artist studio

Cycles

I've been gradually working on larger paintings and offering larger sized prints lately. Tinyartshop started in 2012 as miniatures were a huge interest of mine, and while I still love tiny paintings and will continue to make them, painting larger pieces has been stirring in my heart lately and I've been following the desire to work on a bigger scale. Life is so cyclic and I often go where it wants to take me. In college I worked on a large scale (there were a few pieces that were hard to get in and out of doorways) and I explored going larger and larger. After awhile I reversed and went small, exploring how small I could go (I have a 1x1 inch etching of a tooth). Right now I'm kind of in-between and whatever it is I want to paint (a galaxy, a portrait, anatomy) I let the image decide for me. Usually I can feel if something needs to be smaller or larger, but it's still a process figuring it all out. I'm having fun with it. 

Speaking of going larger, I now have larger prints available in the shop. Floral Anatomy Heart (along with Skeleton and Ribcage) come in 5x7, 8x10 and now 11x14 inches. Eventually I think it'd been fun to get into poster sized prints. There's so many things stirring in me that I'm itching to do, but there's never enough time. Regardless, I'm excited with the new things I've been working on, including this celestial siren I'm painting. She'll eventually have galaxies in her hair. I love her already. 

Afternoon light selfies. I don't know what I'd do without the afternoon light in my studio. It warms my soul and revitalizes me. I feel the same with moonlight, though I don't get to see the moon as easily from my apartment at the moment. My first dorm in college had a large window next to my bed and I always fell asleep by the moonlight and it was one of the most comforting things. I'm starting to go off on a tangent, so I'll end this post with this: I'm thankful for sunlight, for Austin, for feeling the motivation to paint, and for Mondays. Hopefully that will last all week. ;)

New Skelly & a Birthday

I'm working on a new floral skelly this week; she's a little brighter, darker, and maybe more pink? This one is just for fun. And if you look at the shelf in the background you can see a cute little deer piece I'm working on too. They are sweet sleeping siamese twins. :) Have I mentioned here that I have a twin? We celebrated a birthday last week, so officially 27 over here. Which reminds me I'll update on my 27 things to do before turning 27 in a later post. 

^^ I have a list in my sketchbook of things I want to do before leaving Galveston (moving in a MONTH!). And one of them was to get take out white pizza from a bar thats down the street from our loft. It was ridiculously good. 

^^ For my birthday Micah somehow managed to get our favorite coffee shop to make me a white chocolate key lime pie (an item I was obsessed with that they discontinued). So this is literally the last piece of white chocolate key lime pie ever made by Mod. I feel like Fry in Futurama with his anchovies. 

That's all for now! I'm finishing up my siamese deer this afternoon and hopefully starting a new celestial mermaid in a few days. Have a lovely week!