Friday, December 2, 2016

Marsh Light

5"x7"
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Flying away to a beautiful salt water marsh, the air warm and soft on your face and just humming with life....

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Painted Lady

11"x14"
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So for my other painting for the Strange Dreams Artist Collective's Circus/Carnival Themed auction, I found a wonderful old photo of Maude Stevens from 1907, she was a very famous tattooed lady at the time.... and I played with it a bit. Just a bit.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Feathers and Scales

 11"x14"
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I did this gorgeous little piece for the Strange Dreams Art Collective's Circus/Carnival themed auction.... I am REALLY loving how it is pushing me to explore subjects I never would have otherwise! Or, more honestly, explore the idea of my usual subject being dressed up in ways I never would have otherwise. The auction opens on December 1st and runs for a week, I believe.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

East Main

12"x12"

And the third and final one of the group. A bull. In the middle of downtown Durham. Because why not, right?

Pushers

12"x12"

Dropped this one off at the gallery yesterday too! I love the lighting in it, it was such a challenge to get right though!

Dawn

12"x12"

Just dropped this beauty off at Bull City Art and Frame, they're focusing on selling Durham-themed art and that is definitely something I can get in to. This one is my daughter's favorite, because LOAF makes the most delicious chocolate things ever.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pearl

5"x7"
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The daily painting part of my brain is now officially back online! Thank goodness. Look. Pretty shiny things.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Curiosity

5"x7"
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I'm working on a few REALLY tricky paintings, and also trying to get ready for Whimsical Women on Saturday, kindof losing my mind.... so tonight? Drawing with a brush. Yay silly chickens.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Bubbles

11"x14"
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When I find myself in times of trouble.... scuba chickens come to me.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Omens

11"x14"
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Life is complicated.... but there's a lot of magic in this painting because of it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Gentle Lady

11"x14"
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I'm escaping into another little therianthropic portrait again tonight- the details on this one are lovely, the photo doesn't do her justice.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Modigliadeer - The Red Chair

5"x7"
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I've been working very hard on some things I can't share just yet.... so here's a delightful little therianthropic deer.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Metamorphosis

11"x14"
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I must say this whole Inktober thing is leading to some interesting places.... the Month of Fear had a challenge for this week that was Metamorphoses, and this is what came out. I adore the textures and contrasts!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Night Burn

8" diameter
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I had to step away from the inktober stuff for a night and paint something that is just perfectly autumn, for me. And a landscape, too! Aren't you proud of me?

Monday, October 24, 2016

Skelechicken

11"x14"
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I might be getting carried away with the whole Chicken Thing but honestly.... I could not resist this idea.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Girl and Her Rat

9"x12"
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Honestly I was drawing a blank again this evening, but the theme for Drawlloween was rats so.... I gave it a shot.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Persimmon

5"x7"
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I fully intended to do something for Inktober tonight.... but drew a total blank. I was really missing my daily painting Thing, and persimmons are in season now. Persimmons are gorgeous.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Teacup Cthulhu

9"x12"
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Just a lady, cuddling her pet. You have to tuck cthulhus inside your cardigan to keep them warm sometimes.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Selkie

9"x12"
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Magical little idea. I really can't believe how tiny I made her face!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Full Moon

9"x12"
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This one is just like some pure, floating idea. I love it, so peaceful....

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Feather

9"x12"
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Another strange, spooky little Inktober piece. I'm learning a lot from these!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wild Thing

9"x12"
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Just having fun, I suppose- the whole Inktober Thing seems to be good for me. I love how her antlers came out.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Into the Light

9"x12"
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It really is all about contrast, isn't it? I think my favorite part is how her ears just barely peek through her hair, though.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Toadling

9"x12"
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I don't know why, but I didn't want to try the approach of the last few nights on this particular little critter! All things are subject to change, though.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Crescent Moon

9"x12"
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I wanted to play with texture tonight. Furry little moth.

Taking Flight

9"x12"
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Still going with the mashup of ink and acrylic, and layering lights and brights over washy darks and it's awesome.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Goblin Queen

9"x12"
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Trying a very, very different approach tonight, and absolutely thrilled with it! We will see where this leads.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Study of Bones

9"x12"
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Inktober's theme for the day was "hungry" and Drawlloween's was "demon" so..... this is where I wound up. Cool strange skeletal anatomy drawing.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Growth

9"x12"
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More #Inktober! I'm quite in love with this one. I'm also thinking I ought to start scanning some of these in properly and putting them up on redbubble or society6 or something.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Amanita

9"x12"
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A simple little sketch for Inktober today. I'm waffling back and forth about making the mushroom red!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Dandy the Rabbit

9"x12"
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I'm doing #Inktober this year! The suggested theme for today was "fast" so..... a rabbit. A very Wonderlandish rabbit.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fairest of Them All

9"x12"
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Two tiny rulers of all they survey. I am absolutely in love with the light on this one!

Self Portrait as a Glutton

8"x16"
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This is also part of the 7 Deadly Sins exhibit with the Strange Dreams Artist Collective- going back to some old favorites, with the cupcakes and fruit tart and chocolate and of course all the marbles. I've got a weak spot for self portraits hidden in marbles.

Gold Scales in the Shallows

16"x20"
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This is part of the 7 Deadly Sins exhibit I'm in with the Strange Dreams Artist Collective.... and I am more than a little in love with it. Two mermaids in the shallows, surprised by the beam of a flashlight in the night....