CARRIE FISHER, REMEMBERED IN ART

We’re quickly approaching the one year anniversary of the day we lost beloved actress and icon, Carrie Fisher. Those of you that are familiar with my art and illustrations may remember the Princess Leia drawing I did several years ago:   As a result of her passing, sales of my print on Etsy went up and I wasn’t sure how to feel about that. It felt strange to profit from such sad news. Yet there were a lot of people {Read More}

EL DIA DE TONY

Feliz Dias de los Muertos! Since it is the Day of the Dead and his birthday, I decided to do a little painting to honor my late friend, Tony.   Here is the skull, slightly closer up   I wasn’t sure how I was going to represent the facial hair. I did a rough sketch that ended up looking more like the Breaking Bad character, Walter White!   Anyway, happy birthday Tony! And happy day of the dead, everyone!  –S.

“THE MOTHERSHIP DEPOT” REVIEW

  Here’s an “Art Enthusiast” review of the current DeadEyes exhibit over at REDUX. Check out the review then go check out the show!  –S.

GIFT WRAP, TEA PAINTING & DEADEYES

I feel like I haven’t blogged in a while. After rebuilding my site, spending time categorizing my past blog posts and learning my way around Corel Painter I guess I haven’t had much time for blogging. So this is just a quick post about stuff that’s been going on over the last month or so. First off, I got some goodies from Spoonflower. Here is my Princess Leia drawing as gift wrap. Fun!   And here are the swatches of {Read More}

PORTRAITS OF THE TROOPS

Kaziah Hancock is one of a small group of artists who are part of “Project Compassion,” a group who give their time and artistic skills to providing families of fallen soldiers with an original portrait of their loved one. Check out this video and consider making a donation to the project!  –S. Edited to add: Unfortunately the website has been Blacklisted by Google so I have removed all direct links to the site.

NOW-DEPRECATED AESTHETIC

An article (with a slideshow of some of the work!) was recently posted on The Alamedan about ‘The Altered Paintings Project’ show, on now through June 9th at REDUX Studios & Gallery. The write up is by Michael Singman-Aste, a local award winning photographer, curator and blogger. In it we learn how the idea for the show came to be, how Chris Rummell, manager at REDUX acquired the originals and that Chris is thinking about making this a yearly show! I love {Read More}

PAMELA GOES ICE FISHIN’

Tonight was the opening reception of ‘The Altered Paintings Project’ and the turnout was pretty fantastic! So was my beehive! There were some pretty great pieces in the show and some of them were snatched up in the first hour. There were some rad motifs including unicorns, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, ninjas and swirling masses of garbage in the ocean. A lot of the pieces were done as collage, some were done with pens, others with glitter and some {Read More}

PHOTOGRAPHING ART

Hello readers! Yesterday I finished my piece for the ‘Altered Paintings’ show that I mentioned in a previous post and I had a lot of fun doing it. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the other artists had to work with and what they’ve ended up with. This was a fun project and definitely a challenging one, especially since it wasn’t even a painting to begin with. As you may recall it was a very sun bleached paper print on {Read More}

REDUX STUDIOS & GALLERY

Recently, Redux Studios & Gallery in Alameda put out a call for artists for an upcoming art show called ‘Altered Paintings’ and I went in today and picked up the painting I’m going to alter. It was the last one so I was going to either take or leave it and I took it. I have to say, this one’s going to be a challenge, but hopefully I’ll rise to meet it. Speaking of meeting, while I was there I {Read More}