Archive of ‘art’ category

MONTHLY ART CHALLENGE / APRIL

APRIL THROW IT AWAY This was BY FAR the toughest art challenge yet. From the moment I set out to make these challenges, this was the one that scared me the most but it was also the one I felt I needed the most. Before I go on to tell you how colossally I failed […]

MONTHLY ART CHALLENGE / MARCH

MARCH EXPLORE IMBALANCE You know that feeling you get when you’re balancing on something, maybe a paddleboard or a small boat, and suddenly you realize that you’re starting to tip to one side. As fast as that feeling hits you, you throw your weight to the other side to try and right yourself but your […]

MONTHLY ART CHALLENGE / FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY EMBRACE SUBTLY The end of February marks the end of the second of my monthly art challenges. Transitioning to the focus of “Embrace Subtly” was surprisingly difficult coming off of January’s challenge to “Find Unexpected Color“. My brain was still in color mode. My goal with these challenges isn’t to work on them for […]

DECEMBER / JANUARY SKETCHBOOK RECAP

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the most important thing.” — Georgia O’Keeffe   December and January were busy travel sketchbook months. From my studio desk to the dining room table just before Christmas and then to the snowy woods of Hudson, NY, there […]

MONTHLY ART CHALLENGE / JANUARY

JANUARY FIND UNEXPECTED COLORS One of the things I miss most about art school is the challenge of it. There was always a new thing to learn and to push me out of my comfort-zone. Six years out, self-directing my own work is obviously much freer and more enjoyable but sometimes the lulls between each […]

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER SKETCHBOOK RECAP

  “Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and… stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to ‘walk about’ into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?”⠀ — Wassily Kandinsky   The trend of my color usage mirroring the seasons has […]

MINI ORIGINALS

I like art that is approachable. Art that you can feel connected to even if you aren’t sure that you “get it.” Art that you can make your own even if you aren’t your stereotypical art collector. That’s why I wanted to make these mini-originals, a collection of small-scale one-of-a-kind artwork. Each piece is 5″ […]

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER SKETCHBOOK RECAP

  “I want to shout out: do what you please, follow your own star; be original if you want to be and don’t if you don’t want to be. Just be natural and gay and light-hearted and pretty and simple and overflowing and general and baroque and bare and austere and stylized and wild and […]

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