Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Plague

I finally finished The Plague at 10 pm this evening. It took a total of 25 hours to sketch, paint and draw this piece of art into existence. I am SO happy with the outcome and very proud of this accomplishment. Here are some photos of the details and finished product. I will upload a proper image of this painting on deviant art tomorrow. If you want to see it in person, come to the Folk Yard: Fashion art show in Portland on February 15th at 7 pm at Boothster.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Painting...12 hours and counting.

I came up with an idea, scratched on a piece of paper with a fine tip sharpie, last weekend for a painting. I have been pinning images on an Idea board on Pinterest for months now and decided it was time to do something big. So last month I stretched a watercolor paper canvas on a home made wooden frame and just pulled it out to use. I have been saving it for something special.
I started working on the canvas yesterday and have already put over 12 hours of work into it. This is one of the largest watercolor paintings I have done and I know I still have at least another 12 hours before it is finished.
The subject is pretty dark and i am trying to think of a name for it. I will probably call it Famine or Plague, but we will see. I hope to show it at the Folk Yard show at Boothster in Portland on February 15th.

Here are some photos of the progression of the painting.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

IWTMYA Update!

I Want To Mail You Art Update:

I am happy to say I have now received enough entries to publish my first I Want To Mail You Art book! 42 people have sent me their notes, thoughts, art, addresses and random findings and in return I have sent them all original pieces of art, plus a bonus Holiday gift to 26 of the first people to enter. I have been planning on making this project into a book and eventually an art instillation piece in a gallery. I have not found the gallery yet and am probably going to wait for 100 entries. I am working hard on the book now and will post the information here and on Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler.

A big thanks to all that have already participated! This project is ongoing so please share the info with all of your friends.

A Postcard and Card I received in the mail.

Some art I made to mail out!

Awesome sticker pack I got in the mail!

One of the most beautiful, creative postcards I have received.

One of the many mailings I have done.

Monday, January 21, 2013

2012 Book Now Available!

Autumn Steam: An Art Journey Through 2012 is now available! This book took me countless hours to put together but it was worth it. I learned a lot this past year and hope to put all of my new skills to work in 2013.