Come inside. Meet the missus.
A work in progress shot.
August 28, 2013 at 11:26 pm (watercolor on paper)
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February 14, 2013 at 6:12 pm (watercolor on paper)
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My yellow betta fish kind of looks like Grump Cat.
February 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm (watercolor on paper)
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Last week I had the honor of being invited to a belly dancer photo shoot at Cous Cous in Cherry Hill. As some of you may know, Cous Cous may be my favorite restaurant. Belly dancing is my favorite dancing. I had a ball.
January 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm (watercolor on paper)
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January 2, 2013 at 2:15 am (watercolor on paper)
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August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm (watercolor on paper)
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June 29, 2012 at 2:54 am (portrait, watercolor on paper)
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The following watercolor piece was commissioned by an old friend. It is of her and her fiance. She is framing the watercolor with their vows and giving it to him their wedding day. I am honored to have been chosen to create such an important painting.
A photo of the gorgeous couple.
If you are interested in having a custom watercolor engagement painting, contact me at email@example.com or through my Etsy shop. A 5 inch by 7 inch piece, like the one above, is $200.00. A 9 inch by 12 inch piece is $300.00. All I need is three weeks and a photo or two to work with. I do ship internationally.
Here are a couple of in progress shots to give you a glimpse of my process.
Early stages (approximately 3 hours in):
Almost done (approximately 3 hours to go):
March 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm (watercolor on paper)
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As my loyal blog follower, you have surely noticed my works’ subject matter has shifted from places to people. This shift has not been easy. I strongly dislike working from photographs, but cannot afford to hire private models. So many of my people paintings have been painted secretly, on trains, at open mics, and in crowded bowling allies.
If I perceive the stranger depicted isn’t paying attention to me (the weirdo with her paints out in public), I will create one of these quick portraits. I do not know these women. They do not know me.
Despite not know these anonymous women, I think the portraits capture a lot of personality. The colors chosen show if the stranger is warmly approachable or distantly cold. Their expressions give a glimpse into their inner characters.
I hope to keep painting portraits. My goal is to soon hire a beautiful stranger to model so I may flesh out one of these wet sketch into a completed piece.
January 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm (watercolor on paper)
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Over the past few years, my biggest growth as an artist has come from the understanding that not every painting needs to be my best work of art. Not every sketch needs to have a deeper meaning. Sometimes a painting is just a painting. This understanding has helped me paint every day, even when not inspired. Through painting every day I have found beauty in the mundane. I have artistic confidence in every corner.