Dog Week

Last week was Dog Week over in /r/sketchdaily.  I was able to contribute this English mastiff and corgi.  And who says Reddit hinders production?

mastiff

corgi

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

 

Baby Truth

Having a baby has not stopped me from painting. However, it has stopped me from updating my blog. I have a pile of paintings to post. Expect them soon.

baby2

 

 

For the record, I love being a mom.

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

A Few Things to Mention

I’ve started a tumblr. If you’ve seen all my blog posts, my tumblr will not offer you anything new. Mainly, I am posting paintings that I feel are worth revisiting. In blog format, a lot of my work gets buried. I understand my tumblr will eventually face the same problem. But for now, consider it a highlight reel for pieces that I am particularly fond of.

Also, I still participate in The Etsy Gamer’s Game of the Month. Prints and originals of my Game of the Month entries are available in my Etsy shop. Below are my entries for Little Big Planet and Minecraft.

Ballet Rehearsal

This morning I had the privilege of painting the Atlantic City Ballet as they rehearsed. The company’s beauty absolutely stunned me. Their skill, dedication, elegance, and joy truly moved me. It is my deep hope to work with them again.

As this was a rehearsal, I worked as they danced. These sketches are fast, wet, and unrefined.

 

Click to enlarge images.

Dr. Sketchy’s South Jersey

I used to be a regular at Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia. Since my 2009 move, I have been slacking in my duties as an art monkey. Yesterday, I attended my first Dr. Sketchy’s South Jersey. It was held at the Artist’s Consortium in Millville. Our model was the bold and beautiful Chi Chi Rodriguez. It was an honor to work with Chi Chi, as she will be competing in Atlantic City’s upcoming Miss’d America Pageant.

Five minute pose:

Ten minute pose:

Two twenty minute poses:

 

Pretty Picture and Personal Achievements

Below is my painting from week 12 of the Noyes Drawing Room sessions. I’m sure that mannequin has grown quite familiar to you by now.

Museum Mannequin. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $150.00

I am very proud to announce I won the 2010 Cumberland County Cultural Heritage Plein Air Painting Contest. The awards ceremony will be at Gallery 50 in Bridgeton from 6-8 this Friday. The paintings I did for the competition have not yet been posted to this blog as they were dropped off immediately after painted. I will get them back in late September for your viewing pleasure.

Also, my painting “Product Placement” won Best in Show at The Hammonton Art Center‘s yearly Works on Paper exhibit. The reception for the exhibit will be tomorrow evening, 5-8 pm at the HAC.

I am very grateful for and proud of these honors.

Not a Painting

My current studio space is in my Uncle’s attic. He’s the absolute greatest for letting me use it.

There are some soon the be painted over pieces in the bottom picture.

Etsy

No painting today, but I did set up my Etsy shop. Hurray!!!!!!111!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5080143