I’m behind on sharing here some of the projects and random stuff I’ve made this year! So maybe a new blog series is in order?! That seems to be the only way I consistently post. :)
First up, I finished this Georgia portrait in May. I did a similar one last year and I liked it so much that I wanted to do another but much bigger. This one is 24 x 24 inches and it’s currently on display at the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s members show.
I got this idea to draw and share my childhood foods after reading a graphic memoir called From Lone Mountain. I just liked the way he shared stories and bits about his life and somehow this childhood foods idea popped into my head. I kinda lost interest by the time I got to dinners. \_(ツ)_/¯
Then recently I drew my current favorite drinks. I need to do stuff like these more often just to keep in the sketching habit.
You may remember that I moved my studio into our dining room a few months ago? Well I hated it… but we did like using my old art table for dining and games. I ended up moving my studio back to where it originally was and picked up this new rolling table from Target. I like this space so much better and immediately felt like my creative mojo was back.
A local hotel invited me to be a part of this group project of altered album covers. They bought a huge lot of albums and some were in bad shape and couldn’t be played/used. Each artist chose some albums from these “rejects” and altered the cover in some way (paint, collage, etc.) but keeping some element of the original album.
I really had no ideas for this project when I selected my albums but I loved the attitude of that woman above and I was somewhat conscious about choosing several that featured women. The art director mentioned that “geometric” was an element to the decorating in the rooms where these will be displayed and so that was really the only direction I had in the beginning. I took photos of the albums and played around with different geometric ideas in Procreate before painting directly on the cover.
It turned out to be a really fun project. I’d work out my idea on one day and then paint the next day. Repeat 4 times and I had my series. Here’s a little video I made of the painting process:
And now currently I’m working on a dog portrait. This is a commissioned piece for a couple who like Pop art and bright colors. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a dog portrait and this is my first one working this large.