Monday, May 02, 2011

Wild Spring Ride limited edition print

Tada! One of the things I mentioned in my latest newsletter was that I was going to be releasing a few limited edition prints, originals and handprinted items. Some of you may have seen the handprinted giraffe onesies I made for the Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh or on Saturday at Blue House. I haven't posted those online yet (I'm still trying to figure out the best way to photograph them), but what I do have is my first ever limited edition print. Called Wild Spring Ride, this is an edition of 50 — each signed, titled and numbered and packaged with a Statement of Reproduction to authenticate the edition.

It's a piece that I developed during the Get Your Paint On workshop with Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough earlier this spring. It is a complete departure in technique for me as it is all painting — no drawing. Using the work of Jennifer Davis as inspiration, this is where my mind flowed—and I have to say I like it! Jennifer's color palette is predominantly pastels, which I usually am not a fan of but she does so in a way that feels menacing and edgy yet oddly appealing. I definitely recommend taking a stroll through her shop or portfolio. And I would also highly recommend the Get Your Paint On course if you are looking to spark your creativity — no experience necessary! I really enjoyed this process and hope to keep up with the painting and develop it more in the coming year or so.


  1. Your painting is gorgeous.
    I loved the colors that you used, was of great visual effect.
    In the picture of detail I like to see the marks left by the layers of paint.

  2. Beautiful painting! I would love to do that course, I missed it this time round. You did a wonderful job!

  3. Thank you so much, Yasmin and Rebekah! I wanted to include the "in progress" photo because I went through a long stretch after that where I really missed how the painting looked at that stage and wasn't happy with where it was going — but I got there eventually with the help of the class!! Again, I would definitely recommend it!