POSTS ON PET PORTRAITS:
Thanks to Sugar Mama’s Bake Shop in Austin for letting me host a pet portrait pop-up shop! I had fun creating some art from their beautiful and delicious sugary treats. I got to showcase a recent cat portrait of Ms. Rosa Parks.
I offer traditional pet portrait paintings as well as PAWINGS. What’s a “PAWING”? It’s what I call art work that is half painting and half drawing. It is a thoughtfully but quickly executed work that begins as a sketch lightly drawn in pencil on watercolor paper. I then draw over it with a brush or twig dipped in ink. I then follow up with some spot color, depending on the dog’s coloring and personality, and I may or may not add a background color.
I like to create art of pet portraits and political humor and print them on products. Yes, it’s an odd combination. The goal is to promote joy and sanity through everyday items.
I wanted to let you know about something I just started doing: making ready-to-hang custom pet portraits that aren't framed. And they’re super affordable.
But first -- why? I hate framing.
POSTS ON PARISIAN AD POSTERS:
This French market tea towel is inspired by a Steinlen lithograph and is hand printed, hand painted, and washable.
POSTS ON BLOCK PRINTING: