My local library has the most lovely location, and the nicest little café, AND it’s within walking distance, which makes it a favorite hang-out of mine! This time, I tried out Lefranc & Bourgeois’ Prussian Blue for the first time, and I’m not gonna lie: I fell in love with that paint! I use it… Read More VIDEO Painting at the Urbana Library
Another little painting in my sketchbook at a local café! This sketchbook is a Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook and it is easily my favorite for painting on-the-go!
Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you had a good week! I’ve been wanting to add more portraits to my portfolio, so I’ve been working on some this week. I’ll be sharing them throughout the week! First up, this one, titled “Wispy” If you’re interested, the original is available for purchase in my store! Have a lovely… Read More Wispy Watercolor
IT’S SUNNY AND NOT FREEZING ALL THE TIME YAY. I’m pretty proud of having made it half way in this challenge! These gouache paintings are the highlights of my days, and I just enjoy them so much! I’m looking forward to having all 30 at the end of the month. My goal for the… Read More 30 Day Challenge Wk 2: March of OCs
Here’s another gouache painting! I enjoyed the blue-ish hair in the last post, so I decided to do again for this fella! He was originally (back in 2000) blonde, but whatever! For my next video, I will finally break away from the soft pastel colors! I was nervous, but I think I pulled it off.… Read More VIDEO Gouache Timelapse | Lefores
“Throwback Thursday” is always a fun exercise for me. Looking back at my old work is a chance to boost my confidence in my now work, while also reminding me of why I make art in the first place. In general, my current work is technically strong, confident, and effective. But my older work always has a… Read More Throwback Thursday: Rediscovering a Sense of Humor
I have a lot of issues as an artist. The usual suspects of course, for anyone trying something that demands skill, dedication, connections, and (at least some) blind faith… Am I really able to do this? Do I deserve success? Do I have any proof that this is a good idea? Why bother? It more… Read More Fear Isn’t Real: Facing Artistic Insanity