“Lately my heart feels like a glacier - fragmented and adrift in blue ice. Painting landscapes is strange for me, but before embarking on the next series of larger works, doing some experiments seemed appropriate. Like setting the stage before the players enter…This is a small watercolor study of the Jökulsárlón lagoon in Iceland.
Usually I love the Christmas Season, but this year has been a difficult one, casting a shadow over the usually cheerful celebrations. But even in dark times, its important to remember the people around us that help us get through the days, and hold onto whatever pieces of beauty we can. I’m grateful for my amazing family & art family, and for the moments that painting helps me feel a bit like myself again.
Here’s a new short video, where you can see some of my watercolor underpainting techniques! Its mostly focused on soft layering and gradual buildup of contrast and detail while rendering long hair. Eventually, I transfer the finished watercolor to one of my lasercut panels and then blend everything together with oil glazes. This finished piece will be for a show in LA in February!
Its been a great few weeks in the studio of starting some new pieces, and enjoying this inspiring space now that its mostly come together. We moved to this location last October, and it always takes a little while for everything to find its place again. The natural light here is so beautiful that I’ve been especially inspired!
I get so sentimental when I think of Sanford & Son. I watch this show religiously and I don’t watch much t.v. at all besides a few episodes of this every week. I put my 10 year old nephew on the show and now he’s a fan. The other day he asked me “why did they only make six seasons?” I told him I didn’t know and often wondered myself.