Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Demos for painting class

I am teaching intro painting and painting II this year, here are some pieces i have done in preparation.

acrylic value landscape

watercolor hard vs. soft

watercolor sky vs. foreground

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

from the last year part VI.

commissioned illustration.

from the last year part V.

two little paintings i did for no reason.

3x3 inches, acrylic.

from the last year part IV.

Thien Pham and i made these calendars for 2015. What are some presidential themes we havent thought of (we need something for 2016)?

from the last year part III.

Steve (my husband) and i made a children's book.

from the last year part II.

Shirt i designed for my husband. Our daughter loves the ramones, but calls them the marones. Her imaginary friends are deedee, doodoo, and squee squee. She is three.

from the last year part I.

Valentine's day card, 2015. This is another weird thing my kid says.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I did this watercolor as a demo for a high school painting class. Each student picked a favorite book or story and illustrated it using watercolor. This is from 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

i love valentine's day... part two.

Thien and i designed this shirt for valentine's day. I miss writing notes, but especially folding them and receiving intricately folded notes.

i love valentine's day.

When i designed this card we had not had rain in so long, i missed it. By the time i silk screened the cards it was pouring. Here's to hoping we get even more rain this year.
This is the original design, done in indesign.

Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 calendar: presidential pets

For the past three years thien and i do a calendar together. First it was presidents, then first ladies. This year we present you with... first pets!
Our only rule was to use pets that we could find the actual name of. For instance james buchanan had a pair of bald eagles, which we would have loved to draw, but we couldn't find their names.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Persimmon painting

persimmons, gouache, 4x4 inches.

I am also including a small detail of it in the beginning stages.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

mural design

I recently completed the design for a tech company in San Francisco, Alpine Data Labs. They wanted something that showed how their company can help their clients, but in a way that is visually interesting as well as meaningful to what the company does. I did my best. Ha.
The design ended up being comprised of letters, numbers, and mathematical functions. We decided a decal would work best because of how precise it would be. 
Match Print Go Go Go created the 18 foot decal and installed it. They were so easy to work with and did an amazingly perfect job. Above is the installation process.
And finally, here is the completed mural.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

bear illustration III

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

Bear illustration. (sold)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

American Steel tshirt design i did a couple years ago and forgot about. Whoops.

And one i designed that they never used...

Gouache bears on wood.
gouache bears!

My crazy husband decided we weren't busy enough and started a photobooth company, True Photobooth. He and his business partner built an amazing photobooth. This is an illustration i did for the company.
(i recommend clicking on it to see the detail)
Thien and i designed these wedding save-the-dates, invites, and rsvp cards. It was fun to work with such bright colors, and such fun people.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The last several years i have made silk-screened valentine's day cards, but this ear i decided to make individual ones. This is without a doubt my favorite holiday.

Happy Valentine's Day, my bros!