First time trying out color gamut masks. For more information, check out James Gurney’s explanation of the process. I ran out of some commonly used colors so I needed to use what was left, which involved terrifying colors (for me anyway) that never work out for me. Doing it this way has forced me to keep my brushes clean, so I’m struggling with less muddy areas in the painting. I wish I would have tried this sooner, and the colors are actually perfect for the mood I want to achieve. There is way too much blue in the dress, but I’ll work on it a bit today and see if I can’t make it better.
Well hello there followers and friends. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I am working through some pretty crazy art oriented stuff. One of them is an illustration project/collaborative group show I’m putting together for UnSmoke Gallery next July. It’s way too soon to get into details, but it will take me a year to finish at the very least (let’s hope only a year since that’s all the time I have for this show!).
This project is so big that I need to clear out my studio and storage space. I need to sell my work, as much of it as possible. I also need funds for this body of work, which is proving to be quite expensive to complete.
So I am throwing a giant studio sale and party on August 31st at Tula Organic Salon and Spa in Pittsburgh. You can look forward to a boatload of paintings and drawings, small to large-from 50 to 300 dollars depending on the size. Maybe even less. I haven’t decided.
I will have everything from old prints to figure paintings to rabbits to surreal watercolor illustrations. Lots of work posted on this blog will be there. I am also creating tons of paintings specifically for the party, so there will be SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
I need your help. Would you share this on your respective tumblrs and facebook pages? Especially if you’re local.
And thanks for following me. You guys are amazing. I feel encouraged and honored by your desire to see the workings of my introverted little brain. Thank you!
Nicolena Loshonkohl is an artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Hi there friends and followers! I made a facebook for some of my art. Feel free to check out my work there. Or here. And tell your friends! <3