My newest painting is complete! Join me for a time lapse of its creation. There were so many sources of inspiration for this painting: archery, femininity, and symbolism of flowers, to name a few! The color scheme was inspired by historical Greek frescos. Enjoy!
I create a lot of self-portraits, and sometimes people wonder why. So, in this video, I answer the question! I share the emotional inspiration behind some of the paintings I've completed in the last year. There's a wide range: everything from grief to joy, because that's just how life is!
Painting a self portrait.
In the studio, I painted a self-portrait. My color choices were intense: bright, warm yellows in the skin tones, and blues, greens, and browns in the background. It seems to speak to the summer as I gaze over my shoulder. While summer season isn't officially over, the feeling that it's unwinding is present. The days are long and hot, school buses are back on the streets, and my focus turns inward.
Giantess painting, "Mnemosyne at Leisure"
A time lapse as I paint Mnemosyne (or Memory), a Titaness, and the Greek goddess of remembrance.
A time lapse of painting “Mary’s Lament”.
Music by Junie & TheHutFriends. Please check it out here:
Time lapse painting of a sunflower.
Music: Tom Petty, "Wildflowers". 1994
Painting a Memory
A time lapse of a watercolor painting. In 2012, I visited Costa Brava, the coast of the Mediterranean in Spain. I took a beautiful photograph of a sunset on my last evening there. I painted it in this video and talk about the experience.
First Lick of Summer
Some silliness, and some serious painting!
Time Lapse of "The Giantess"
A woman of epic proportions lying across a landscape.
My new costume reveal! (Mary Magdalene)
Mary Magdalene, a recurring subject in art and iconography. Now, it's my turn. I've finally finished my costume! This is a brief recap of the project to date, and a reveal of the new costume.
How I Paint Magnolias
How I Develop Color Film at Home
A short show and tell about the equipment and chemicals I use to process color film from my analogue cameras.
Shaping My Dress Form Sculpture
A time lapse of my work and progress on the dress form!
How I Make Paper Clay.
For the Love of Bubble Gum
The latest paintings for my series on childlike wonder! I talk about the inspiration and process.
Paintings and Learning Curves
What I've been creating and learning this week. I share a completed acrylic painting, and some ups and downs of learning technology.
I went to see "Infinity Mirrors"
I finally got to see the work of Yayoi Kusama in person! A sneak peak of the exhibit at the High Museum of Atlanta.
A Bleak Winter Day
I have defined my process!
Defining my artistic process as a means of incorporating all the mediums I love to use.
In the Rain.
Standing in the storm, my clothes become soaked, and I explain the surprising calmness of the experience.
A video entailing my complete Inktober collection and thoughts on the entire month.
I carve a pumpkin.
Hunting for the perfect pumpkin, then carving it!
Burning the chaff.
Explanation of two of my most commonly seen images.
I made a raccoon kite.
This is my first time flying a kite that I made out of rip stop nylon and wooden dowels. It is designed to look like one of my characters, Rachael Raccoon. It is so much fun. I recommend that everyone try to make a kite if you are able.
Positive affirmations in changing how I think and how that ties in with the last week's projects. Also highlighting what I'll be working on in the weeks to come!
Looking for photos while wearing leaves.
Enjoying nature in my own backyard. Is it cool finding beauty just about anywhere? Is it cool making clothes out of leaves? Maybe I don't want to be cool.
Inktober 2018 and unicycle update
Updates for the week of October 1st.
I'm an Owl
Nonsense up a tree.
Exploring Childlike Wonder
My Badass Bike.
Video of me riding my badass bike around. It's a Free Spirit MX bike that i have done some restoration on. It's far from perfect, but it sure is fun. Not art in a predictable sense, but how better to show the joy from an action than actually doing it?
Analog photo artistic cameras.
I use my analog cameras for artistic expression, capturing source material, even creating mementos of good times. Here is a brief tour of some of the cameras that I use.
Images and thoughts on trying to learn how to ride a unicycle.
On a bridge.
A Saturday morning adventure in a tutu, on a hippity hop ball.
What I’m currently working on, including information about a series of goddess paintings.
An introduction to me. Watch as a nervously make my way through my first video.