Pop Art Pups

I painted these dogs as Christmas gifts for family members. As usual, watercolor and ink on paper.

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Custom Couple Watercolor Painting

This is my second watercolor couples portrait. I really enjoy painting two people that are in love. It is my hope that more of these types of commissions roll in. The first was a wedding present, this will be a Christmas gift. Chemistry between lovers is not easy to capture, but when the paint finally catches it, the whole piece shines.

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Love in Yellow and Blue. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

SOLD

Here a few process shots. I know some people enjoy seeing the work in progress.

Inking phase:

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First color wash:

 

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Establishing mid tones:

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Finished work again:

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The True Meaning of the Holidays

Is toys!

No, just kidding. But really, Christmas is much better when children are around. Here’s a painting of a toy train. Go buy some kid a toy. No socks.

Public Tranceportation. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $200.00

 

 

Christmas Creeper

This little Minecraft creeper was painted as a Secret Santa gift. Ssssssss, don’t tell anyone.

Whatcha Buildin’? Watercolor and ink on illustration board. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).

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Portrait of a Wedding Dress

This  painting of a wedding gown was commissioned by a fellow Redditor as a Christmas gift for his wife.

The completed piece:

White Dress. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 11″.

SOLD

Preliminary sketches:

 

 

May Your Days be Merry and Bright

Twice a month at the Hammonton Arts Center, the Painter’s Atelier meets. The Painter’s Atelier is a group of painters interested in learning from one another. Each meeting has a theme. Today’s theme was “snow.”  Below is my wintry, watercolor still life including a snow globe. It is fascinating to see the variety of work 5 different artists can create using a single word.

Snow:

Watercolor Wonderland. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $180.00

Set Design Results

Babes in Toyland, December 2008. Haddon Field Plays and Players, NJ. Set design and artistic direction: Jen Ashmen

Scene 1 – Mother Goose Land

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Scene 2 – Spider Forrest

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Scene 3 – Toyland

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The following photos are courtesy of David Conard Photography:

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Thank you so much to Plays and Players for the opportuniy to work with such a wonderful cast and crew. All our hard work really payed off. We made a beautiful production!

Babes in Toyland

I am currently the set designer for Haddon Field Plays and Players‘ production of Babes in Toyland. Here are some of the concepts I am working to flesh out.

Mother Goose Land:

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The old woman’s shoe house:

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Spider Forrest tree:

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Toyland:

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Sample from costume page:

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