Finding Home

It’s been oh so long since I’ve taken the time to post and reflect on art; it’s been a year of amazing adventures and transitions, my art has been quick and sketchy in-between adventures or along journeys when I’m able to take momentary pauses. Ive come to know art in new and incredible ways! I️ wouldn’t change a thing!

When evaluating 2017 and entering 2018, there remains a big passion of mine: art. The expression…The display of mighty themes and emotions through line and color…The act of creating. It’s all a journey! And it’s one thing to make something and it’s another to make and reflect. That’s what I️ choose to do here!

So…to start the blogging pattern again, I️ thought I’d start with my most recent sketch/watercolor. It’s actually mimicking a beautiful piece of art I️ found in an art store in Asheville NC. I’ve found so much inspiration in the art I’ve seen traveling! This piece is comprised with minimalism and eccentric patterns, contrasted by the cultural display of an every day term, “home.” The term means something different and looks different to everyone, but the desire for this concept and the ideal peace it brings runs deep among all people. It’s now hanging in my “home!” And…I️ similarly feel that “home”-like peace when I️ am viewing and making art! I️ am thankful for he beautiful joy that art brings to my life.


Adventure is Out There

I asked myself 2 questions before I began this sketch:

1. Can I sketch a detailed and quality illustration without taking hours of meticulous sketching and obsession to fine details? I want to capture the pure essence of an image for the purpose of quality illustration, not representation of detail. 

2. Can I sketch an illustration that breaks me out of the mold of sketching “known” scenes and layouts?

The answer, this sketch…and hopefully I was successful! I am an admirer of the tag line from Up, “Adventure is Out There.” To me, that phrase directs me to Disney, where adventures are found and dreams can come true. That is what led me to Cinderella’s Castle. Carl’s house floated over Paradise Falls because that was his dream of adventure. My dream of adventure is to one day work for Disney as an artist, so I sketched the iconic house with balloons floating over Cinderlla’s Castle!


Winnie the Pooh. And some Honey too. 

This is a canvas painting I did with acrylics. The process was simple. First, I looked for a quote by Winnie the Pooh that I though was indicative to his loveable character, because I wanted to make this painting for my roommate who loves Winnie the Pooh and has been a good friend. I then sketched Winnie the Pooh and his honey pot on the canvas, and then began painting! The sketch took me roughly 20 minutes and the painting took 2 hours. All of the painting was done with a small brush (you can easily find at a craft store) and the fine lines and text were done with a toothpick. 

And the huggable loveable Pooh Bear was complete. 


Fab Five POP Art

The Fab Five are back! Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy and Donald are Walt Disney’s classic characters who were with him from the beginning. Daisy Duck joins the gang in this collection of POP Art paintings. A new medium is introduced in this artistic creation. A series of brush strokes transform a blank white canvas into an expressive illustration of Walt Disney’s Fab Five. What emotions are their expressions reflecting? Let your imagination guide you!

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