Jaimie. Acrylics on Canvas. 30” x 40”
I painted this spritely portrait of actress Jaimie Alexander as the week came to an end. Lots of thick lush brushwork and bright springtime color.
Stardust. Acrylics on Canvas. 24” x 30”
Spontaneously sat down and did this yesterday. (April 2, 2014)
Broke my spray bottle near the end and just walked away for half the day, but I managed to finish it off with loads of fluorescent pink anyway. If you followed the development on Instagram then you know it went through a period of blue… and I’m glad I stuck with my determination to fill that area with pink.
Mermaid Waterfalls. Acrylics on Paper. 18” x 24”
A playful Saturday morning piece.
Enlightenment. Acrylics on Canvas. 24” x 24”
I had this picture enter my mind in a moment of stillness. A quiet moment when everything falls away, and everything falls together all at the same time. If you observe it for a while you’ll see many different things, flowers, a skull, a black hole, the universe, creation, destruction… It’s all there.It started with a big wet layer of white, then some black (which I got carried away with) and if you look closely you can still see where white was painted over black, but not so much that it disappears completely. The white and black ran together a bit and created runs and grays. Then I added a little blue, some more black, white again, and a small dash of purple to pull it all together.
It’s really not much like the original vision, but that’s how it goes.
Succulent Queen. Acrylics on Canvas. 36” x 48”
If you keep up with my Instagram - then you’ll know I just finished this Succulent Queen that took me a week from Sunday to Sunday. She shines in the sun fantastically because of all the gold paint.
In other news - tons of new original paintings on canvas have just been listed in my Etsy Store, and another giant pile of them will be listed within the next week or 2. Most of these are completely unique, no prints, no variations - just one offs. Check it out.
My submission to The Sketchbook Project is now available online, so go Check It Out.
It’s also on tour now, so you can literally check it out in person (along with many many more) when the Sketchbook Project Mobile Library rolls into your nearest US city. 2014 Tour Schedule Here.
Untitled March 8th. Acrylics on Paper. 18” x 24”
I love this picture. It took a few days to develop because it all started with that middle piece and I just kinda felt my way around the rest of it. I show it here in 2 different lighting situations. Both have their perks.
I’m completely in love with gold this year.
Pair of Temporarily Untitled Abstracts. Acrylics on Canvas. 24” x 24”
These are both really terrible photographs, so they’ll definitely be replaced later. For now, I just wanted to post this work from the weekend.
The gold one has many more layers than the other - and it also has glitter in one of the lower layers that somehow you can still see in the finished product. I love that.
The darker one has a sort of muddied appearance overall, but the bright spots shine through and give it a surprising glow.
Mountains of Clouds. Acrylics on Paper. 18” x 24”
Simple, but bright and happy.
Just sharing some other things I love.
Some pics of my daily yoga practices. Devereux the blind chihuahua makes a cameo in one of these pics. My mohawk needs a haircut. It’s getting a little out of hand.
From my Instagram: @colorsofapril
PS: I’m working on a new geometric painting on paper, but it’s slow coming. It’s been drawn out for days, but the painting is harder to fit in.