I did a mural! This was one of those serendipitous confluence situations where, on a long drive (as usual), I thought "I'll do murals." And then the next day I vocalized that I was going to do murals. And then the person I told said, "do you want to do a mural?" And here we have a portal in the new location of the Burbank boardgame store Geeky Teas.
Geeky Teas is a great place to not only purchase board games and teas, but also try out different games with your friends in their multiple themed game spaces. The portal mural is in the private game room. When I thought about a portal, A Wrinkle in Time immediately came to mind. I thought about how influential Madeleine L'Engle was on my young reader self, and I had just seen the movie. I love the marriage of science and intuition in her work (I guess that's SciFi, isn't it?), and wanted to make this a Tesseract. After googling "tesseract" I learned it's actually a geometric shape that is comparable to that paper folding game that kids do, and there are a multitude of ways to display it two-dimensionally. I chose one and threw some tumbling tesseracts into the portal.
Want to jump in? See more about how I made this on my Instagram highlights.
The trees in Zion National Park in late winter, heading into early spring, made me think of tinsel. That glint, in addition to the remarkable color of the landscape and the crazy texture of the rock faces, led me to work on a series of mixed media prints. This is the second of three planned pieces, and is available for purchase in my shop.
Texture: I started this piece off with a resist in the form of the texture of this rock face.
Color: The middle ground is a watercolor painting based on the river cutting through the red canyons of Zion.
Overlay/Line: I based my tinsel design on the top of this tree. Can you see it?
I have a new oil painting for you! I hybridized my normal abstract water series in order to try to capture this crazy washed-out (no pun intended) landscape below. I even used brushes for the entire second layer. I'm getting used to my line, gradually switching from knife to brush, and I feel like this piece should be in a children's room or book. What do you think? Does it have a place in your home? It's available here.