I spent the past week up in Bellingham painting this mural! I will be honest, knowing how slowly I build up layers and generally not painter, I was a bit nervous to tackle this. The initial prep of endless sketching and studies made this possible. Below are some of my studies, I also spent a day at the aquarium sketching from life and taking photos.
It was an incredible experience to paint this, to be able to focus solely on one project for 5 days straight. I look forward to the next one. . .
For those interested, I used Golden Acrylics with matte medium. Coated with a glossy isolation coat to seal it and finally, a satin varnish. The entire painting process took about 54 hours. I did have to call in back up. . . Aka my mom, on the last 2 days to help me with edging and putting on the final varnish. If I were to have done it all myself it would have easily been over 60 hours. A HUGE ‘thank you’ to her!!
I have a lot of new pieces in the works and STILL working on the stationery set. Once I get the first one done I think the others will come through much quicker. I’m testing a bunch of stuff and the paper shortage is making things a bit more challenging. But! It’s coming along. I am very excited to be able to use the riso printing studio of Paper Press Punch to experiment with paper and colors.
I should note, FB has deleted me, twice so I will no longer be on that platform.
Every weekend in July I will be vending!
One of these shows I am actually putting together, the Greenwood Art Collective Science Art Show!
Below is some new work available:
I am very excited to be renting studio time in Paper Press Punch to work on my riso prints and experiment with stationery. I have also been sketching at the aquarium in prep for a marine themed mural I will be doing soon. Lots of things in the works!! Be sure to stop by one of the art markets and say hello! :)
Got a similar color theme goin on here. Top one is ink, digitally colored to be a sticker for local musician BUZZ BTNS (I love this piece so much, I want it on my wall lol) Second is a pair of rats for a friend in colored pencil. I hadn’t worked with colored pencil in over a year, forgot how much I loved them. . . Old friends.
I have some exciting new items coming out in April. . .
I’m looking to clear out my studio of old works which include these lovely collage ladies. They’re matted and protected with a plastic sheet between the matte and piece- AND are ready to hang! $15 per piece, if you’d like more than one I can offer more of a discount. Free local delivery in Seattle, if you’re further, you pay for shipping. Original art, framed, and ready to hang for $15 is unheard of, I just really need the space. Below are all the pieces available. Shoot me a message on Instagram or firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested! :)
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.