Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Sketchbook Project

I just joined The Sketchbook Project and am SO excited to get my Moleskine and get started! This is just the kind of motivation I need to work on artwork (even just something small) everyday. The theme I picked is "jackets, blankets, and sheets" I was torn between that one and "coffee and cigarettes", but I figured I could do more with jackets, blankets, and sheets.. it just seems cozy to me.

Wish me luck and I will keep this updated with my progress!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Etsy Shop!

My Etsy shop is up and running! You can now buy my original paintings right on the internet! The shop is called Red Book Studios so be sure to check it out and tell your friends!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Franny and Zooey

For a few years now I have been wanting to illustrate scenes from one of my favorite books, J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey. I think I'm finally ready to do it. My copy of the book has post-it notes every few pages to mark the parts that I can really visualize... there are 44 of them. Ideally I would like to paint them all, but for now I'm just going to pick my favorites to start with. The paintings are going to be large scale oil on canvas, probably incorporating some found objects, paper, and some sort of staining method. For color palette I'm thinking greys, blues and whites.. like a winter sky before a storm.

The first scene I'm going to take on is when Lane reads Franny's letter while waiting for her train to arrive: "It had a handled, unfresh look, as if it had been taken out of it's envelope and read several times before" I'm not quite sure what I'm doing yet (as usual. I tend to work a little spontaneously.) but I know that I want to affix the actual letter to the canvas. I spent the afternoon typing it up on my dad's old Smith Corona typewriter.

We will see where this project goes.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Pin-Up Show

I'm going to be part of a group show in my hometown of Stroudsburg, PA opening this weekend. Dreamland Creations hosts an art show with a different theme every month, and July's theme is Pin-Ups! I was really excited to tackle a theme that interestes me, but to do it in my own style. I was influenced by the very classic pin-ups of Alberto Vargas, but also wanted to incorporate some old-school sailor-style tattoos. I really like how the mix came out!

The reception is this Sunday, July 11th, from 4-8pm
and the show will be up through the end of the month!

Friday, July 9, 2010

First Post

Welcome to Her Digital Memory! I will be updating this blog with information on my current and upcoming art exhibits as well as some works in progress. For a look at my complete portfolio and artist's statement please visit my website
Check back soon for updates!