Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New listings on Etsy

I have completed a few new paintings and have listed them on etsy. I also am experimenting with different ways to market my paintings. I am playing around with some different techniques in jewelry making and have made a few pendants or ornaments with images of some of my paintings. I'm seeing what works and practicing techniques. I'm pretty excited about them though.
I tried two different techniques, one I took microscope glass and printed images on cardstock and sandwiched them into the metal frames then wrapped a little foil tape on the sides to cover the joins. The second technique is an image printed on canvas then mod podged and placed inside the little metal pendant with liquid glass over the top. I'm still working on how much of the materials to use or whether to switch to different kinds. We'll see how it goes... I'm putting them in my etsy shop for a lower price then I plan to sell them in the future but because these are "experimental" I'm interested in getting feedback on them and more practice! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Very long break in posts

I've had a very busy... gosh closing in on a year since my last post...
I have still been painting but have also been preoccupied with school and work. I'll keep this short and hopefully will post a little bit more frequently...
This image is a recent watercolor that I completed. I started it last year and got caught up in a few other projects and finally was able to return to it. The image is of a shrine I visited in Japan. I was really struck by the shrine because it is an area for people who are orphans and don't have a family shrine to be interred. Family is really important culturally in Japan and often adoption is taboo, I was really moved by the placement of the shrine off to the side with the vegetation almost swallowing it up. While I don't know who the people are or if there is someone to remember them I hope I have honored them with my painting.

Thanks for looking at my site. I also will be updating my etsy site with new listings!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Recent Work

Here is a quick post of some recent classwork and a finished painting that I completed in December.