Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Favorite new artist!

I just discovered the work of Lindsey Carr (AKA Little Robot) and it totally blew my mind. Amaazzziinnngggg! I'm in awe of her technical prowess, and I love the sense of quiet wonder that her paintings evoke. Her work makes you feel like a small child who has wandered into the woods and been willingly kidnaped by the world you always hoped existed somewhere.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another work in progress

I've started scanning things when I'm not quite done so that I can toy around with various colors on the computer before having to commit to paint. Figured so long as I had it scanned, I'd share the work in progress.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Alright, so clearly I'm not very good at posting regularly...

...but it was the holidays and then a brand new year and so on and so forth. Contrary to what one might think based on my total lack of blog posts, I've been a busy bee in my studio and have a lot of new things I'm working on. Most of them aren't finished enough to post, but here are some of the more finished pieces:

I need to come up with better titles for my paintings, I end up usually just naming things based on content, but I'm running out of permutations of "tree boat tail city head."

I also just made a masthead from my friend's really nifty project (which you should contribute to!)
I also just submitted a piece for ANOTHER really nifty project. The piece had to incorporate the text "It is a pleasure to meet you," and it had to be done in black and turquoise. I have to say, I ended up liking turquoise a lot more than I thought I would. I went through a pretty intense teal period of my life somewhere around fifth grade, and I hadn't really revisited that particular uncertain place between green and blue since. Perhaps it merits a second chance?

On a more somber note, I did something really, really stupid a few days ago: I somehow managed to wander off halfway through the process of washing my brushes and ended up leaving my two favorite paintbrushes submerged in a jar of water for two days. They're totally ruined. Sigh. I had thought I was finally at a point in my life where I could maybe trust myself with nice brushes, but I guess I've still got a ways to go on that one. RIP long handled red paintbrush and tiny little maroon paintbrush. I'll miss you!