A wee watercolor for Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July, friends!
Let’s take a look back at a piece I painted as part of an Instagram giveaway about two years ago. I had been given a terrarium (which lived a good long life and will be resurrected!) as a holiday gift and wanted to paint them in watercolor. This was the result.
I’ve painted a few more since and have one deck now for a friend/client.
It’s been a surreal couple of weeks with some big changes. Seed and Star Studio on 54th Street as you knew it is no more. The artists, including myself, have moved on to new locations and projects.
At the end of September, I moved in to a new space a the Harrison Center for the Arts. You can find me in studio #015. If this number sounds familiar to Harrison Center regulars, it should. It was previously, wondrously, creatively filled with the magic that was my friend, Susan Hodgin. Susan passed almost a month ago and I’m so very honored to be in her space.
I’m slowly getting started in the new studio with two First Friday openings under my belt, two commissions in the works, prep for two workshops I’ll be teaching in Mooresville and Lafayette in November and (I hope) holiday commissions.
I invite you to come check out the new studio – I’m not sure yet if it will be the new ‘Seed & Star’ – on IDADA First Friday, November 7 from 6-9pm.
This weekend I started work on a garden inspired commission. I got some great photos of a few of the plants from my client’s garden to get the ideas rolling.
This one in particular – a Cardoon (Artichoke Thistle) before it’s bloomed – has prompted a small painting (below). It’s not the finished commission, just a bonus piece.
A few months ago while snowed in, I painted a map of downtown Indianapolis. It was made into prints and has been selling so well, I’ve begun working on Indy neighborhoods in the same style.
This weekend I worked on The Mass Ave cultural District. Almost done, Irvington is up next and I’m taking suggestions for other neighborhoods.
A little late, but a big thank you to friends new and old who visited me at Homespun: Modern Handmade last Friday night for the opening of my mini-show, Little Things.
Part of IDADA’s First Friday festivities, I was there doing some painting demos which included an awesome unicorn and rainbow collaboration with a seven year old. Plus there were macaroons.
A shout out to my friend Rana Salame for setting it all up and the folks at Homespun for being such great hosts.