During #eclipse2017 I was able to paint 2 plein air things to commemorate an event that my eyeballs would never witness again.  You see, I’m in North Carolina and we didn’t get the full eclipse.  If it wasn’t turning pitch black I figured it wouldn’t be anything special.  I didn’t have glasses or anything so I couldn’t look at the actual sun do I wasn’t going to do anything other than stay inside and scrape paint off of my big glass palette.  My artist twin, Taisa called me and told me that the sky was a very interesting shade of desaturated blue and that she was going to try to match the color on swatches with markers.  I got off the phone and a few minutes later the eclipse had progressed a bit more.  My dad called and I didn’t think he would be interested at all.  He’s not even an artist so he doesn’t care about which Pantone color the sky is.  He said it looked ‘funny’ so at that point I had to go out and look.  After looking out and seeing that the sky was indeed slightly off in color, I broke down my little easel, grabbed a few small canvases, and haphazardly grabbed my paints to mix up something before the event was over.

Here are the results of my half-hearted attempt to be a bit relevant.  These turned out to be very abstracted depictions of the sky and tree line as I was more concerned with color accuracy.


I don’t know what I want to do with these.  I suppose I can list them in Etsy.

At at any rate, speaking of things going on in the sky, I hope anyone who was affected by Harvey is able to make a way, you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.


Art Hermit Mode

This past year I have been in what I’d like to call “Art Hermit Mode.”  I have been trying to simplify my life as much as possible so that I can work on strengthening my work.  My presence on social media (except for Instagram) and my social life in general has taken a hit but now is a great time to invest in the long game.  The results of my hermit mode have been exciting and in future blog posts I will be sharing in greater detail what I have learned as far as art and business.

My life in the past year and a half has been extremely full; I’ve gotten married, started working on my art full time and have been working to get Jauntycat going.  I’ve gotten very comfortable with oil painting so I’m in the process of making some epic work.

I have added links to my social media platforms so join me as I continue making awesome things!  I have added links to my various social media platforms and like comment share and follow!