Monday, December 6, 2010

Thar Be Whales Here!!!

Here's a little volunteer project I did this weekend for the Dove Library in Carlsbad. As soon as I get more pictures I will upload them so you can see how it was put together. We are promoting their Science Saturday program! Every 3rd Saturday come down to the library and see what we are doing! Or check out my Life Inspired Art Link for Facebook on the left. ;)

PS-- I'm going to show you how to draw these Whales Dec. 18 at the Library... Fun!

*Sorry it's been so long since I posted something... I've been a bit preoccupied with school and other projects...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm so flattered.. :)

I just recieved this flier for my upcoming Capturing Dragons drawing program.... They are advertising me on the same sheet as Gurney!!!
How super cool is that! (and a little intimidating)
I'm having a bit of a geek freak-out...
I strongly recommend you check out his blog if you're an aspiring artist... he has soooo much information and he posts everyday!
Oh, and go check him out while he's in Carlsbad. ;)

For more information on Gurney, click here.

For more of MY upcoming programs, click here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I'm so neglectful...

Here are a few pics of the studies I've been doing in class...
I'll try to be better about posting stuff... I've just been so busy that I forget to do any posts online!
(They are all studies from other paintings- except for the 2 pairs of eyes painted with just burnt umber.. those are from photos)
If I finish the pinup I'll replace her photo with a new one...
More later... ;)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Coming soon...

*****Update***** Click on pictures to print them out**** Sorry it took so long!*******
**For the fish (not the seahorse) you will need to put your printer settings on landscape... Or else you will only get part of the fish when you print them. ;) **

I will have scans of fish you can print out and color soon....
I have to fiddle with my scanner...
Sorry it's taking so long kids!

(This is a note to all the kids I talked to- at the art classes I taught this past week) ;)

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Painting of my Dad from photo.

Painting of my friend Breann from photo.

Painting of model in class.

Here are a couple of paintings from my Oil painting class at Watts...
Nothing else to post for now... ;)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hang up!

I have a display at the Carlsbad Dove Library!
Check it out!!!! ;)
It will be up for the entire month of May-> behind the checkout desks...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

More animal sketches :)

This is one of my dog, Duke.

This is Holly with her ball.

Holly hanging out...

Random cockatoo picture I was practicing with... ;)

Not much to report right now...thought I would post some pics. I am going to start classes at Watts next week! I'm very excited to learn new stuff. I will be doing more Oil paintings and some landscapes! WooHoo! :D

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New painting

My 3rd figure painting in oil...
Didn't finish this one, but I may do another with the same model (I took a picture of him before I left class). I put this painting away for a few days and when I took it out, I noticed the things I should have changed while painting it. It was a good learning experience!
That's why it's a study, right?
I didn't get a chance to work on the hands or the chair much...
I will post my second painting, from the photo I took, to compare... it will be interesting to see what I do differently... ;)
Critique: The model had more exaggerated features and he wasn't as well groomed as I portrayed him... I will see what I come up with in the 2nd version. ;)

Monday, March 1, 2010

King of the Jungle!

This is a graphite drawing I was working on in my Animal Portrait class.
Well, I was working on it so long I started to hate the sight of it... and put it away for a while.
I've decided to start on it again...
I will post a picture of the final project when I'm done.
It was at the point where I was afraid to mess it up too... but I think I'm over it. ;)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

2nd Figure Painting

This is the second figure study (in oil) that I have painted.
(I'm not satisfied with my first one so I may not share it)
It is done in the Reilly Method and it turned out fairly well considering I'm just starting!
I've been having fun with my classes at Watts Atelier.
I always feel like I'm learning much faster when I am at that school. Can't wait for the next one!!! I'll keep you posted! :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Short but sweet!

I'll have new stuff soon.... Hopefully. ;)

Untill then here is my facebook link!

Check it out and become a fan!!!!