This painting is ready to begin the long process of layering and glazing in oils. If you follow me on Patreon, you can watch the live videos of the underpainting process.
In an exclusive preview post for my Patreon subscribers, I discussed this new concept and shared the color sketches from my art journal.
When I started this painting, I had a complex narrative in mind that would further illustrate the personal journey of one of my models. As sometimes happens with a painting, the concept has changed. In this case, it has simplified, focusing entirely on the phoenix.
Handmade greeting and post cards shipped out to my Patreon subscribers in Georgia and Kentucky this morning. August is a landmark month for me in my subscription history because I was able to complete my orders and ship them out before the first of the month.With all of the submission deadlines and new opportunities popping … Continue reading August 2021 Patreon Subscriptions
At the beginning of June, I sent out the first three mailings of handmade greeting cards and postcards to my Patreon subscribers and local patrons of my art. I have felt a little overwhelmed getting started with a monthly subscription obligation, but I have managed to have my cards in the mail the first week this month as well as in June.
Over the last couple of months I have been designing mixed media cards for my Patreon subscribers. Most of my tiers include a handmade mixed media greeting card each month. Upper tiers also receive a postcard. My art box subscribers will receive additional packs of cards in their annual packages. Each month I will design … Continue reading Handmade Cards and Postcards
It requires an extreme amount of focus to successfully conceptualize and schedule the creation of a cohesive body of work. I am only just getting a handle on my #wildwomanportrait universe after three years of hard work, photo shoots, conversations, concept development, and character illustrations. Obsession with ideas vs creativity and productivity My solution has … Continue reading Being an Idea Person is Difficult…
Hello friends. I hope the weather has been as lovely where you live as it has been here in the Georgia Piedmont. May was a busy month for me, both in the studio and the garden. I made tremendous progress on personal projects, put the finishing touches on my Patreon Profile and participated in two … Continue reading June Newsletter 2021
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