Rainbow Commission II

Another recently completed rainbow portrait! At the beginning… Almost finished… And there she is! The face was hard to photograph- it looks a little different in person.  I tried a new type of paper with this one and I love how the paper fibers show up.

Rainbow Portrait Commission

The process is a lot of fun.  I get my paper and inks out, a jar of water, a straw, some salt and then I just play. The straw helps me direct the ink around the page by concentrating the air- making it steerable.  It’s a little dizzying. Then I use the references to draw…

The Asheville Airport Art Show Comes Down

  I know, I should have made this post when the show went UP so all you fine folks would be sure to spread the word to any travelers that they should swing by the gallery on their way through the airport. Well, better late than never, right? My good friend and muse, Jessica (my…

42/52 A Portrait a Week

I apologize that the quality of these photos aren’t better.  It was a commissioned piece for my stepsister of my nephew, Jax.  I gave it to them at the family Thanksgiving.  She showed it to Jaxon who smiled and pointed at it making a happy noise.  She asked who it was and he said, “daddy”. …

41/52 A Portrait a Week

Made the ink wash background on my birthday (art nerd who wants to spend birthday at home playing with inks) and drew the portrait in maker, pen, and colored pencil.

Passion Flower Essence

Passiflora Incarnata For the last year or so, I have been deep in the planing of a very exciting and spiritually based art project that is very dear to my heart.  I have asked a dozen or so women I know to help collaborate and be my models for a huge series of paintings I…

32/52 A Portrait a Week

Neko Case.  She’s been a steady favorite of mine since my dad bought me Blacklisted the year it came out.  Her songs are beautiful, smart, complex, and a little dark which is exactly what I love.  Her voice is rich velvet, strong, and haunting.  Plus she’s right in my singing range so you can bet…