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November 26, 2023


Completely obsessed with my sister's friend's cat. His name is Grandpa. He is an older rescue cat. He is very grumpy. Poor thing's original name was Poop. I'd be mad all the time too.

Trying out some painting techniques and I am happy with how it looks so far. Once this dries I will add another layer of paint to really bring out his evil gaze and fuzzy booties.

November 25, 2023

Zoey Naptop

Digitally colored drawing of Zoey napping on my laptop, circa 2009. 

She still does this.

Walter Sullivan Gets A Glow-Up

Drawn in 2009

Sometimes I like to go over old artworks and see if I can make them better. I like this picture of Walter other than the fact that it doesn't really look like him?

Lookin good, gurl. 

November 18, 2023

Dante with embroidered button up shirt

I was going through some old family photos and there's a picture of me in a cute embroidered button up shirt. Of course my first thought was "Who would look cute in that shirt? Dante would look cute in that." 

This is just the first layer of paint, so he looks rough for now. I'm looking forward to adding more color and definition to this cutie. Dante always looks so fabulous with florals!

November 7, 2023

Gouache Swatch and the Abstract Eye (Complete)

November 6, 2023

She Is Complete!!
I planned to attach multiple jewels, but decided it was too much. I decided on one jewel near the center of the eye. For the finer details of the drawing I used gel pen. This was a very fun experiment and I would totally love to do more like this.

I live for these moments when I'm in the zone and having fun! This is what art is all about!

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November 1, 2023

Oil paint color chart

As of November 1, 2023

Added five new colors: Ice Green, Leaf Green, Horizon Blue, Blue Violet, and Lilac. You can read more about them here.

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New colors!

Say hello to my new pals:

  • Lilac (Holbein) - PV23, PW6
  • Horizon Blue (Holbein) - PB15, PW6
  • Ice Green (Holbein) - PG7, PW6
  • Leaf Green (Holbein) - PY81, PY119, PG7, PW6
  • Blue violet (Cobra) - PV23, PB29, PW7

I've been kind of depressed and low energy lately so I decided to splurge a bit on something nice. I was aware that Holbein had a line of water-mixable oils, and they have some unusual colors that other brands don't offer. I really wanted some lighter opaque colors, and these did not disappoint.

All of these except Leaf Green could be mixed using colors I already have... But I really enjoy having a consistent color every time. Plus they're just pretty to look at. We all have our vices.

Holbein's paint is much thicker than Cobra or W&N. I have yet to see how it mixes with other colors besides Titanium White. But I am so excited. Look at these fabulous hues!