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treasure

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Kind of loving the pencil & watercolor combination right now.  

hummingbird

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Casual evening date with graphite turned into late night impulse illustrations with watercolours.  Might spend my last couple weeks before classes making a series out of this - if the idea manages to keep my attention long enough.

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july travels

Packing for Peru, for ten days of nonstop sketching and photo taking and all that other great travel stuff.  Also (kind of) putting off packing by starting to sketch in a new book, because the fresh pages are just so tempting.  Spending the last few hours in Calgary loading up on sketching inspiration and music for the plane. We’ll see what interesting creations come out at the end of the twelve+ hour travel day!

FALLEN

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Oil paint on canvas, 2013.

Finished this painting a couple days back, but just got around to getting some photos of it today!  If you have seen my Instagram, you may have seen a preview of this already.  This one is sort of reminiscent of the first oil painting I ever painted back in 2009 for art IB.. which i’ll bring back from the dead, here:

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Oil paint on canvas, 2009.

ARTSY

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View on Lookbook: ARTSY

Sketchbook doodles!  One thing that I love so much about them is that they’re a great way to occupy a few hours and just let my mind wander.

One week left of winter break until I head back to school. I’ve been throwing all this free time i’ve had so far into drawing and painting.  Just finished an oil painting (which is the first painting i’ve done since graduating high school!), and actually immediately started another one the day after.  Feels like its going to be difficult to switch my brain back in to a numbers/math mindset for when my classes start up again since its been so much on the artsy side recently!

progress