Sunday, September 23, 2012

James Dean - Block Print

This block print portrait of James Dean is based on a pen and ink illustration that I made years ago.  I actually like it better as a block print, with the slightly rougher lines from carving and the texture from the printing block.  I'm thinking of going back and turning some of those other Hollywood ink portraits that I drew in to block prints.  

This artwork is also available through my society6 shop.  

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Green Tiger - now on T-shirts! Hoodies! Tote bags!

My Green Tiger painting is now available on t-shirts through Society 6! Click here to see the options.

It is also available on hoodies and on canvas tote bags.

Is there a particular piece of my art that you would like see available as a t-shirt, hoodie, or tote bag?  Just leave a comment and let me know!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sunset at the Spanish Steps

One evening we walked up to the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome to enjoy the view and take photos as the sun was setting.  The colors were beautiful, and I absolutely loved the silhouettes of the the umbrella pine trees against the sky.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Colosseum - a watercolor sketch from Rome

I loved our tour of the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill.  I had never walked through actual historical ruins like that before, and it was impressive to actually get to explore places in person that I had read about in books and watched in films.  Slightly surreal, too, to be walking down a street, following a map, and suddenly you're looking up and saying, "Oh look, there's the Colosseum!"  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Piazza Navona - a watercolor from Rome

My husband and I went to Italy in August for our honeymoon, which was fantastic! We travelled through Rome, Siena, Florence, and Venice, eating lots of great food, taking tons of photos, and even doing some drawing and painting in our sketchbooks along the way. I'll be sharing a couple of my sketchbook pages in a few upcoming posts, and I'm hoping to do more artwork based on some of the photos that I took.

This was from a nice plaza called Piazza Navona. A great place to enjoy a drink and a snack while drawing and people watching.  The building colors look great when the sun hits them.

On a different topic, from now until September 16th at Midnight Pacific Time, you can get free shipping when you order one or more items from my Society6 shop. Just make sure to use this link to get to my shop or else the promotion won't work.