Have you ever wanted to be on the cover of a magazine?

Wild Apple Wall Decor

Honestly? No. However, I was thrilled to have my artwork featured on the cover of Wild Apple’s Art Decor February 2019 Issue.  Wild Apple Graphics is a B2B art publisher and art licensor working with manufacturers, retailers, and designers of decorative home products and wall decor. It’s so fun to see my artwork in a …

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Hyper-Lapse sketch of leafy twig (1 minute long)

Time-lapse sketch using traveling sketch kit

In a previous blog post, I wrote about putting together a travel sketching kit.  Here, you can see me putting my travel kit into action.  So as not to make the video too long, I sketched the twig before the video started and compressed it into a hyper-lapse format.  Watch me use colored pencils as …

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Who knew I had so much to say? 22 pages worth!

Art Habens magazine

I was thrilled to be selected for a 22-page article in the international contemporary art review magazine Art Habens.  Picked to be featured in their Biennial Anniversary edition (10 years and going strong), I was given one of their longest spreads ever! In the magazine interview, we touch on the way my artistic inquiry explores the …

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Why I sketch while traveling and why you should too

Travel art supplies

Travel sketching is fun to do while on vacation. While I don’t consider myself an advanced sketcher, my sketches have a way to bring back vivid memories of my trip, much more so than photographs (which I take lots of too 🙂  Sketching requires me to be wholly present while I explore and record my new experiences. After much trial and …

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Using an iPad to create painting studies

landscape water iPad procreate

Figuring out exactly what type of painting a commission client wants is harder than you might think.  I start with having them review my past work and telling me which elements appeal to them.  Then I ask about size, color palette, mood, and more.   I’m just starting a new commission and I thought it would …

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I’m today’s “Featured Artist” on Artsy Shark

A big thank you to Caroline Edlund at Artsy Shark for making me today’s “Featured Artist” on her popular arts website.  The article is filled with lots of my colorful artwork and the story behind my inspiration.  Click HERE to read the complete article.

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Let’s speed things up!

Multiple works in progress

One suggestion to working faster and looser is to on start multiple paintings at one time. I use the same paper size and color palette to work up four different versions. That way, I can just move from painting to painting, adding a little here and there, letting it evolve more naturally. Everything is a …

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What is your 2019 intention or “word”?

palette

It’s time to set my art business goals for 2019. I’ve been reviewing my past goals and the systems I used to achieve them, then evaluating what worked and what didn’t. Every past year, I have lower the number of major goals I set for the future year. I’ve found that setting too many goals …

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