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Cactuses and desert dwellers

Cactuses and desert dwellers

It seems every city in the US have started to use their gray utility boxes as canvases for public art. Since being asked to paint one I've been noticing them at almost every street corner! Some corners are more inspiring than others but I've been lucky- mine is right by the Hollywood Palladium.

What you see here is a pretty gouache version of my design on paper (and cleaned up digitally) - the real thing will be painted with house paint on metal [...]

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Stepping into the canvas

Stepping into the canvas

A few days ago I saw the fantastic animated movie about Van Gogh, Loving Vincent. There's probably no paintings better suited for this effect than his as they already express so much movement but seeing them in actual motion felt like stepping right into the canvas. All that glorious yellow inspired me to get out my gouache and paint a fresh bouquet of sunflowers [...]

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Clearing clutter and embracing materiality

Clearing clutter and embracing materiality

Hope your year is off to a good start. I have new art to show you, but I’ll admit this past January I’ve been busy mainly behind the scenes, clearing digital and material clutter. And it was really worth it! That stuff saps a lot of mental energy. I moved my emails to a single provider, all […]

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New work: ocean-inspired designs

New work: ocean-inspired designs

Do you remember my post from last month where I shared a whole bunch of new pieces with a holiday theme? Well this is one of the same kind, except now the theme is nautical and the chapter chosen for February from Draw Every Day Draw Every Way was “a month of Sea Life”. Like holidays, […]

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Tropical Rainforest bedding set

Tropical Rainforest bedding set

Are you dreaming of warm weather already? I know I am, and this past week even more so as the topic for the third week of FolioFocus was a tropical fabric collection for a bedding set. Another trend-inspired brief this time looking to fashion’s love for lush brightly colored tropical fauna and flora. Makes you feel […]

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