Monday, July 26, 2010

All of a Sudden

I'm sketching again and what's more is that I'm dying to paint the things I sketch. I've been going through an artist's block for quite a while now. Maybe it was insecurity that the ideas I had weren't "good enough". I think I'm just going to let myself fly instead of worrying about falling.

Yesterday, I sketched a few images that mean something to me and I didn't struggle with myself while drawing them out. I can't wait to start painting.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Alphonse Mucha

Happy 150th Birthday to Mucha!

Friday, July 23, 2010

This site is amazing!
Full of current female artists including (but not limited to!) photographers, painters, sculptors and musicians.

Definitely worth checking out :)

Jaclyn Santos

Santos uses her artwork to make strong statements about the identities and portrayal of women in modern times. I really relate to her because she often uses herself as the model, displaying herself as various female stereotypes such as the sexy housewife, wild sans underwear celebrity on a night out, the beautiful woman alone at the bar, as well as placing herself into masculine settings such as a men's bathroom, standing or sitting in a urinal. The women in these paintings, many of them very attractive, still seem awkward. It as if they don't belong any where. Santos places these figures alone in their environment to emphasize their isolation from society, something that is becoming more common in America's modern culture. 

Read Jaclyn's interview with about her experience with reality tv show Work of Art;

Check out more of her work at:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Breath taking work

These watercolors were created for a children's book.
I want a copy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lucio Frizzotti Formazione

I love the use of layers, textures, and color. Absolutely beautiful!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Joseph Taylor

While looking at ideas for where to go as far as woodcut designs, I came across the website of Joseph Taylor. I really liked his work!
Detailed woodcuts and beautiful oil paintings! Check it out at the link above :)