Tiny pink ranunculus blooms in my studio were the inspiration for this new floral art print – available here. Follow my painting process from beginning to end in the images below. Original Source My bouquet of ranunculus were getting too droopy for their large vase, so I snipped off the blooms and put them in this little handmade ceramic cup. […]
Often, at the end of a painting session, I take a clean sheet of watercolor paper and improvise with color. Here I began with blush pink, which morphed into a darker, juicier shade of persimmon. Blush pink, green + persimmon prints and pillows
Recently I came up with this system for organizing paint tubes in my studio. It’s such a simple idea, it hardly qualifies as a “tip,” but here it is: Sort the paints by color and place them in pretty vintage bowls. That way your paints are organized and visible at the same time. You could do this with other items […]
It’s fig season in my studio! I’ve been having fun sketching these deep purple beauties….and eating them afterwards.
These days my favorite medium for figure sketching is PanPastel, a highly concentrated pastel in a jar that you apply with a little sponge – sort of like eyeshadow. I’m in love with its tonal range and diaphanous quality, as seen in this blue figure sketch.
The other night I attended the New York Society of Illustrators sketch night – a live fashion drawing event where all the poses were limited to 7 minutes or less. Most model drawing classes are run in a similar way, with very short poses leading up to longer poses. As I quickly made my fashion sketches, I was reminded of what a pleasure it is […]
This time of year, Pantone announces its “official” color of the year for home decor, fashion and design. The color for 2015 is Pantone Marsala, an earthy shade of rose, inspired by the Sicilian fortified wine by the same name. I decided to give myself a little challenge and experiment with pairing Marsala with other colors. It’s […]