LESA Late Summer Original Art

This summer was full of wanderings along the beach with my 4 year old son. I left the ID book behind and brought along my sketchbook seeking to record our journeys visually.

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”

Edible Still Life Subject

It was a treat to create this local food inspired art for Salt & Soil Marketplace in Juneau, Alaska. A friend texted me the call for an artist and after a few scribbled sketches I worked up a full scale pencil sketch of this image and submitted it. I’m thrilled they chose me as theirContinue reading “Edible Still Life Subject”

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”

Managing Digital Images

Taking a dive into my disheveled image files to bring more color and examples of my artwork to the website. This site is meant to reflect my work as both teacher and maker. At the moment, a tiny sample is on display, but there is more to come! My image collection starts with data onContinue reading “Managing Digital Images”