Nothing makes me want to create more than experiencing live music. Performance fills me with inspiration. Below is a drawing of my good friend Sean Breslin. Last Friday, he played at Grooveground. I was there, and so were a lot of my friends and family. It was a wonderful evening. Music brings people together in a way I’m not sure visual art can. If you get a chance, check out Sean’s music. Powerful stuff.
January 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm (ink on paper, Sketchbook Saturday!)
Tags: art, artist, christmas lights, coffee shop, collingswood, entertainment, family, friends, fun, grooveground, guitar, ink, jen, life, line, man, music, new jersey, NJ, paper, pen, performance, portrait, singer, sketchbook, song, stool, tracy, travel, water bottle, window, writer
November 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm (art news, Concept Art, ink on paper, Sketches)
Tags: art, artist, bear, black, brunette, cartoon, cat, celebration, chair, comfy, cupcakes, decoration, feature, fine, gallery, glamour shoes, green, illustration, jen, life, paint, painting, purple, robe, robot, self portrait, shop art direct, steam punk, tea party, tracy, white, woman
October 5, 2011 at 2:06 am (ink on paper)
Tags: art, artist, artists, ashmen, beauty, black, brianna, bridesmaids, brunettes, celebration, do, done, drawing, family, hair, hatch, ink, jen, line, maria, marriage, measure, mirror, paper, parlor, party, salon, siblings, sisters, sketch, tracy, updo, wait, wedding, white
On October first, my husband and I threw a huge party celebrating our recent marriage. My sister Maria, my sister Brianna, and I got our hair done together. As the three of us are artists, we each drew a sketch while waiting for our turn in the seat. This is one of the very few blog posts that will include drawings I did not make. I am the oldest of the three. Maria is five years younger than I am. Brianna is ten years younger than Maria.
My drawing of Maria getting her hair done:
Brianna’s drawing of me getting my hair done:
These drawings are dear to me and are not for sale.
June 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm (ink on paper)
Tags: ace, art, artist, ashmen, bandage, bed, black, book, broke, brown, bruise, compression, draw, drawing, elevation, feet, foot, fracture, home, hurt, ice, ink, jen, leg, life, ouch, pain, pajama, paper, pen, pillow, red, rest, RICE, sketch, sprain, tracy, white, wrap
I’ve hurt my foot. As my bed is where I have been spending most of my time, the view from my bed has been my recent subject matter. Let’s hope I heal quickly, or drawings of my feet will consume my blog.
RICE. Ink on paper. 5″ x 6″.
Broken ‘Ol Foot. 6″ x 5″. Mixed media.
June 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm (abstract, Sketchbook Saturday!)
Tags: art, artist, blue, brush, cinema, doodle, face, frank, grue, impression, ink, last, life, lisa, marker, molly, move, nose, paint, painting, paper, pen, pink, saturday, scribble, sketch, sketchbook, the, unicorn, yellow
June 12, 2011 at 4:43 am (ink on paper, Sketchbook Saturday!)
Tags: art, artist, ashmen, beauty, burlesque, class, corset, costume, doodle, dr. sketchy, drawing, gesture, ginger, hair, heels, ink, jen, legs, life, lulu, paper, peek a boo, Philadelphia, philly, pictures, pose, punk, revue, sexy, skecth, sketch, steam, tracy, watercolor, women
It has been a while since I attended a Dr. Sketchy‘s Anti Art School in Philadelphia. And what an event it was today! The costumes were gorgeous at the steam punk themed Dr. Sketchy’s. Our lovely models were Lulu Lollipop and Ginger Leigh of the burlesque Peek-A-Boo Revue, with special guest posings by Count Scotchula.
Ten to Twenty minute poses:
Two minutes poses:
One minute poses:
Click to enlarge images.
June 8, 2011 at 11:27 pm (ink on paper)
Tags: art, artist, ashmen, book, can, cooking, decor, distract, draw, drawing, foodie, friend, hatch, home, jen, kitchen, knob, life, line, paper, pen, persepctive, room, simple, sketch, spray, stove, syrup, time, tracy, vent, wall, wonky
This drawing is being posted as a distraction from the fact that I haven’t updated in almost a month. It is not that I have not been making art. I have been painting every day. I’ve been painting so much that updating my blog has not been a priority. Soon, within a week or two, I will be posting pictures of the largest painting I’ve ever created. It is a sixty foot mural, and it is almost complete. Until then, here is an ink drawing of a kitchen stove.
February 25, 2011 at 6:32 pm (ink on paper, portrait, watercolor on paper)
Tags: art, artist, ashmen, awake, bright, brush, color, draw, drawing, eyes, frances, frown, guitar, jeans, jen, life, music, paint, painting, pen, perform, performing arts, pink, play, portrait, pose, scarf, sleepy, stare, water, woman
This is Frances. Frances is particularly good at painting trees. Her favorite color is white. And, yes, she plays the guitar.
Do You Play? Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.
Frances looking sleepy in black and white:
Frances Frown. Ink on cotton paper. 5″ x 6″.