Thursday, December 30, 2010

End of the Year Clean Up

Watercolor on Bristol

It's amazing how teaching at three different colleges can put me in a tail spin during the span of one semester. Once I finish with a lesson I dump the bag filled with whatever material I was using in my studio until I can find time to clean it out. Well, I just did one of five totes tonight and found this watercolor study. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to finish it. I would like to say that I'll work on the chipmunk and spider but in all honesty that probably won't happen. Watercolors are fun but by no means are they my forte.

This will end up in my file of misfits. Unloved and unfinished. But I at least grabbed one swatch to use in a pattern repeat for your viewing pleasure.

Happy new year to all and may you find organization and cleanliness in your studio.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Watercolor Letters

Watercolor on Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

I rarely work in watercolor but I decided to play around a little bit with some old letter drawings. They measure a whopping 2.5 inches.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Holidays

The end of fall semester wrapped up this past Friday and my list of duties for Christmas break has grown enormously in the last month. I must say that some of the projects I will be working on are very exciting and I am looking forward to the process as well as the results.

In addition to GreenPrints interiors, a memory portrait, self promotion and learning a new program (yikes) I will be designing a small book on last year's "Krampus Challenge" for Jon Schindehette's ArtOrder blog.

For those illustrators who are not aware of ArtOrder I highly suggest you check it out. It's an insight into the world of an art director. Jon offers great advice for illustrators and introduces illustration challenges. It has become a great community to be part of.

The image above is the holiday card I designed for Dominick and I. We only had a few prints to send out and just dropped them in the mail today. I wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a whole lot of snow to play in!

Monday, December 6, 2010

5 Days on Ebay

I'm cleaning out my studio and am putting up an ebay store for 5 days of bidding. All small oils going for under $100. Go ahead....get a present for your mom.