Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels…

The dizzy dancing way you feel.  I’ve always been a little obsessed with moon faces. Perhaps its the dreamy vintage illustrations I have always adored. Perhaps its the art from The Smashing Pumpkins Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness from my early teen years. Well, I got a new watercolor pan set over the holidays,Continue reading “Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels…”

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

This winter there was a new addition to the family in the form of a brand new nephew. I wanted to gift something he could enjoy through the years, so I painted this for his nursery. It’s based off the children’s poem Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.  And Nod. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed offContinue reading “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod”

Secret Santa Portrait Reveal

Finally! Today is the day! I can post this lovely portrait I did for the Sktchy app’s Secret Santa art exchange. I sent the piece off 2 weeks ago, but couldn’t post it until today to keep the surprise. We were provided a small piece of cardstock for the project.  I treated the cardstock theyContinue reading “Secret Santa Portrait Reveal”

Pastel Portrait Class, New Show in Newark, and Chinchilla Love

Pastel Portrait Class Today I taught a pastel portrait class for beginners at Tulpehocken Exchange. It was the perfect activity for a rainy Saturday afternoon. It was an intimate group with creative folks including musicians and a sculptor. I taught them some basics using dry pastel and offered tips on facial proportions, color, the blendingContinue reading “Pastel Portrait Class, New Show in Newark, and Chinchilla Love”