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Progress on Art Gone Wild

I’ve been a busy, busy bee finalizing my final pieces for the art show on Friday! Here are some of my birds from Art Gone Wild in various stages. I can’t wait to share the finished paintings.

Dog Portrait

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A friend commissioned this portrait for a friend of theirs that had to say goodbye to their dog recently.

Trying Something New

I got an iPad and pencil for Christmas and downloaded Procreate to give it a spin. It’s definiely different than a brush on canvas. Here are two cute birds I digitally painted. I am looking forward to exploring this new art form!

Portrait of Abbie

For my friend Brandon, who had to say goodbye to his beloved cat.

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Art Gone Wild 2018 Final Pieces

I had a goal to paint five portraits, but in the end (with my busy work schedule), I only had time for four canvases. For a fun personal challenge, I went with an all bird theme, and I must say that my first time painting birds has me absolutley in love with the creatures. I had so much fun getting to know them and their unique behaviors and personalities! I’m excited to share my pieces for my second year as an Art Gone Wild artist for Zoo Atlanta!

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Fitz, the wreathed hornbill

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Gumby, the southern ground hornbill

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Cecil, the 39-year-old (!) double wattled cassowary

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Working on Art Gone Wild

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Working as fast and as hard as I can to finish my pieces for the Art Gone Wild show at Zoo Atlanta! Looks like I will have 4 when it is all said and done!

My take on ‘Love’ by Alexander Milov

No picture seems to capture the feeling of this 4’x5’ painting of Alexander Milov’s “Love” sculpture. The colors are so intense, the Inner Children and the cage-like adult figures are practically sculpted in the paint. What a lovely adventure it was to paint this! And I feel like I don’t work in oil paint as much as I’d love to. The drying time is always an inhibitor for commissions, but the owner of the company that requested this piece didn’t mind waiting patiently. Please enjoy!

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Art Gone Wild @ Zoo Atlanta

The Art Gone Wild Fundraiser took place over the weekend kicking off with an art show on Friday night, and a two day sale over the weekend. It was such a joy to be a part of this event, and I can’t wait for next year as I hope to be selected as an artist for Zoo Atlanta again!

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Reimagine 13th Street Celebration

Last Thursday I participated in the Reimagine 13th Street event with several other artists, vendors, and food trucks. This event is “to help residents “reimagine” what the corridor could look like with fewer, slower traffic lanes, on-street parking and revived businesses along the route.” (Read more here).

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In addition to setting up some artwork and jewelry to sell, I also helped Midtown Columbus prepare for the celebration by painting the windows of the mostly empty center to give people an idea of what could be there.

Treklanta

I cannot believe that I forgot to share this with you guys! Last month I was a guest artist at Treklanta. I was stationed in the main ballroom and did live painting of the panels and the events. Special thanks to Mel’S. Creations for having me. See more pictures in my facebook abum here.