Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Updates, updates!

"Secrets of the Deep"
8.5" x 14"
Acrylic on wood.

It's been a long time since I've posted here- my apologies! I've been juggling a lot of things these past few months, and honestly facebook, instagram, and twitter are a bit easier for me to update than this here blog. But I will do my best to get back on the ball here :)

Above is my most recent piece, which was part of Copro Gallery's 'Anomalies' group show curated by Jon Beinart. My 'Feral' study (below) will also be in Tokyo at Shinjuku Ganka Gallery
starting tomorrow, Friday the 15th, as a part of the 'Hivezilla' group exhibition, curated by Nathan Cartwright!

"Feral" study
6" x 9"
Graphite on paper.

Other than that, I am currently focusing on commissions (which I will be sharing as I finish) and small originals that I will be posting for sale on my bigcartel store. So be sure to check back there often for new things!

In other news, I have revamped my website! It is no longer flash-based, and can be viewed on all mobile devices and ipads. Sheesh- it's about time! I also recently joined deviantart and behance- so be sure to follow, if you are on either of those sites.

I'm overdue for a sketch dump- so that will be in a future post!
Until next time...
be swell!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mini-Print Giveaway Winner...

The contest is officially closed, and I've been announcing the winners on each site. Here, I skipped over the double-comments and counted from the total of 18, so the winner is Karen! I will be emailing you later this afternoon, or you can go ahead and email me your mailing address if you get there before I do :) Congrats!!

Thanks so much to each of you for entering! There were 286 entries across the board- I wish I had that many prints and could afford to mail them to all of you ♥
Really, your support means the world!
More soon...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Into the Woods" Giveaway

It's time for another fan appreciation giveaway! I have some extra mini prints from my solo show (above) that the printer made as backups, so those of you who couldn't make the opening- here's your chance!
The image size is 5" x 7", and it's signed (unlike the opening night ones).

-To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your email address, so I can contact you if you win (You will not be added to any mailing list, nor will you be assaulted with spam).
-You may leave a personal comment if you wish, always appreciated, but not mandatory :)
-As usual, I shall select the winner via random number generator.
-Contest ends Tuesday June 5th at midnight PST.

In addition, I will be giving away 5 more of these, each on a different social network platform- tumblr, facebook, my facebook fanpage, instagram (@mllemia), and twitter.
Follow the links to find my giveaway post for each, and enter in as many as you wish- one entry per site/platform, for a maximum of 6 entries...make sense?

May randomness favor you, and thank you very much for your support!!

p.s.: It's taking me a while to do a proper post about all of my new work, so in the meantime, check the new gallery section on my website for images, detail shots, and framed shots! More soon :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's finally here...

My solo show opens tomorrow, May 12th at Corey Helford Gallery! Above is the gallery's ad in the May issue of Art News. Huge thanks to Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Daily duJour, Arrested Motion, and Platinum Cheese for spreading the word:)

There are 7 paintings and 10 drawings total, my largest output ever! I will be posting all the images from the show by Monday, but in the meantime, here is the info on prints:

 The above piece will be available as a print here, through the gallery.
Giclee Print
Image size: 22"″ x 15"″ Printed on a  24"″ x 17" sheet″
of Moab Entrada Rag Natural 300 fine art paper.
Limited edition of 50, signed & numbered.

In the meantime, you may phone or email CHG to order: | 310.287.2340

For those of you in LA, the first 300 guests at the door Saturday night will
receive a free mini print of "Forest Healer"- see above for scale :)
So please stop by if you can- I'd love to meet you and share what I've been working on for the past 10 months!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Progress shots

36" x 24"
Acrylic on wood.

Hi-Fructose was kind enough to post about my upcoming show, and reveal the above piece.
Less than a month away...exciting!

It seems like as long as I'm busy, posts here will come once a month, eh?
As I said last time around, I've been posting a lot of little progress shots on instagram. Here is a sampling for those of you not on there (it's finally on android though, so follow @mllemia if you join :)

More soon! xxx

Monday, March 19, 2012

Instagram Progress shots

I recently joined instagram, and have been sharing some progress and process shots as a way to document the final 2 months of work on my solo show. Feel free to add me! (mllemia)
Here is an instagrid link for those of you not on instagram, if you want to take a peek at last week's action.

I also cross post some of the photos on facebook and twitter, but the instagrid link will continually update as well. Above is a drawing study of one of my models, several of which I plan on including in the exhibition.

More soon!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Solo the date!

     Quick post so you can mark your calendars...and here is the first super-washed out progress pic that I can share from my new body of work, to be unveiled in just over two months at Corey Helford Gallery! This is a detail from one of the larger pieces in the show.

And now, back to work!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sketches and studies

Here is a sketchdump of a bunch of stuff I've been doing on the side over the last couple months. Drawing comes more naturally to me, so whenever I need to take a break from painting, I like to do studies like this. The first several are large-sized drawings done on newsprint, the last 5 are from my sketchbook.
And yes, the lighting in these photos is a tad too warm- apologies!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Art Fusion at Last Rites Gallery

I've been working like a madwoman on my show (what's new?), and still going...but here's something I can share at the moment!  

Tomorrow at Last Rites Gallery, a very interesting artist collaboration and live painting event will be taking place, and I am honored to be a part of it. The participating artists who are not on the east coast (I am one of those) were asked to make a 24"x30"ish sketch on a provided canvas, which will then be painted by the local artists who are attending the live-painting event tomorrow afternoon. The finished collaboration pieces will be auctioned off that evening to raise money for the International Child Art Foundation. Here is the press release if you'd like more info.

Follow this link to view all of the canvas sketches. Mine is below:

 For those of you in New York, here is the info to attend, as well as the list of participating artists. Should be fun to watch the painters at work, so if you are able to make it and take photos, feel free to post a link in the comments :)

I have some very busy months ahead, but I will try to post more often! Hope you've all been well :)

P.S.: Thanks SO much to everyone who's been buying postcards and prints the past couple months- every little bit helps me to keep doing what I'm doing, and I'm extremely grateful! xxx

UPDATE: Follow this link for the ebay listings for all of the collab paintings, and to see how they all turned out! This is your chance to get some great deals on artwork by all of the artists involved, and to help a good cause at the same time.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Postcard Set

Hope everyone had a lovely end of the last year! I'm working like mad, but thought I'd take a breather to let you know that postcard sets are now available to order here at my online store. They are only $4 each + free shipping. Details below:

 You will receive all of the above postcards.
One will be signed at random.

Two of the cards have images on both sides (above). The other two have text on the back.
Phone numbers and old email addresses on those are defunct, by the way ;)

Free shipping on all orders via USPS first class mail. (International buyers have the option of adding tracking for an additional cost). Here is the fancy blue envelope you will receive, snugly enclosing your order!

Sketchbook stuff (and maybe some sneak peeks and process stuff) soon...but now, the easel beckons!