Saturday, May 23, 2020

Dog portrait series!

I’m creating a series of dog portraits and then a series of cat portraits. This one of chihuahua ChiChi is a current favorite of mine. Abstract and expressive with pops of warm and cool colors. Loveđź’—

Monday, April 20, 2020

From traditional to digital painting developing my style

Wet acrylic using procreate 300dpi 2020

Acrylic on board 12x12 2017

A month ago it was official. The world was experiencing a pandemic. The virus was infecting thousands and killing anyone in its path. Regardless if you are old or young. Black or white. The invisible enemy doesn’t give a shit. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer was sold out! (I found some) Most people in the world are able to telework and stay safe at home for weeks. And weeks. Fortunately most people infected have recovered. My awesome job has provided us with a 2 week paid sick vaycay. This is my second week at home in isolation and I believe my dog and cat love me more than the world now. Truly not sick of me. More time to play and cuddle and walk(safe distance)and just hang safely in my cozy pad. The time spent I’ve used towards honing my painting skills. I like traditional messy painting. But I love digital painting. So after a year of practice on the iPad Pro Ive been able to focus intensely and immerse myself completely. The style I’ve developed over the few years is the same yet more refined. Some days I just never know what I will paint in procreate or where it will take me. I’m pleased the beagle jojo took me on a lovely journey for the latest.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

An artists best tool-grip case for iPad Pro painting

I sent Leia to the grocery store to shop for a few things. One will not be toilet paper. Hope the trucks will have a shelf to pick from next week bc I have five good rolls left and I’ve resorted to rationing to 7-9 squares. No one has a square to spare!

Oh yes, lately these past few weeks life in this world has been uneasy to say the least. Most ppl are panicking over food and tp. The virus known as corona aka covid19 has infected and killed thousands. We are experiencing a worldwide pandemic. I am keeping my cool and trying to force myself to NOT Read any news today.

So I made a very good purchase for my iPad Pro. It’s for kids! Of course it is. It came in a variety of rainbow colors so I chose black. FINTIE caseBot kiddie. It is literally the ONLY case for comfortable drawing on the iPad Pro. You can grip it and hold it nicely in your hannies without your hannies falling off while you draw/paint/type. The perfect artists tablet holder. This past year has frustrated me to the core bc I normally sit on the couch and draw. Ugh. That hurts. This is beautiful. OMG and it costs $15 on eBay . Wtf. And it has a pen holder space!  CaseBot Kiddie for iPad Pro A1980
This has saved my poor suffering hannies.
What am I doing to get me through these terrible times? Painting things I love: pets, plants and painting I guess. The 3 p’s. Ok whatever never mind.
Rummy is my subject and he is our special lynxpoint Siamese big baby. Since Leia has a lot of time off from where she works-Apple-she is going to take him to her studio apartment and spend all this quarantine time with hims. This will be very helpful and therapeutic for her. She actually has permission from her doc to keep a cat at her place. Doctors orders. Btw I want to thank her fantastic company Apple for taking care of her! They are taking very good care of ALL of there employees at this time. I am grateful!!!!!
Painting. Pets. Plants. That’s my therapy right now. And forever! You betcha.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Gracie & April

A series of pet portraits I’m working on in procreate. Current favorite inking pen is the mercurybrush.  I wanted a inky cartoony look with a bit of loose watercolor strokes. Simple design with some lovely details in the fur and flowers. When I began painting this I fell in love with my photography portraits I took of the cute couple of fur babies last September. I had nearly completed this painting when I received a sad text from my dear friend saying that she had to put Gracie to sleep that same day. I cried. And I feel so blessed to have spent time with her to get the perfect photos that will be cherished forever. This is why I do what I do. ❤️
We’ll just see how many I can produce for this particular project I’m in love with.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Procreate pet portrait

Being absent from the pet blog doesn’t necessarily mean I’m absent from creating. Took some time to reflect and get inspired and then motivated. As a frustrated new dog parent I’m faced with many challenges such as juggling dog training, cat therapy, working my pay the bills job, reselling on eBay and taking the time to believe in myself. I came up with this creation today. Fine tuning for tomorrow. I’m in love with my new found style and have to believe I can create an art series using my trusty Apple Pencil in procreate on my lovely iPad Pro and stick with it. Awfully delightful. Simply joy.