Sunday, May 31, 2009

All you need is love

Another painting done! Paul McCartney is finished! This is an 11 x 14 oil painting. The other Beatles will be done the same way. I thought it'd be cool to do black backgrounds on these guys. Let me know what you think!

I also wanted to include this card I made for Todd. He was injured while training the other week and I decided to make this for him.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

God Bless America

I know it's a few days late, but I decided to FINALLY finish this drawing of Wonder Woman, in light of Memorial Day.

God Bless America!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Finally, Miss Bettie.. full body!

So.. I love the fact that I'm off tomorrow.. I got to stay up late and draw all night. I started, and finished, in less than 3 hours, Miss Bettie Page.

I thought I'd share this too: The other day, I got bored with my, of course, white walls in my apartment. I took some 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and some double sticky tape and spruced my laundry room doors up... observe:

I used tones of pink, blue, orange and green. One for each panel, but out of the 5 sheets on each panel, I decided to mix things up and have one sheet of tonal patterned paper; each randomly placed. Click the picture to enlarge and see detail!

Anyway, I hope this inspires some of my readers to get creative with some cheap art supplies and spruce up their own white walls!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hello Lover!

O.M.G. I almost cried when I saw these... tears of utter joy and anger that I couldn't afford them!!!

The master whom I love.......

I am back in my familiar city of Cincinnati after 4 days in New York! I loved it up there! I can totally see myself living there at some point of my life. Hopefully as a successful artist :)

I was in New York for a work trip with my day job, and we worked hard during the days, but when the nighttime came, we made sure we would take advantage of what the city had to offer. Of course, our first night there, we had sushi and edamame. We had tons of yummy food at some really good restaurants. The nightlife was fun… here are some things we did and some pictures!

Our hotel room....

And here's the chair I totally wanted to steal....

Our first day there, we were walking to the subway or somewhere and we saw Kristen Daivs! She was hailing a cab and for those of you who don't know.. I'm a huge Sex in the City fan! I am not the kind of person who is going to act like an ape and go crazy when seeing a celebrity.. they get enough people like that on a daily basis. So I quietly snapped a picture of her with my phone as she walked away from us.

I'm guessing that's her hunky hubby with her... overall I think this is an absolute adorable picture of them!
Here Kristen is from the front... I included this for your viewing :)

We stopped at the Plaza Hotel.. where part of Bride Wars was filmed! It was sooooo gorgeous!

We saw Little Ashes, a film about Salvador Dali and his early life and how he struggles to find who is really is and his sexuality. Verrrrry interesting... and who plays Salvador?? The beautiful Robert Pattison from Twilight!

Our last night there, we saw the New York City Ballet. Omg. SO beautiful!!! They were showing the production of Romeo and Juliet. That was the first time I ever saw Romeo and Juliet.. other than the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes lol. It was so amazing and it made me realize how much I miss dancing like that. Here's the American Ballet Theatre stage.

And here are the leading roles.. Romeo and Juliet.

This picture is of the lobby in the American Ballet Theatre.. where the scene from Center Stage was filmed when Maureen told her mother she didn't love dancing anymore and quit!

Goodbye New York!!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cincinnati... in pencil!

I've finished another portrait! A friend of mine at work commissioned me to do this for her husband.. I won't lie.. it was A LOT of work!!! Wow, the detail I had to draw was insane!

Click on the image to see it larger with detail.

I'm glad this one is off my plate, I feel a very big sense of accomplishment with this piece.

My birthday was Tuesday, and I celebrated it with my hunny, Todd. He took me to Montgomery Inn and we had slabs of ribs, saratoga chips and Graeter's Black Raspberry Chip ice cream. Amazing! And on top of that, he gave me a diamond tennis bracelet and a diamond sweetheart ring, for my right hand :) They're beautiful and I can't believe I got so lucky finding a man like him. He's wonderful.

Todd's parents actually gave me a few gifts and in return, I made them a homemade thank you card. When I conjured it up, I just thought it would be a one time thing.. but I really like the way it turned out and I think I'm going to do a line of them for my greeting card obsession.

Here it is:

The inside says ' thank you!'

I just love the simplicity of the whole thing. I have a few more at home I'll have to get up on here.

I've got new ideas for my paintings... I can't wait to get started! I'm doing a
Rock n Roll series.. the Beatles, Jim Morrison, Bob Marley, Debbie Harry. I'm going to try and get started this Thursday.