Friday, April 9, 2010

First steps: In progress commission

I went from my small pencil/pen sketches to this painted sketch on the 36 x 48 inch canvas. The basics are there. I do think the parents' arms are too long.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Blank Canvas: Another Commission

My camera is missing, so instead of looking at a photo of a blank 36" by 48" canvas imagine one if you can..
This commission has been in the works for over a year and I am finally starting the painting portion of it. I went back and forth with the family a lot, not because of any problems or drama, more due to the busy life of a young family and my sales approach; I do not pressure people. After a couple emails and a phone call, with no response I said "oh well." I also figured with as much change and uncertainty there has been, continues to be, that their lives could have changed in a way where a painting was not a priority. Luckily it turns out they were just busy because after New Years I received another email from them saying they would like to continue with the painting. Yes I know it is March, somethings still take time and are worth it. We met about the concept sketches again, I visited their home to see their color scheme and where they want the painting to be displayed. I also got to meet the whole family again. Then we decided the size of the canvas. My 1/3 partial payment check arrived, I bought the canvas. And the last two weeks of no progress have been my fault, I visualize and think before I paint. I also stall because my temperament matters.
I better find my camera because I want to document my progress, as an exercise in sharing and understanding my painting process. I may have to borrow my sister's camera, I love it when objects get up and hide themselves.

Friday, January 29, 2010


I am beginning a series of screen prints, this is the first of many.

I already submitted this one to Julie Cox at the California Surf Museum, they are gearing up for an exhibit about women opening in March 2010. This print will hopefully turn into a postcard to raise funds for the museum.


Below is a recently completed commission. I think it turned out well.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sea Life @ Surfindian

I know where I will be on the 24th.

Julie Cox
Nicole Grodesky
Elizabeth Pepin
Serena Mitnik-Miller

What is even better is hopefully I will finally meet a few of these ladies in person and be able to catch up with the others, it has been too long. Once again thank you Surfindian crew and Chris Rule.

Kindlines Artwork

Rick Malwitz contacted me this summer to paint a piece on a surfboard panel. It was on display in New York and participated in an auction to benefit SurfAid International, proceeds going to help Padang. Unfortunately it did not sell the night of the auction. It would be wonderful if this piece found a good home and earned some funds to help people recovering from the earthquake. If you are interested in the piece you can buy it here. I think it would fit perfectly on a table or a desk, especially because all four sides contribute to the piece.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

HMD Fashion Show, last Friday

Last Friday, Hollywood Million Denim and Designer Michele Genevieve were honored at the OC Style Week Fashion Show as Emerging Designer of the year. Since I am a graphic designer for HMD I was able to attend the show, it made me feel like Cinderella. It was a dream to see denim styles that I helped with walking down a runway. There were over a hundred people watching, taking photos and notes. I am so proud of Michele. She has set the bar high for herself and demands excellence in her denim styles. Below are a few photos from the event.

The runway and stage set up at Irvine Spectrum Center.

A model in one of the denim styles.

Another model in one of the denim styles.

A banner inside Macy's.
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