Making vs. Thinking and Scrolling

In January, I started a new organizational system. That led to tackling some business aspects of my art practice: updating my website, updating my CV, fussing with connecting social media accounts and email, looking for grant opportunities, teaching a few online classes, and generally thinking and researching about the administration side of my art business.Continue reading “Making vs. Thinking and Scrolling”

Finding Color

Out of 1,600 squares, I estimate I have 400 left. Each square is painted with a mix of 2 tube watercolors- approximately 50/50. Tube colors are arranged in a list repeated on the top and one side. This way each mix can be shown once at a deep strength and once as a pale version.Continue reading “Finding Color”

Recycled Valentines Cards

I’ve been shuffling a growing stack of reject paintings around. I accidentally picked up a couple pads of student grade watercolor paper awhile back and found it unacceptable for finished work, so now I mostly use it for warm ups and experiments. Recently I’ve been organizing and streamlining the studio while waiting for washes toContinue reading “Recycled Valentines Cards”

Jumping Media

Watercolor has always been a favorite method for translating my ideas, but sometimes I crave a different process, feel stuck, or need some novel creative time. Blockprinting is an interesting puzzle and I relish the high contrast look. Alpine Alaska Cotton L.E.S.A. This new (almost finished) acrylic work was an entertaining challenge. I couldn’t findContinue reading “Jumping Media”