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In six days! <3

In six days! <3

These are the last of my studies of Tiernan. I did these in my tiny watercolor moleskine just to get an idea of how I wanted to use some of the images I took for my illustration project. These were a lot of fun and some of my favorite paintings from this summer. 

This is finished. Pat and his son, Tiernan. Watercolor, gouache, and ink on watercolor paper. Parts of this painting seem kind of wonky, but after some encouragement from friends I decided to post the finished product. The painting itself is a study of a much larger painting to come.

This is finished. Pat and his son, Tiernan. Watercolor, gouache, and ink on watercolor paper. Parts of this painting seem kind of wonky, but after some encouragement from friends I decided to post the finished product. The painting itself is a study of a much larger painting to come.

Dearest friends and followers,

It’s been a while! Thank you for your patience. I got a little bit of commission work here at home, and then decided to work on a series of bunny paintings to be donated to Rabbit Wranglers here in Pittsburgh. These photos are from both of those projects, because the only thing that’s better than one adorable rabbit is FOUR ADORABLE RABBITS. The photos are from both projects, because the only thing that’s better than one adorable rabbit is FOUR ADORABLE RABBITS. 

I have a few more of these in the works, and many I’ve decided not to photograph because they just weren’t great. 

There is something really strange and beautiful about interacting with animals. I was trying to capture a mixture of the discovery, joy, and overall weirdness I experienced when I learned how to care for bunnies and wanted to cater these paintings to the compassionate and wonderful people who foster them through Rabbit Wranglers. Bunny lovers, these are for you. 

But bunnies, these are ESPECIALLY for you. Thank you for adding so many strange and wonderful elements to my life and artistic endeavors. Although, since you don’t understand English, I suppose I’ll just feed you some pineapple.

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Hello followers and friends. If you’re local, here is a link to my upcoming studio sale and party on August 31st. The event is FREE! I’ll have lots of food for all snacking types (vegan/vegetarian/gluten free/non-vegetarian). I am making my usual array of desserts and am providing a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Please join me in celebrating the end of summer!

Sunday, August 31st from 6-9 PM.  

Tula Organic Salon and Spa, 2629 Murray Ave

Almost finished. Watercolor, gouache, and ink on watercolor paper.

Almost finished. Watercolor, gouache, and ink on watercolor paper.

Quick WIP of my friend Pat and his son Tiernan. Watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper. 

Quick WIP of my friend Pat and his son Tiernan. Watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper. 

Here is a better photo of Tiernan. It&#8217;s funny to watch kids. Towards the end of our photoshoot he was running around like crazy, and those were some of my favorite photos. I think this one looks like him, too. Watercolor, graphite, and ink on watercolor paper. 9x12.

Here is a better photo of Tiernan. It’s funny to watch kids. Towards the end of our photoshoot he was running around like crazy, and those were some of my favorite photos. I think this one looks like him, too. Watercolor, graphite, and ink on watercolor paper. 9x12.

Another illustration of Tiernan. On the move! Watercolor, ink, and graphite.

From my session at Panza Gallery last night. Watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper.