Expressive Florals on Vintage Paper

Vintage books are one of my love languages. I love the way they look lined on the shelf. The way they smell and how they feel in my hands. I especially love the old books that are tattered and falling apart. They make you slow down and gently open their pages. There is something amazingContinue reading “Expressive Florals on Vintage Paper”

New Art Print – Female Figure

This painting was an experiment in layers. I started with different colors and very textured brush strokes. Then layer upon layer was added until I achieved the color I wanted. I used mostly acrylic paint, but I did use oil paint to tone the second to last layer. The final layer was about smoothing thingsContinue reading “New Art Print – Female Figure”

How other mediums mix with water-soluble graphite

Water-soluble graphite is a type of graphite that is soluble in water, which just means it can be dissolved. Now, regular old graphite can also be “spread” with water a bit, but the water-soluble graphite will actually dissolve and become ink-like when it’s wet. It can be moved and spread over a surface, much likeContinue reading “How other mediums mix with water-soluble graphite”

Charcoal with Digital Elements

I’ve been working on a new Series of Charcoal Drawings mixed with Digital Elements. After taking Renee Mueller’s Collected Stories class I explored drawing with Charcoal again, but I found that bringing those drawings into Adobe Fresco or Procreate I could then add digital elements to finish the illustrations. By adding the digital elements IContinue reading “Charcoal with Digital Elements”

Mixing Charcoal and Adobe Fresco

I’ve been taking the “Collected Stories” class by Renee Mueller, so I’ve been doing a lot of charcoal drawings. Charcoal drawings are a bit intimidating for me. I’m not sure why since it’s how I started as an artist when I was a young kid and I always make my way through a drawing, butContinue reading “Mixing Charcoal and Adobe Fresco”

Which song will you sing? Finding the passion that drives you

Each creative must actively wade through the uncertainty that comes with the very act of creating. Whether creating art, music, or the written word…each must explore, question, play and experiment with their subjects and voice in order to find where they sit comfortably and authentically as a creative person. Creatives can’t sit by and waitContinue reading “Which song will you sing? Finding the passion that drives you”