Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Congratulations, Allison Smith!

I wanted to congratulate my good friend, room mate, and colleague! Her artwork was featured on Tumblr, MTV's website, EatSleepDraw TV, and a number of other networking sites. She's one of the hardest working artists I know and she deserves this!

Congratulations to Allison (aka Allisondra) Smith and your hipster spiderman!

Check out her artwork at twistedkaraoke.blogspot.com

Friday, April 15, 2011

Watercolor on 11x17 watercolor paper.

Watercolor. 11x17 on Watercolor paper

More to come!

Watercolor on 11x17 watercolor paper.

Do what you love.

Since graduating school, it has taken me a little while to figure out what I want to paint. I know that I love to paint and illustrate, but I felt so much pressure for some reason. I would try and come up with these elaborate concepts for my self and I would get extremely overwhelmed. I felt the pressure of having to paint these big oil paintings and it stressed me out because A. I don't have a studio to do this yet and B. I'm not really making the funds to invest in all the supplies that goes into doing that right now.

These past couple of months have been a learning process for me. A couple of weeks ago, I was having the artist itch and I HAD to create at least something. Then I remembered what my Senior level professor told me when I was having an artist block. He told me to 'paint what I love'. That statement could not be anymore true. During my artist block, I would start painting just anything and I would feel like it was a failure or I didn't find it that interesting.

As of lately, I have been doing illustrations of dreamcatchers. Ever since I was young, I was fascinated with them and thought they were magical. I have really been enjoying working on these illustrations.