misc. make | gouache beaded necklace.
I’ve been into making jewelry of late. It’s kind of this groove I am in–peyote beading, painting wooden beads, earrings. I’ve even opened a new shop, which only features this side of my making. This summer, I made a gradient wooden necklace that features shades of orange and turquoise. I’m in love with the end…
succulents + gouache.
Sean and I have been messing more and more with gouache painting. Last Saturday, we decided to pain some succulents + cacti. Sean was really deepening his color palettes by layering and I was working the opposite by totally washing everything out since I want to be better with the water side of paints and…
Getting back to my gouache paints this past weekend, I fooled around with lightly washed color backgrounds and black and white pepperoni pizzas. Silly painting, but fun to spread out on the dining room table and paint again.
Lakeside. Summer is officially over in terms of my working/non working life. But, I can think about those lazy days painting and reading. What should I paint next?
weathered clay pots.
Took a stab at “aging” some of my clay pots for that weathered terra cotta look. I used this tutorial from The Curtis Casa, which is actually a pretty unique blog I will now follow. All you need is a mixture of baking powder and water. However, I wanted some “color” in my aging, and…
diy clay pots, 5.18
Painting on a Saturday; trying to age some of my clay pots for a more used “weathered” look.
When I was in high school and college, I took a lot of random art classes at the Art Insitute where I grew up. Drawing with vine charcoal, drawing boxes over and over, painting at apple orchards with gouche. Since then, I’ve dabbled a bit here and there; recently, my mum told me she hoped…
Reworking an old hobby…
With school out, I’ve been fortunate to be gifted some serious time to dedicate to my hobbies. I used to take art classes at the institute after a regular day of high school; and I definitely got turned off by constantly having to draw boxes. I’m more free form, you know? The best class I…
Painting my youth…
When I was in high school and college, I was much more into art and painting than I am these days. During summer at age 19, 20, 21, I’d take art classes at the institute and dive into paint mediums like gouache. I like using the tube of black, which all of my art professors…