a break and paint a cat this time. And I discovered acrylic paint markers – they are so much fun! acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 20″