A Triptych- Scarlett Johansson

Just came by to post a progress photo of #2/3 portraits I am doing for a beloved client in Switzerland, and realized I never posted the first! If you’re in the loop on Facebook you probably saw it, but hey … Continue reading

Thankyou Switzerland!

 

Today was bittersweet with a side of wonderful- I packaged up these two original paintings for their new home in Switzerland!

A lovely guy over there contacted me a few days ago via Facebook asking about originals for sale. If you’ve visited my Etsy store you may have noticed I usually only part with prints or small originals- but I sold my first full-size original of Macarons earlier this month, and that sort of opened the floodgate of being ok with parting with them! And to have someone ask specifically for them I was honored- so he was inquiring between these two, Leila and Uptown and Down and also Bouffant. After talking sizes and prices, he with his outstanding taste went with these two, my two most favorite illustrations! So I took a zillion goodbye photos of them and packaged them off. Thankyou Dirk! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them!

Anyways, 3 packages is usually a good indication of a great week : ) Actually one of these is yesterday’s #giveaway print on its way to Portland to dance up Alexa’s new apartment! Congrats!

 

#Giveaway!

The Illustrated 7 Days of Hallow’s Eve is here!

To make it easier, I have constructed a page as you can see in my main menu as a go-to spot for all info regarding the 7-day promo!
Please check out the October Giveaway page for a full run down on how you can get in on the daily promotions and prizes Oct 25-30th!

First and foremost, the GRAND Prize! October 31st
Enter Now!
One lucky winner will receive:
* Alexander McQueen, Genius of a Generation book ($30 value)
* One-of-a-kind hand embellished print of my McQueen: The Shoes illustration ($30 value)

The winner will be chosen at 12:01am on 11-1-2012 based off of their participation! Enter immediately to start earning points to win!

Daily Prizes:
Besides for doing all you can to earn points towards winning the grand prize, there are daily prizes as well!
As the calendar on the October Giveaway page shows, a new promo or giveaway will be unveiled each day around the reveal time!
Be sure to check the Illustrations Facebook to stay in the loop on the latest freebie!

“Series” Illustration Set – an exploration in muted mood

This little doodle is Series 01, part of a muted-mood set of illustrations I began in October 2012. As pictured is exactly how the print will turn out- to preserve the energy of this set, the image’s original greyed, crinkled background of the drafting paper is left on the final print file. I thought it gives an interesting texture, while also maintaining the mood I was going for with the “Series” illustration set.

Like you know that awesome crinkled up picture in your wallet? Or a tattered, ripped-up editorial from a Vogue long past that brings back a sense of nostalgia? I wanted that feeling in this- “wistful” : )

Prints now available via Etsy!

 

art {__________} space!

We got the space! There’s been so much to do I haven’t got to post about it! Earlier last week I posted a shit quality picture of this fab vintage 70’s hydraulic drafting table I snagged off craigslist in anticipation of us getting approved to lease an art space in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea California!

Well we got it! We picked up our key on Monday and since then the ball’s been rolling all crazy as we move art and whatnot into the space. We’re waiting on our business license approval from the city, but it will be an artist studio/gallery where my husband and I split the space and display our art and of course, paint! I will also be using this as my atelier space to begin construction of a collection I’ve been designing : ) More on that later-

Its so unreal to have our own space now in this great city! If anyone is local in the Carmel-Monterey area, come on in! We’re on Mission bet 5th+6th street, directly behind Collectors Galleries (my husband is represented there) down the walkway into the Mission Courtyard! We are actually right next to a restaurant called Club Jalepeno- supposedly amazing Mexican food, its closed down for renovation but should be re-opening within a week.

So excited!

business owners! Me and the man picking up the keys!

the outside is a little worn, but thats sort of the look of Carmel- awesome corner windows, super bright! The walls inside are this awesome painted-over white brick, and the ceiling is vaulted white wood, love it!

 

Savage Beauty

Fell in love with this editorial photograph while lurking, as always, on my Pinterest. This is just the pencil version- Im going to take her to the watercolor block in due time. Not sure who the original photographed awesomeness of metal fashion accessories are designed by, but the mood and energy of it reminded me of McQueen- thus how I came by the title : )

Hope you enjoy!

❤ C

Alexander McQueen: The Shoes – Revisited! (epic procrastination anniversary month)

Alexander McQueen: The Shoes – Revisited! (epic procrastination anniversary month)

So, while this is still quite a small modest blog in the ways of daily hits, followers and whatnot, I haven’t failed to realize that almost monthly since my blog/illustration shoppe open about two years ago one of the top-viewed … Continue reading