Hiatus explained: drove 1000 miles across #Nebraska and into Wyoming and Colorado. Saw family, great friends, and got the peace I miss from being miles away from civilization and cell phone towers. I also fell in love with this pink succulent that grew by piles of agate (!?!) These photos just cannot do the landscape justice. Went to a wedding at a gorgeous ranch, stayed in an old fort built to work on settler/Native American disputes 150 years ago, saw coyotes, prong horn, loads of deer, and a pheasant. Gonna be thinking about the #colorpalate of the #sandhills for months. I love my native place.
Serious #noodling tonight. Complimented by company. Using press on letters from the 70s (?) before you could make scientific figures and graphs on your pc.
Adding to an impossible number of layers to this number. Casually painting it for YEARS.
The ever impossible 3/4 profile strikes again. Did he have stroke? Will they notice? Whatever. Gotta quit while I’m behind.
How many places can you put one color? Too many. #noodling
In the words of #ludacris, “I stay in heavy rotation like a washing machine.”
So I’m painting everyday. After work in Downtown Boston and 2 hours of commuting daily, I don’t go to the gym I pay for. Instead, I do this. I wear a plaid jumper, ingest a stupid amount of audio content and probably some heavy metals by accident. Apparently I also talk to myself and get paint in my armpit. I know every single human is immensely creative and I just chose developing that part of myself as my priority. I’ve tried lots of alternatives and they have been ultimately useless. This isn’t glorious but I will say, it feels glorious sometimes. It’s not fancy. It is stubborn. And that’s fine with me.
Trying to cool my jets after a day that left me feeling uptight and stuck in a mental fuzz. Some ocd strokes with a tiny watercolor brush were better medicine than I could have hoped. Also making a new kit: reserved for favorites only. It’s love. @holbeinartistmaterials I am going to be buried with #shellpink and #vermillion in my pockets
#morecompany in the studio. #crackin into another 40 x 30 canvas. This goofy style is addictive 👌
New fave brush? #6round #princeton @princetonbrush ... thanks for the canvas @nordstrom
There we go. #oilpainting
I love boys. Like, a lot.
Some #scribbly portraits of a #gentleman this evening at #shortpose practice ✏️✏️✏️✏️✏️✏️✏️✏️✏️
Stealing the some thunder at #timilygetsmarried with @abeatcreative @tsimuno @annarao8 .... what a wonderful crowd/group of humans and tremendous pleasure to celebrate the love of beautiful, dear friends. Not pictured: Clark and everyone else.
#portrait practice at sketch group tonight. That poppy #prismacolor pencil never gets old. #longhairdontcare #headbandandkimonoreallydontcare
Big ideas in a small studio. It’s comfy up in here. Nothing better than a wonderful conversation with my best friend @abeatcreative and an hour making a mess in here after a loooong day at work. #sorrynotsorry for over sharing and overworking this painting. Really enjoying putting it together.
#watercolor from #bigsandlake reminded me of this one from the deck of a boat looking out at the archipelago in the #baltic outside #stokholm ... Oh vacation, I loved you sooooo
Been enjoying time offline and some #lakelife with the whole family
Here is a #pumpkinseed I painted for the Motaz cabin a while back. Nice to visit this wonderful place again!