Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Screen print!

Starting to screen print again has been a series of troubleshooting incidents, as it always has been for me. I love printmaking, but it requires me being much more methodical and organized than I am when painting or drawing. When drawing, I can encounter a problem and push through it, usually with a more interesting end result. With printmaking, encountering a problem usually means I have to start over. But I'm slowly re-learning lessons, and learning some new ones too.

Fortunately, yesterday yielded some good results, which I wanted to share.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Yep...more waterfowl.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sketchbook Portraits

I'm lucky to have very beautiful friends. I always have great models (or facebook photos, if need be) to use for working on my portrait skills. Here are a few, and there will surely be more to come.
(p.s. Natalie C., Natalie S., Sarah, Amy, Nikkie, Coop: If you don't want your faces up on here, let me know...)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Another new piece: Falling Fish

All right! This one's a screen print-acrylic-charcoal trio. Hopefully soon I can finish something that's solely screen printing, but I'm still in the troubleshooting phase.

A special thank-you to my friends who gave me advice for, um, editing this piece.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Here's an acrylic-charcoal piece I finished this week...

**Edit: Put up a better photo!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Another charcoal-watercolor combo. I've been really into photos from the 1930s and 1940s lately, especially of ladies doing leisurely activities (while dressed sharply, too, of course). This was based on a photograph from 1933 of two women rollerskating on the top of the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

More to come very soon,