Thursday, August 6, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
I thought it would be fun to participate in this year's Face Your Art Challenge, which includes Splotch Monsters from the recent Stop and Smell the Flowers collaborative series with Kris Loya Art. Which one is not like the others (but still a tiny part of this series)? #faceyourart #faceyourartchallenge #faceyourartchallenge2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
I just recently completed a commission for some friends who recently lost their beloved dog. Kris even added her signature flowers to the piece, as well. This was somewhat a departure from the usual, more minimal white background space, replaced with an actual setting. My friends requested a particular classic surfboard, and wanted their dog hanging out on Splotch Monster Island. It was a challenge, trying to convey something so specific, yet extremely fun to work on. I made sure to include a sort of surfer dude Splotch Monster spirit guide, and I used a variety of media to create the ocean waves, including some inks, salt, paint spray, watercolor, Gelly Roll pen, and Micron pen.