Cat People

I am a cat person. You wouldn’t guess it from all the dogs I’ve watercolored recently. So, this weekend I painted a pretty kitty named Ginger. She’s so fluffy!

ginger

Orange and Indigo

The orange and indigo fish complete my rainbow betta fish project. These pieces are currently hanging at Casciano in Hammonton.

ojfish

 

indifish

 

The Roy G. Fish complete set:

roygfish

 

 

 

roy

 

Gifts for Gamers

I started creating video game art on a whim. I felt that I had been taking my subject matter too seriously. By painting something I considered fun, and something that had already been pre designed, I could just let myself play. It’s been almost three years since my first geek culture inspired piece. Now, prints of these watercolors are my best selling creations. If you’re interested in picking up a few prints of your own, visit my Etsy shop. I’m offering free shipping until Decmeber 17th, 2012. Just use coupon code FREESHIP at check out.

Here are a few of my most recent nerd excursions. The Cammy piece won the Etsy Gamers Game of the Month Challenge for November 2012.

cammiprint

zero

I’m including this last photo to illustrate how small these video game inspired works are as originals. The prints are 5″ x 7″.

camhold

I Love Ocean City, NJ

Every summer, every Wednesday night, the Ocean City Fine Arts League has a plein air event. Every week they give out cash prizes to artists. Artists from all over New Jersey create gorgeous paintings of the small businesses on Asbury Avenue, Ocean City’s downtown shopping district. Judging is at 8 pm. I painted this watercolor of the beautiful and blue Butterfly Boutique on this past Wednesday. It won second place.

 

Beautiful Blues. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

Unframed: $250.00

Lies and Good Intentions

I got bored with the seven deadly sins thing. So yeah, that series is over now. Here are a couple hares and my condolences.

This Sentence is a Lie

And so is the cake.

This Sentence is a Lie. Ink, watercolor, and paper. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).

Unframed: $20.00

Available in my Etsy shop.

Ghosts of Christmas

I painted the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Yes, that is me as Marley.

Constructive Criticism

I graduated college six years ago this month. The thing I miss about art school is honest critique from my piers. My time at the Savannah College of Art Design taught me that you can never see your painting as others do. Honest critique is pivotal for the growth of an artist.

As time goes by, I make more connections within the art world. In this grown up art world, constructive criticism is frowned upon. This is something I often forget. My biggest social blunders come from discussing a painting with its creator. I mean no harm with my comments. Just the opposite, a painting that demands critique is a painting I adore. College taught me that the only improvement comes from understanding weakness. How am I supposed to improve if everyone is too afraid to offend by speaking the truth? Feedback is something I crave, so it is something I give freely. One day, I will meet an artist who will crit my work freely. In return I will give the helpful criticism SCAD taught me to dish out. Until then, I should learn to shut my big, fat mouth.

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

Unframed: $250.00

November News

Two of my paintings were accepted into the Ocean City Arts Center‘s Annual Juried Art Show. I also have a few pieces showing at the Ocean City Fine Arts League‘s Anything Goes Show. Both receptions are this Friday evening, so if you’re in the area please stop in.

Maybe Marmora. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 7″ x 5.5″.

Unframed: $225.00

Occupy

Color speaks louder than words.

Those Orange Beams. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5.5″ x 7″.

Unframed: $200.00

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