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.
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 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″
My latest painting – I was going to call it “Still Waters,” but then a friend told me that it is so “Game of Thrones.” So, I never watched the series. Maybe I need to check it out…
My latest painting: Crow Dance. Only took 3 months to finish :-). What drew me to paint these crows is the attitude and interaction between them. I like the ambiguity that I don’t actually know whether they are mating or fighting over food.
It was so much fun making this painting, adding many layers of slightly translucent paint to build up the depth and subtle color tones.
It’s official. The name is on the door. I’m getting an art studio in the newly re-imagined Studio Door gallery in Hillcrest. The gallery grand opening is next week Saturday 12-7pm. 3867 4th Ave.
The “50 To Watch” book has arrived and it looks terrific. Two of my pieces are included! The actual show runs from April 5th through May 15th in two locations: 1. The Studio Door, 3750 30th Street and 2. City of Solana Beach, 635 South Highway 101.
My painting “Mystical Messenger” was accepted into this international juried show. The show was curated by Jenna S. Jacobs, the Curatorial Manager of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The show runs from February 2nd to 27th, 2015. There are two locations and openings: The Studio Door, 3830 Ray Street, Opening Reception: Friday, FebruaryContinue reading “The Crow Show – An Homage to the Raven”