While I was looking through images on the Flickr Commons for images that would soothe my anxiety, I came across this vintage restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. What I love about this image is it's reflection on the past through the architecture. It reminds me of old Hollywood, a classic time where beauty was prized above all else.
Earthy tones and greens have been so soothing for me recently, so I decided to start painting this yesterday. What I loved painting the most was the cactus! I love the very contoured angles of cacti because it yet again reminds me of old Hollywood perfection.
This painting was done on 140 lb. paper. I've heard recently how important the paper quality is on a painting. It's interesting to me because I'd always loved the plastic sheen that seemed to come from painting on sketch paper. However, with the 140 lb. paper I was able to layer my colors more easily and add more depth to the image, something almost impossible on thin paper.
So in conclusion, I love plants and heavy paper! Go check out my new painting on my print shop! Link below.
I've been starting a witch series. What's funny is a few people have accused me of witchcraft in my life (I had no idea how people still accuse women of witchcraft in the 21st century). Ever since then I have really gotten into the horror genre. Witches are some of my favorite to learn about, mostly because there is a huge amount of lore based on pagan/wiccan rituals in the earlier eras of the world.
I named her Elsa because of the many fantasy books that are rooted deep into my brain. Fantasy was one of my favorite fiction genres because of how easily it brough me into a different world when I was younger.
Some of my favorite children's/adult fantasy series are:
1. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
2. Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones
3. The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
4. The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (I'm on book 11!)
5. The Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz
6. Maximum Ride by James Patterson
New on my Society6 page.