A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.
signed, numbered and dated 50 scotty prints for most of the morning!
shortie tried helping but his idea of help was knocking everything on the floor...which is really not helping at all in my opinion!
had a lookie loo to my left
out and about mid-afternoon in my home town for my next commission...i thought the flintridge stables with JPL and the mountains in the background would represent the area well. still giving it thought tho.
worked late afternoon and into the evening on fred.
sammy thought it was time to quit and go to bed even tho talking dead had only just started. he's not into zombies like i am!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
on sunday my boyfriend and i were off early to palm springs, a relatively fast two hour drive east of us. we spent the day there for his birthday and to attend the palm springs fine art fair. my friend and fellow artist, katherine kean was showing her amazing atmospheric paintings thru the izen miller gallery, seen behind us in this blurry photo!
the internet does not do her work justice, but that can probably be said for most of us! if i were somehow lucky enough to win the lottery, i'd be immediately knocking on her door to buy her work, that's how much i love it!
|Marc Sijan sculpture with Katherine Kean work behind|
the fair had a very similar feel to the la art show, but in my opinion, at least this year, i could related to much of the artwork and found soo many pieces of beautiful work that i was swooning over!!
lori fields was definitely one of the artist i fell madly in love with, and spent a lot of time talking to the gallery owner about. you absolutely have to see her work in person, as with it being encaustic you miss all the awesome details lost here on the internet.
we saw even more art at an outdoor art fair along palm springs main drag. all of this had my brain reeling last night and today! so i am feeling a bit restless, wondering about my own work and where i want to take it. at least for my "gallery" work, not my commission work. this year i wanted to experiment way more with different techniques such as silver leaf (which i did start in december) graphite power and different surfaces, but now i feel i want to push that even farther after all the incredible inspiration of yesterday. as today is super quiet here at my day job because of the holiday, i can sit quietly with it and be inspired by all the possibilities!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
“Drawing makes you look at the world more closely. It helps you see what you’re looking at more clearly.”
~David Almond, Skellig~
off the drawing board:
|Soaring Scotty by Kathryn Hansen (c) 2014 9x12|
almost off the drawing board, still needs some tweaking:
new commission, Fred:
new small (5x7) drawing, Sonni:
still plugging away at Percy, as he doesn't need to be finished until April 1:
i am finally feeling healthy again (yay!), and back at work trying to make up for lost drawing time! lots of hours now spent drawing (or playing with kittens)!!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
~Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red~
|Lily Marie by Kathryn Hansen 5x7 (c) 2014|
|Bella, aka Tuna Breath by Kathryn Hansen 5x7 (c) 2014|
these two cuties are from the dog contest i held over a month ago on my facebook business page. winning first place was Lily Marie, an adorable pug Cathy H entered. the runner up was Bella, or as i liked to call her, Tuna Breath! Janice W. entered her. I thank them SOOO much for their entries! they will each receive a matted print of their beloved pets!
the next contest up will be in a few weeks, again on my facebook page. this time i'll be calling for cats...so if you have a favorite photo of your cat, please think about entering them, you may win a high quality matted print of your awesome pet!!