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New Studio, a Siren, and a Nebula Print!

I've been a little MIA lately and that's mostly due to the fact I packed things up and moved to a larger studio. I'm so excited to have more space, light, and the sweetest little balcony. It's still a little too chilly, but I'm really looking forward to bringing my oils outside and painting in the sunshine.

This space is only temporary since we will be moving this summer, but for the moment it's nice to enjoy all the new places we've been able to visit/live. 

Scanned version of one of my sirens. I have several in progress atm, and I can't wait to see how each piece will emerge into it's own being. One of my favorite things about painting is the process of layering. Each layer brings with it new depth, life, and mistakes, which results in this new creation that has so much energy to it. It's the reason I love painting so much.

Also wanted to mention I now have Orion Nebula prints in my shop. I love the crispness and color in these prints; they turned out incredibly lovely. Painting galaxies and nebulae has proven to be a very spiritual and calming experience. 

I'm painting and packing prints in the studio today. Hope you all have a fulfilling and wonderful week!

Celestial Siren

I recently finished this celestial siren oil painting and I'm completely smitten. She doesn't have a name yet, though I'm leaning towards something like Luceria. The reference photo was taken from this lovely photo of Kassi Smith by Kenny Sweeney. I have a few more sirens in the works that I'm pretty excited about; this whole series has me pretty excited.

It feels good to be working on a larger scale than I'm used to. There's more freedom with my brushstrokes and that's a a really wonderful feeling.

Well, I'm off to paint and eat tacos, have a lovely weekend! 

Dreams & Things

I've had some pretty vivid dreams lately. Two of these include my cat running away, and another where I found a secret cave inside my tooth. Weird. I think my dreams get weirder and more vivid when I'm cold and/or stressed. In college I based my senior project on weird dreams I was having at the time. Perhaps I need to brush up on symbols and meanings within dreams; I'm pretty fascinated with this stuff. 

In other news, the holidays are coming up and I'll be visiting my sweet city of OKC soon. I'll keep most items available in the shop during my vacay, including these little original watercolors from my 366 Sketchbook project. Most of the pieces from this series is sold out, but I have a handful left! 

And of course, you can find prints and other things in my shop. Hope you all have a lovely holiday! I've been enjoying them so far in Austin, and I'm excited to continue celebrating in my hometown (OKC) soon. 

Galaxy Girls + Other Things

So I finally got around to taking pictures of Luna. I decided to give her a night sky, which most my girls will have since they are badass galaxy gals. Anyway, I kind of love her. 

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^^ Some recent paintings from this year, minus a few. Much more to come!

^^ These prints are up in the shop! Texas Palmistry and Celestial Mermaid

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^^ Some recent "Rinagrams". Haha, not sure if that's a thing now but I kind of like it. If you haven't noticed, she really really likes my desk. Lucky for me she doesn't step in any of my paintings. She's a good kitty :)

I'll be in the studio hardcore for the next couple weeks since I have some fun things that need finishing. ;) Have a lovely weekend!