May 7, 2020

Let's talk about lighting! It can tell the viewer time of day, change mood, and it can make or break a painting. To convey realistic lighting you must use both value and color to your advantage. If you want to get better at replicating lighting effects, the first step...

March 1, 2020

You may have realized by now: I LOVE painting bridges. I'm often asked if I really like painting bridges or if I just do it because they sell. The answer? I REALLY like painting bridges. Brooklyn Bridge Park was a favorite sketching location long before I started selli...

August 10, 2018

Why yes, I am months behind in blogging. Time to finally tell you about my birthday sketchwalk! I decided the way I wanted to spend the day was by seeing movies and sketching. In the morning I went to see Ocean's 8 with my sister (it combined my love of heist movies wi...

August 21, 2017

I did this commission last month, and had a blast with it. It was supposed to depict a June night at the River Cafe (the gal commissioning it had gotten engaged there a few years prior). She was very specific about wanting it to be night, but not too dark, and to focus...

June 12, 2017

Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of my favorite places to sketch, you may have noticed. So, Friday night, I went out after work not only to do some research for a commission I'll be doing soon, but also to sketch! For the first time, I did all three visible bridges in the a...

December 26, 2016

Happy Holidays! I've been remiss in posting on account of being incredibly busy, both in fulfilling commissions (mostly holiday orders, but I already have a few non-holiday commissions in the works...more on commissions in a later post!) and packaging and shipping etsy...

May 1, 2016

That is, in Brooklyn, not the elephant. Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of my favorite places to sketch (here's a previous sketch from last year!), so I was excited the sketchers were meeting there this week. I started the day sketching a dog on the subway, his adorable he...

December 19, 2015

 This is one of my favorites from this summer. I walked through Brooklyn Bridge Park and then camped out for a couple of hours while I painted this. A few passers-by went off the beaten path so they could check it out while in progress!

 

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