As a painter, I spend a lot of time just experimenting and learning. Sometimes these experiments get refined into a finished painting. Other times during these painting sessions I end up with something a little rough but with a natural charm that I like enough to leave as is. Sometimes these are studies for a larger painting, or sometimes I’m working out an idea or learning something new. I love all of these studies and they are all so valuable to me (or, and I have learned so much from them), but over the years they’ve stacked up!
I’m excited to finally debut this foursome of paintings! I first sketched out the idea for them in February 2016, and have been painting them on and off since last August. For a few years now I’ve wanted to do a series of paintings in the vein of an Art Nouveau series – especially those by Alphonse Mucha – where some aspect of nature is personified. Rather than using figures as Mucha would have done, I of course wanted to use animals.
A few people have asked me what colors I use on my palette, and rather than listing them I thought it would be more fun to show them!
To kick off my new website and the launch of my online print sales, I’m offering a special savings from November 29, 2016 – January 1, 2017! The special prices will apply to both prints and originals, with select original paintings 10% off, original studies 15% off, and fine art prints 20% off.