Artwork, April Update

With spring well underway here in Williamsburg, I’ve been celebrating the change in season with my sketching. Let’s take a look at what I’ve doing. Several of these drawings are studies for the next entry in my vanitas series, with spring as the seasonal focal point. These flowers were all sketched at the Williamsburg Botanical… Continue reading Artwork, April Update

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Artwork, March Update

Last month I talked about the still life series I’ve been planning around a deer skull in different seasons. Today, I’ll show you the first entry in this group, Williamsburg Still Life: Winter, which I finished a couple of weeks ago. I completed this drawing over two weeks. I worked on it during the evenings,… Continue reading Artwork, March Update

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Artwork, February Update

Last month I talked about how I had revamped my sketching practice so that I could spend the weekends working on more ambitious projects. Today I’ll share what I’ve been working on so far. One afternoon in November I was walking on one of the many forest trails around my apartment when I found a… Continue reading Artwork, February Update

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Artwork: January Update

One of the things I’ve been wanting to do this year is make more art. That’s always the case, but it’s been especially true this year. Despite being at home most of 2020, I didn’t do a lot of art-making. While I started out the year strong by finishing a lot of incomplete projects, shortly… Continue reading Artwork: January Update

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Holiday Cards 2020

December means it’s time for holiday cards. Admittedly, I had thought about skipping this year because writing personal notes to thirty or so people can be a bit of a slog. Given how trying 2020 has been, however, I thought the people in my life could benefit from a little mailbox cheer, so I went… Continue reading Holiday Cards 2020

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Art Break: Cat Paintings

Today I thought I would highlight a fun little painting project I did earlier this year. Best of all, it stars our two kitty cats, Gustave and Iris. For years, Brandon has been wanting me to paint our cats. Not that I haven’t wanted to do this, but the cats can be challenging to draw.… Continue reading Art Break: Cat Paintings

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My first Inktober: #wildoctoberart

I recently completed my first Inktober challenge. A portmanteau of ink and October, Inktober challenges invite participants to create one daily drawing throughout the month to encourage consistent drawing habits. Participants will then share these drawings on Instagram or other social media outlets to encourage one another as they complete the challenge. I’ve never participated… Continue reading My first Inktober: #wildoctoberart

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New Digital Project: Facemask Drawings

I’ve been in a holding pattern since finishing my written exams on August 27 because I still need to complete the oral component, which is happening this Wednesday. In the meantime, I’ve been catching up on nonacademic projects that I’d sidelined while reading for comps. My main website, for instance, now features a brand-new page… Continue reading New Digital Project: Facemask Drawings

Rediscovering Oil Painting

I know everyone is worried about Covid-19 right now, and for good reason. These are uncharted waters, and with uncertainty comes anxiety. Today then, we’ll take a break from talking about reading lists and take a look at a painting I did in January, because art is important, especially at a time like this. Okay,… Continue reading Rediscovering Oil Painting

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