Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This week I focused on completing a small wood painting and started a large flower head beauty. I also plan on starting up two medium paintings of flower head beauties with different antlers. You can see completed paintings at www.skyesart.com
Monday, May 9, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Yesterday, I was able to see the new SFMoma. It is huge. I am happy the museum is back. I loved all of the Chuck Close paintings. There were new modern art I had not seen there before and all the favorites from the permanent collection were left just as they were before closing. The museum store had a wonderful selection of new art books and the prices were the same as Amazon. I have included some picks of the amazing art. You can see my art at www.skyesart.com
Friday, April 29, 2016
I recently launched my website: www.skyesart.com. You can see recent work and find a link to my Etsy shop.
Painting lots of works. I have a little under ten months to prepare a large body of work for an upcoming show early next year.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
I have been been busy experimenting with my big eyes flower nature nymph series. I am trying to decide between normal big eyes versus manga big eyes. Today I am feeling the manga eyes more. They have a fun whimsy imaginative feel to them. Here are some examples of my work;
Realistic eyes versus
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
New paintings are being put up on my website on a weekly basis. I am hoping to complete my current WIP by Thursday!😅
I don't want to rush the piece, and risk it not being the best it could be. But my deadline for the gallery submission is Sunday.... Here is a WIP of it:
Wish me luck and happy painting!
Friday, January 22, 2016
Most days, as in 7 days a week I sketch. Usually, I do it in the evening. But, this past week I started doing it every morning before attacking the paints. One day, I was too eager to and skipped the morning sketc. To make a long story shorter, I ended the day painting over 50% of the work I did that day. 😩
Lesson learned... I spend the first few hours o each painting day sketching for at least an hour or two. Here are a few of the weekly sketches.
Friday, January 15, 2016
I have been busy developing paintings for a gallery submission for the last few months. My focus has been on big eyed flower fae. These paintings still have my signature flowers, butterflies, color palette and line technique.
I was informed by an art collector that people find paintings of realistic people sometimes disturbing. Especially if they don't know the person. If an artist specializes in people it would be recommended to focus on a stylized people or develop characters.
This approach is more imaginative. I took those words to heart and have been trying to do just that.
I still get flashes of realistic paintings of women. I have these paintings sketched in my studio or floating in my head. And they may resurface in the future. But for the rest of January it is all about the fae.
'till next time,
Thursday, January 14, 2016
I just launched my new website at www.skyesart.com. New paintings will be going up over the next week and every month new work will be added. I am currently working on a big eye fae series. It has been a refreshing change.
This is a sketch of a small big eye flower fae which I am working on.