Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nightmares & Lullabies: Process & Progress

I'm excited to announce that I have been invited to contribute an piece of artwork to an upcoming show, titled "Nightmares & Lullabies," at the Hive Gallery in downtown Los Angeles. I am hard at work on a new piece for the show and am delighted to share my process & progress with you!

I always begin with a sketch (on the right).
And in this case, since I am creating a dimensional mixed media collage,
I've translated the sketch into pieces of 1/8 inch foam.
Here is the prepared canvas with the foam gessoed into place.
And here is a sneak peek at the color-in-progress!


  1. Holy cow you have a ton of talent! THIS IS AMAZING. Congratulations on the upcoming event. I hope you knock it out of the park... with this piece I have no doubt you'll do well!!

  2. keyoot!
    J, gesso sticks to that foam?! never tried it!
    ps. Cabral grabbed Fairytal Mix up the other day for a read!!

  3. Thank you, Jen!!! I'll be sure to share the finished piece when it's ready and the exhibition details too :D

    Yes, Steven, the gesso does! It is awesome - you should try it! I know you've got a knack for the dimensional. And I LOVE that Cab picked up Fairytale Mix-up! So great - Thanks for sharing!