Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I thought I would try my hand at sculpting something, after being inspired by watching Mad Monster Party. She's very Tim Burton-esque which I love.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fancy Lady

Painted in gouache.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Girls In Space. . .

When hunting aliens one should always use caution.
This painting started out as an oil painting many months ago. I overworked it so much that I started to hate it. So I decided to scrap it all and start over, this time using gouache and watercolor. I'm much happier with this one!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Okay, that's enough cute animals for now.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Animal Portraits

I love these little guys! I painted them in pastel (my old friend). I might do a few more little creatures, they're just so cute. I think they would be perfect to hang in a baby's room. . .

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Animal Parade

So here is a new painting I did last week, painted in gouache. It was nice to step away from oil paints for awhile and get back into gouache, it's so much faster and I like that instant gratification. This one is pretty large at about three and a half feet wide. I would have made it even larger if I could find a piece of watercolor paper big enough! I prefer painting large, when it's too small I feel as if I don't have as much control over the paint. I wish now that I had given it some sort of background though, it feels too plain.

Friday, June 5, 2009


I just finished this oil painting yesterday. It's a gift for my mom to hang in her zen-like living room. I'm really loving oil painting the more I do it. It takes a long time to finish each piece (at least for me) but it's worth it. I'm halfway through a new one involving spacegirls. I'll post whenever I get it done.

Monday, June 1, 2009

summer sketches

I just got back from a week at the beach and I sketched these colorful little guys while sitting under the umbrella. I'm planning a new oil painting of the blowfish.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I picked these little skeleton statues up in Mexico on my honeymoon. I consider them good luck.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Squid Alert

Finally finished! I just completed this painting yesterday, the paint is still wet. I have been working on it for a long, long time and it feels really good to be done. It was painted in oils and started out as a monochromatic grey painting and then I added layers and layers of glazes to get the colors I wanted. It was very time consuming since I had to wait for each layer to dry before I could add a new one (usually a few days or more). It's also a pretty large painting, 36x24''. The colors turned out brighter than I had imagined but overall I'm very happy with it. On to the next one. . .
It fits into IF's topic 'Subtract' because I subtracted some of the squid's anatomy to make it more stylized. Your comments are always welcome and thanks for looking!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Originally I planned for this girl to be riding a giant bear (which I think I will still do) but here is a sketch of her in a birdcage. I like the idea of it but I don't think I'm going to take this one to a finished stage.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


This is a color sketch of a small piece of a large oil painting I've been working on for the past eight months or so. I work on it a little here and a little there, but I resolve to get this painting done in the next month! Wish me luck.