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Painting Drama

Exciting news! I made it through Painting Drama 1, a composition and visual storytelling course mentored by Chris Oatley through Oatley Academy.

It was a rare and valuable chance to absorb vast amounts of visual storytelling wizardry, which I hope will truly affect my art going forward. My brain is still processing it all.

Here are a couple of pieces (along with just a few development sketches) I did for the class. Hoping to share more soon:

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I’m so thankful for such personalized guidance from the amazing Chris Oatley, and priceless interaction with classmates. Check out the work of my fellow PD students at the links below:

Sarah Mills  —-  Kira Slaght  —-   Magali Mebsout   —-   Andre Meister   —-   Zijian Yan   —-   Carolyn Arcobascio   —-   Garrett McGill   —-   Linda Lithén   —-   Sarah Ricketts   —-   Ryan James   —-   Lindsey Reimer   —-   Melissa Dow   —-   Lynne Yoshii   —-   Sara Burke   —-   Lisa Lindsay   —-   Ian Rosenthaler   —-   Casey Gustafson   —-   Kristen Schwartz   —-   Nick Jizba   —-   Brian Talbott   —-   Jeszika Lee   —-   Karlen Tam   —-   Cassandra Mazur   —-   Matt Gilson   —-   Dominick Carachilo

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Children’s Book Illustration

Steadily getting accustomed to illustrating for children’s books :). Here’s a glimpse:

Just as a reminder, the illustrations I’ve been posting are client work which I’m permitted to show as portfolio pieces. I’m not writing these stories myself.

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Final painting – Color and final detail painted digitally in Photoshop

As you can see, this story involves a bear chase and (in case you’re worried) has a happy ending.

Wedding Portrait 2013

This is my cousin, Brad, and his wife, Karisa, who were married on June 1st of this year. My gift to them was this portrait, a graphite drawing sealed in encaustic medium (heated wax and other components).

This sort of mixed media technique grew from the impetus of working for Inspire Prescott. I still haven’t completely worked it out. So in truth, I experimented on my dear cousins :). Even so, I’m confident they were happy with it, and I can’t wait to try another portrait in this style.

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A closeup of some oil paint detail:

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The drawing before encaustification.

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God bless your life together, Brad and Karisa.

Inspire Prescott Gallery

A new art gallery in Prescott, AZ, has its grand opening tonight, and I’m thrilled to be included as a featured artist :D. Inspire Prescott is coming together through the hard work and awesomeness of some great people. Website coming soon; meanwhile, check out their Facebook page:

Click here

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And click here to see a snapshot album of the artwork I’m showing.

I spent the past week painting furiously and came up with these 4 new encaustic portraits — referencing Pre-Raphaelite portraiture and William Morris patterns and other old fashioned things. They will be hanging in the gallery for the next few months.

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For Beauty and Glory.

Of Sketches: Etsy Update

It took some time, but my Etsy shop is now well stocked with tiny paintings! :-). Please take a look and share, like, pin, tweet, enjoy. A warm thanks to you.

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Etsy

Here’s the news,

I opened an Etsy shop today to sell the decent-most of my tiny paintings and color sketches. It’s called TheTinyPainting. So far, I’ve listed a number of encaustic 4″x 6″ paintings, and a near stamp-sized hummingbird watercolor. More to come ~ I’d love to know what you think!