Friday, December 24, 2010

2010 paintings / Leave a Comment, Win some art.

The Skinny: Post a comment. Win some art.

Details: Tell me which painting (of mine) is your favorite, and what kind of subject matter you would like to see me start painting.

In early January I'll randomly select SEVERAL (if not all) comments and send the writers some art. I was thinking I'd send a RHINO DOODLEs, a PAINTING CALENDAR, or maybe a colorful sketch of their suggestion. I am happy to send this art to anywhere in the world, so this little competition is open to anyone/anywhere. I'd really like as many suggestions as possible- so tell your friends and your lovers.

Back Story: I started to post a smattering of work I've completed in the last year when I realized: "Holy-Moley I painted a ton of birds in 2010!" New 2011 Goal: I will finish the Bird paintings I have started, and I shall start NO MORE. Of course, Ive started a few other paintings but im really looking for new direction and I'd really love to hear a few suggestions.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gidget's Bird.......Finished.......

Ive been painting this one for a while. Most of 2010 I think. Oil on Canvas.

I use to sit in the spare room of our old apartment, with the door open, and paint on this. (really just doodling on the background before I found inspiration on what to paint as a subject. ) My dearly departed kitty, Gidget, use to sit right outside the doorway and watch me paint. Most of the time it was only 2 or 3 feet away.

When I look at a painting I know where I was when I painted it. With this one I was with Gidget.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2011 Goals... Let's start with Portraits.

12/15/2010 Self Portrait

I really wanna devote 2011 to sharpening my skills, and figuring out where I'm going artistically. I feel I should START with portraits. Much of the work I really like does involve the face. sorta. Take Travis Louie for example. Its not an actual portrait of a person, but the subject and the lighting is really fantastic. Kris Lewis is another artist's work that I admire.

So, I need to figure this portrait thing out. Im starting with my own mug. As you can tell, I have a ways to go. The above sketch took about 90 minutes- and involved alot of erasing. I love to mark my progress so expect to see many more posts of my face. Hopefully they will be more and more recognizably my face as I go along.

Update: Feb 2011
Started the first Self portrait painting of the new year. I expect there will be many. not out of vanity, but out of trying to get it right. Currently, It looks like Zombie Allie. Hoping to get a chance to do more work on it

March 2011 Update: Still kinda Zombie-ish. Just more wonk-eyed.

December 2011 Update:
This painting has been on the back burner most of the year.
Im not terribly fond of it, but it is almost complete.

Jan 2012 update:

finished and still wet.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hoorah for Sunday.....Sunday is Painting day....

A Giraffe, a hummingbird, and a Dino. These are a few items Ive been working on throughout today. Having the first real day off Ive had in a while (no road trips, no feeling awful, no massive amount of errands to run) Ive been trying to catch up on a few paintings.

OTHER paintings Ive been working on today that are not pictured, but should be coming soon (should i ever finish them) include 2 other bird paintings, another stegosaurus painting, and "Charlie & Rex" - my dino/unicorn love sympathy that will probably never be complete. ( to see more of Charlie & Rex click HERE or on the title itself)

Also of note: this is an awful pic of my dino. However so much of the canvas was wet (and REFLECTIVE) that a decent pic couldn't be taken by my unskilled hands.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Im thinking of renaming this, and making it my doodle blog.

I dont feel like I really have the time to paint. I do have the time for these little guys, though.

So, Here you are. early December Doodle updates.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

RHINO- Doodles

a fresh batch of doodles. im still obsessing with my Prismacolor set.

just in time for the new year: 2011 birdie calendars!

2011 Bobble head birdie calendars of my art available at: ZAZZLE.COM/ALLIEJANE1*

get it for 40% off when you use the code
40CLNDRS2011 until the end of November.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Old Books + Color Pencils = Doodle Obsession

I havent been this interested in doodeling since Ms. Hubbard's 8th grade English class. Lately, Ive been pretty driven to sketch and find neat things to sketch on. Here are a few from the last week.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

mmm..... i think its FINISHED!

So, Ive been painting on this canvas for well over a year, but Im still not certain that Im done with it. The thing about this painting.. is that it seems to be finished, but I just cant tell. I think im gonna need to stare at it for another 6 months to be sure.

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, October 31, 2010

...itty bitty... sneak peaks...

here are glimpses of two canvases that are long overdue to be finished. The images are only fractions of the paintings.

With life getting back to normal i'm trying to paint more and really finish a few things up. The plan is to have both of these completed by November.

12/12/2010 Bottom Bird painting update click HERE

Tuesday, August 31, 2010



so.. This cool website/blog (full of written brilliance) used some of my ART.


and then this kind blogger reviewed the website and said nice things about my paintings.


Happy Face.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

DINO / Unicorn S-T-D s

So, I've been unmotivated to make our wholly unoriginal though moderately cute Save The Date's ("STDs" in wedding blogging circles). However, it recently occurred to me that I can make really fun STDs and I am currently searching for inspiration. So, where's the first place I turn? To a painting Ive been uninspired for over a year with- and cant seem to finish.

Basicly, I just dont know if a Save The Date can be awesome without a T-Rex.

Friday, April 2, 2010


alternative title "Whale + Ram = WHAM"

and some along the way progression shots:

including the early sketches