I had extra “found” landscapes on hand, and continuing that theme was partly out of necessity as my art sources and studio access got disrupted to varying degrees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a watercolor of an excellent image Alan captured of a rare moment of peace between the cats — aware of each other but sufficiently distant.
So much was happening, and worrisome, and strange that I just lost track of a lot of it. This post is about the weird craft stuff I focused on as an escape.
“All three were the first woman from their respective countries to obtain a degree in Western medicine from a Western university.”
In the strangest year in my lifetime, I figured it was fitting to wrap it up with a few oddities that are changes in perspective.
I painted this ceramic skull for the 31 Skulls fundraiser for Local Color. Fun project!
While I’ve been home I’ve been digging much more into the art materials I’d accumulated. I realized I could carry this mat around as a kind of window to change my view of my indoor environment.
Symbols in our public space are gaining extra scrutiny for the worldview they present.
These are nursery paintings for the #quarantwins Aubrey & Oliver. I got the idea to create a pair of paintings so that each one can have one when they’re older.
This is a commission I recently finished in front of the Casa Verde apartment complex – they requested art that would be vibrant and fun.
A commission with a more cartoony and colorful style that didn’t need detailed photo references.
These portraits are more accurately “animal friends” rather than pets – this time, horses! The first portrait in the middle was a commission, and the two on the sides are horses at The Right Step, Inc.
This is for being Black, and simply asking to live.
This is for Black women, silenced, “too loud” to laugh.
This is for Black trans women, who risk so much to love.
This mural is part of the early response, organized by Local Color, to support local businesses with art of hope & solidarity after the first weekend of protests following the murder of George Floyd.
Like Tobey (from Tobey’s Gaze), TJ has a bunch of fluffy white fur and a piercing gaze.
This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.
When I’m feeling stuck I usually end up doing art that either tries out different textures or different media.
An unexpected human pause for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is giving us a view we don’t often see.
This is the most ambitious pet portrait I’ve done to date: five distinct cats, from completely separate reference photos, combined to appear to be sitting together.
I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.