Recently I’ve started doing some self-portraits, in a bit of a different style. Same media, still children’s book-ish, but a little darker, a little bolder. I tried using a dark line around the character, as my agent recommended I try out.
It doesn’t always come naturally to me, but I’m trying!
Anyways, here’s the result, which I call Locks:
flowers must follow april (and may) showers, and this is what’s on the horizon for a sunnier kickoff to summer:
an unfinished mud pup, but the garden will follow!
the sun is shining, and giving me lots of inspiration! i’m working on many new spring themed ventures, including Sam and Ben, and flower power watercolors…
in the midst of many new springtime watercolors, marmalade popped up in the tulips!
new pups and paintings are on the way. april showers bring new art from nicole!
i realized this image never got published/scanned right, so here it is again. in the light of a new month…and 3 WEEKS TIL SPRING(!!) i’m steering away from snowy scenes for a little while, although my ice skating characters are still searching for their background.
here’s a spring-y inspiration:
i have several deadlines before my trip to Iceland for my 23rd birthday, so postings will be a little light for a little while….be patient, friends!!
in the bitter cold…happiness is a warm puppy.
or, in my case, a mud pup and a cast of friends in the works.
i have lots and lots of images to clean up, but for now, here’s some winter warmers:
mixed media snow girl sketch
watercolor of dinsmore court awaiting the snow
yellows and greens, along the charles. sketch and watercolor painting.
happy late autumn.
oh yeah, remember those moleskine watercolors i did this summer? here they are:
i’ve been busy
(my cousins documenting my watercolor wonder kit)
exploring lake winnepesauke with my cousins,
eating wild blueberries,
(picked from Mt. Major’s Fall Summit)
(this one was a milkweed seedpod)
(a sunset painted at sunset)
i’m filled with dreams and paint all over,
and will have lots to show real soon.
enjoy summer, everyone.
(our kitchen filled with fruit,
our table filled with flowers,
and a feverish young girl painting
through the late afternoon with family)
continued, some colorful images from my trips in Malaysia and Thailand:
I have developed a cut paper-collage style of working in the last two years at RISD. I paint into xerox copied images and assemble them into full page illustrations – some full color, some limited pallete playing with the white of the page. Recently though, I’ve fallen back in love with my diner series, and here’s the latest one:
I also started playing with farmstands and farmer’s markets. In today’s Green Movement, it only seems appropriate:
I can’t wait to build up this portfolio!