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.