Sunday, June 28, 2015

Monet in Manhattan

On my visit to NYC, I decided to go for a walk to find a place to draw my surroundings. Unfortunately it decided to rain on me! At Bryant Park, I found a table with an umbrella to keep me dry for the most part. Beside me were two gentlemen playing chess, truly a sweet moment. We struck a short conversation since we were all concentrating, them on their game, me on my doodle. 

While walking I found a small statue of Monet, a favorite artist of mine. I thought I'd be silly and take a selfie with him. I'm sad I could not draw longer because of the weather, but it felt good even though I did a rough lamp post sketch. 

Nyc Visit, Fancy Food Show

I tagged along with my mother for a business trip in NYC at the Javits Center. Quite an experience! There are tons of people from all over the world, either buying or selling food and food related products. 

Clearly I am not in a food related field, but with a Fine Arts background, I can appreciate all of the labeling and packaging! It's amazing how much the display of your product affects how you get noticed. Something I will definitely keep in mind for my own projects. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sketchbook Quotes

Here are more pages from my newest sketchbook. I can't bring myself to put anything in it but inspiring quotes relating to art. Maybe it's a chance to play with different writing styles. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Robin Williams Charcoal

"Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting." -Peter Pan

First charcoal drawing in at least 4 years. Hoping to do more with charcoal and other mediums I seem to have lost touch with. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Everyone is an Artist

After spending so much time painting with children in the last few months, these words have never been more true to me! An unanswered question many of us ask ourselves. Even since Picasso was around. 

One of my favorite things about working for Paint Nite, is that anyone has the chance to bring out their inner artist once again in a judgement free zone. 

I truly believe, everyone can paint. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New sketchbook

Nothing makes me more happy or scared than a new sketchbook. Full of possiblity and ideas. Bringing up the "start all over" feeling, that seems to be the worst motivation. But I think I'm actually going to have a theme to this sketchbook... Quotes. Maybe art related quotes that inspire me. 

Here are the first two pages done tonight and last night. I love the fact that I can paint in this Moleskine and it doesn't mess up the paper. The corners curl a little, but I can deal with that. 

I may break away from this theme idea, but it's a great start to get me going. Sketchbooks to me are best when they are personal. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Paint Nite Paintings

Here are the Paint Nite Paintings that I have created in the last week. I came to realize that if I want to earn more money, I need to create more and more paintings for Paint Nite. It challenges me to think of unique things that are not usually painted at Paint Nite. I also can try to make a spin off of something that is painted more often, and make it more interesting.