New Digital Portraits (Photoshop Layers as a Metaphor For Life)

Recently I’ve been experimenting with some new painting techniques in Photoshop. Well, new to me anyway. Historically, I’ve been more of an artistic compositor and collage-maker when it comes to Photoshop, so this kind of painterly portraiture is pretty new for me. I have to admit though, I am totally hooked.

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Minimalist Star Wars Art Sneek Peek!

This year has gone by in a snap it seems. The group Ben Folds Five comes to mind : “When seconds pass slowly / and years go flying by”.  Amirite? Well, one of the things that has crept up on me is next’s week’s Star Wars opens. In fact, this weekend at Bona Fide Art Studio & Gallery I’ll be slangin’ art, exclusive and limited edition prints, kitschy prayer candles and Crass-Stitch by Jess Price will be on hand with gloriously nerdy Star Wars themed cross-stitch!

Bona Fide Art Studio & Gallery @ Union House

To get you pumped, I thought I’d share a little sneak-peek at some of prints I have in the works for this weekend. Collect the whole set (6 total, Rebel and Empire) this Friday! Come see me. 🙂

Wallpaper Wednesday! The Man in Black Fled Across the Desert, and the Gunslinger followed…

Ok, so I’m going to try a thing… (It’s a thing in progress. Respect the thing.) The idea is that each Wednesday I’m going to post a new free wallpaper. Might be desktop, might be phone, might even be FB header.

For the inaugural post, I bring you a desktop wallpaper from Stephen King’s Dark Tower series!

Dark Tower Wallpaper

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I am a hardcore Constant Reader*. I, like Roland, am a self-confessed Dark Tower junkie. I am currently re-reading the series for the 5th or 6th time, do ya kennit. Right now I’m entering the 2nd half of the final book, and it is always so hard to say goodbye to the ka-tet. Picking up the series again really is like getting to see old friends and leaving them again never actually gets any easier. Nothing can make me ugly-cry like book 7 of The Dark Tower…. So yeah, I’m working through some feels via Photoshop right now lol.

Please check out my other Stephen King merch here! (More coming soon!)

Enjoy!

[* For those not hip to the jive, a Constant Reader is a Stephen King fan…]

Palate: London in Color- Camden Town Edition

This is the 2nd installment of my London in Color themed palates. (You can see the first one here!)

So vibrant and shiny!

So vibrant and shiny!

Camden is very close to my heart for a number of reasons and it was the first part of London I fell head over heels in love with. To this day, I’ve never been anywhere else like it… It’s like EDC and Oregon Country fair hooked up in a canal boat at First Friday and Camden was the resulting lovechild.

Make it a priority to visit some point in your life! Or, you know, use these color palates to inspire bringing a little bit of Camden to you…

Color Palate: London in Color- Neal’s Yard

I am starting a series of color palates based on my favorite places in London. London is my favorite city in the world, and I spent a number of years living there. Everything was old and new at the same time, and everything had magic, even the corner store, even after 5 years.

The first installment is from Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. Of course, this was one of the first places I discovered in London as a tourist. More than anything I fell in love with Lush, street performers and Neal’s Yard, which I have yet to find anything like anywhere else.

For me, it’s incredible to be able to pull out so many moods and feelings from a single photo, but this one captures them all!

Neal's Yard palate

LONDON IN COLOR // NEAL’S YARD- COVENT GARDEN