Heart Bursts Open

It's been a little while (someday I will start a post where I do not have to say this!) but I have just finished the first artwork of 2018 that met my expectations. That's not to say I haven't been making things; I have. But it's been mostly just smaller sketches playing around. I've been hiking and taking photos a lot too, which is integral to my process. The real issue though, has been my day job eating up a lot of my time this year. Well, enough of that, let's talk about the drawing.

 Heart Bursts Open, Polychromos on Canson Mi Tientes, 12 x 16 inches

Heart Bursts Open, Polychromos on Canson Mi Tientes, 12 x 16 inches

I took the photo that I used for reference during a lovely hike near Muir beach. I have a real soft spot for flowers that are reminiscent of an anatomical heart. This is my third flower drawing that I ended up titling using the word "Heart" and it won't be the last. Flowers are beautiful, but a flower that makes me think of something else is what really speaks to me artistically. 

 My photo, taken on a hike at Muir Beach, CA. Canon 80D, 24mm lens

My photo, taken on a hike at Muir Beach, CA. Canon 80D, 24mm lens

Work in Progress

I've decided to take my art online to the next level by moving to my own site and opening a print shop (coming soon!)

In the meantime, I have the beginnings of a portfolio of colored pencil and watercolor work, and now, the beginning of a new blog.

My intention is to write about my art, where I find inspiration, how I utilize photography as a colored pencil and watercolor artist, places of beauty I visit, what I'm working on, and whatever else I come up with along the way.

For me art is the relaxing carefree part of life. It involves not only painting and drawing but going out into the world with a camera to find those visions that inspire me.