Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Graduate

My day job and broken camera are conspiring to keep me from my sketchbook. In the meantime, I present my sister, looking deceptively innocent. She's really quite badass. And she's now an Associate of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. Woo hoo!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wishing I were there

I've been devoting more time lately to the dismal science than to my sketchbook. But what I really want to be doing is lying on a beach somewhere tropical--like maybe Boracay...

Hiking in El Yunque National Forest would work for me too.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I like turtles

Friends having babies = good excuse to make cute animal paintings.

Some earlier sketches....

I think everything should be written in turtle shell.

Congrats to my dear friends K & D on the birth of Tyler!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sugar Rush

At last year's Artomatic, I discovered the joys of the marshmallow peep diorama, courtsey of the Washington Post's annual contest. I vowed to enter at the next opportunity, spent 10 long months waiting for Easter to roll around, and when Peeps Show III was announced on March 1, I got to work. Inspired by the documentary Man on Wire, this is the end result:

The competition was stiff (1100 entries, including another Peep on Wire!), but I made the semi-finals. Check out this year's top 40 peeps at the Washington Post. Click on the link at the top that says "Peeple's Choice" to vote for MY Peep on Wire (#21).

And if you still haven't had enough gooey sweetness, it's time for some Peep Jousting.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

DC Spring

No new art today, but I did get to commune with the cherry blossoms and magnolias today at the National Arboretum in Northeast DC. Hopefully these will provide fodder for future watercolors.

My favorite quote of the day (from a placard at the Arboretum): "It isn't polite to brag about your background unless you're a plant cultivar." I know one other person who would find this statement as amusing as I do.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I was going to head to open figure drawing after work today but got sidetracked. In lieu of anything new, I'll post some recent sketches based on 20 minutes poses. Using watercolor for figure drawing is still a bit of an experiment for me.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A few from the files

Summer tomatoes - first paint, then eat!

Lobo, the Philippines

Peacock sketch - I'll post the final version later.