I have a lot of updating to do around here on the blog with recent work and hopefully some new work too. I’ll be setting up my Etsy shop in the coming days too! The dust is starting to settle as I transition into the next phase of my life and career. That last marathon… Continue reading Surprise, I graduated!
Hello World, Thanks for stopping by. I have a confession. I’m a little obsessed with glass plate negatives. I’ve started scouring flea markets, antique shops, and Ebay in the hopes of finding interesting and visually appealing glass plates. I love an excuse to do a little research and peak into what someone thought was important to… Continue reading Glass Plates and Family Photographs
The back to school crunch is approaching as I wrap up summer classes and projects I won’t have time for in the fall. I’m sharing today something I’m excited about. I’ve expanded my knowledge in Photoshop and have started working on some personal family photographs. While visiting with my Nana for her 90th birthday, I… Continue reading Eek Summer is almost over!
I swear I’ll go into more detail soon, but here is my newest work after loads of research and experimentation. Part of a larger research project this painting is part of my work to paint select members of the 27 Club in the style of Byzantine and Medieval icon paintings. When I went to London… Continue reading Jim Morrison Icon
During my research one of the traditional methods to gesso wood and the linen mounted on the wood was to use animal glue. While I’m not attaching linen on top of the wood I wanted to create a surface for the paint to adhere to the wood. I decided that I wanted to try using… Continue reading Gelatin as gessso
I’m working on a project for school creating contemporary versions of Byzantine and Russian Orthodox Icons. I’ve been researching extensively the historical methods that these icons were created using tempera paint on wood with gold gilding. While I will not be using the exact methods that these works of art were made with I am… Continue reading Modern Icons
I’d like to share images with you that I recently took visiting the Gander Memorial Grove on Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. I have driven past this memorial a number of times while living in the area, but have been personally impacted by this memorial. I was showing my work at an art festival in Virginia last… Continue reading Gander Memorial Grove
I wanted to take an image of a landscape in this case from a recent trip to a “pick your own” strawberry patch and heighten the space with layers. I looked at the image and mapped out in strips which areas would fall into specific layers. I then painted them individually and cut them out.… Continue reading Experimenting with a new technique