Art updates for July

It’s been a busy time, but finally I have a few moments to catch my breath and reflect on the whirlwind of activity that was my life from May until just this past weekend. I haven’t had as much time to create between travel and festivals, but I’m pleased with that I have accomplished. Here are a smattering of my favorite creations and works in progress.

My favorite print

Retro Indominus Rex in “Gives Parents Nightmares”

This is one of my favorites. It’s a recolor and lettering on my Indominus Rex illustration. It’s currently on Redbubble, and a limited run of prints in my Etsy store.

My favorite commission

“The Great Divide” 8.5” x 11” acrylic on canvas

“The Great Divide” was a custom piece for a giveaway winner. I had to get a few photos of it before I sent it out, and I really am pleased with how the color balance and the divide down the center turned out.

My favorite painting

“Driving Hone at Dawn” 9” x 6” watercolor and ink on paper.

Recent painting just posted to my Etsy shop is “Driving Home at Dawn” watercolor and ink on 100% cotton paper. I had a great time creating this rainbow galaxy sky. I’ve worked many night shifts and also suffer chronic insomnia, so driving alone can be exhausting. It’s lonely and you can feel like the only person in the world on the right country roads. But the sight of dawn colors mingling with the melting night is truly beautiful.

My favorite illustration

“Date Night” bookmark closeup from my sushi collection

My sushi bookmarks turned out so pretty, and I really want to do more work in that style. The gilding also came out really nice. It was my first time trying that technique, and it really just adds so much. Check out all of them in my Etsy shop.

Projects and Appearances

4th of July Family Fest

A big festival, and also our most demanding. We set up at 10:00am and didn’t pack up until 11:00pm. It was 100° F and humid. Brutal weather, but lots of great people, good food, and amazing bands.

MiniCon 2019

Today Saturday 20 July, I’ll be at MiniCon at The Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center in Kennesaw, Georgia from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Come out and say hi!

Classes and Shows

I have a number of projects in the works, including content for Patrons, and in-person classes. Check out upcoming festivals here.

I also have a number of videos and bonus content in the works on Patreon. This week, I posted my first tutorial for Patrons featuring alcohol markers: choosing markers, technique, and blending.

If you’re interested in face-to-face lessons, I have upcoming fluid acrylic painting classes coming up at Michael’s in McDonough, GA beginning 1 August. Check out my classes page for links and details.

Overall, it’s been a busy month!

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