Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spectrum, Sketches, & Studies

Hello, new followers and old friends!
I've been crazy-busy with painting, but I have a few things to share with you. The good folks at Spectrum posted a video preview of the upcoming 18th annual! My three pieces can be seen during minutes 1:33, 6:02, and 6:54, respectively...so excited to see them in print!

It's an amazing-looking book, and apparently already available for pre-order on Amazon. Go get it!

Next up...some simple costume sketches that I've been doing from Downton Abbey, which I'm currently obsessed with. I'm not a tv person, but this show is right up my alley, particularly since I've adored the Edwardian period for more than a decade, and get sucked right into that world. Love it!

And here's the full image of the modified master copy in oils that I posted last time...just an exploration with paint strokes. (Pardon the wonky camera angle.)

Lastly, huge thanks to Ricardo Ferreira for spreading the love and showcasing my work on his blog! Very kind of you, sir.

More soon, I promise!
Until next time...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

And the winner is....

Jazzie Brindle! Congratulations!! Please be sure to reply to my email with your mailing address, and I will get the piece off to you this week :)

Thank you so very much to everyone who participated in my first giveaway- yes that's right, the implication that there will be more in the future is intentional ;)

I am still floored by how many of you entered- your kind and encouraging words were definitely taken to heart, and will help tremendously when I start running out of steam in the coming months ^___^ Really, I wish I had an original for each of you to walk away with, but at least know that there will be future opportunities.

I leave you with a detail of a quick oil study I did of a Howard Chandler Christy painting last week...still need to fix some bits, but 'twas fun!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fan Appreciation Giveaway!

UPDATE: Comments are now closed, and the winner will be announced later on Wednesday...stay tuned!

I’ve decided to do something special this week in honor of everyone who has supported me, encouraged me, bought originals or prints, sent me emails, tattooed my work onto themselves, etc. etc! Being a self-employed artist is not easy, but every single one of you has made it possible for me. And for that I will be eternally grateful!

So! Here is your chance to win one of my painting studies (below). Even though it's unfinished, it's one of my favorites. As you can see, her desk-mates will be sad to see her go :)

'Gasp!' study
5" x 7"
Acrylic on clayboard

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post with your name and email address, so I can contact you if you win (I won’t send you spam, promise!). It's entirely optional to leave a personal message, but I would greatly appreciate it :)

The cut-off time for comments will be Tuesday, October 11th when the clock strikes midnight (PST). I will then select a winner at random, and congratulate him/her in a new post the following day.

May randomness favor you, and thank you all so very much!