Looking for volunteers For August In Florida, for my new series of hand painted photos that I’m working on. If you are interested, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh my goodness I’m 1 day away from re entering the photo realm!!! It feels so crazy to have been gone sooo long! Learning to do figurative realism oil painting has been the greatest challenge of my life. And I’m so grateful for every tear I’ve shed (though my husband @brettdetar probably isn’t lol) because all of the hardships of learning to be good at something that is so difficult and challenging on so many levels (especially at an older age)...has taught me an insane amount about myself, my strength, and how to face self doubt head on without giving up. All of which I couldn’t probably do without my best friend @brettdetar and my friends who have encouraged me in darker days. 🌈😍 but now I’m Sooooooooooo excited to go on photo adventures with women again and make new friends all while soaking in the act of creativity with others. 💕💕💕💕💕 here’s an oldie from the archives with @awildatheart (censored)
I’ve been oil painting all summer for school related stuff. But I Just got a camera and a Lens is coming in the mail and I’m shooting for @marieclaireitalia next week. So here we go again #paintedphoto kickoff Excited to adventure out in landscapes again, taking pictures! 🧚♀️wooooooo Here’s the magical @dee_larsen from the archives
“Forever is composed of nows” -Emily Dickinson The last time I painted this I was starting drawing/painting school. It feels so long ago but it really wasn’t. It’s been a HARD, emotional journey trying to learn to do realist painting...and I’m not even there yet. And I’m missing the feeling of creating work and feeling confident about it. It’s really hard to be humbled every day by how far you have yet to go. But maybe that’s a good thing. I don’t know. I’m feeling feelings and trying to remember what I always tell my friends “little by little one travels far”-Tolkien #handpainted-photo
“Some things we have only as long as they remain lost, some things are not lost only so long as they are distant.” ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’ by Rebecca Solnit #paintedphoto reading the last chapter and sad for it to end...
My friend, artist @bex_day is having an exhibition of her work titled ‘Hen’ at @herrickgallery starting April 1st in London. Please go and support her and the show! The exhibition coincides with transgender day of visibility 2019. They have a crowdfunding campaign which seeks to raise awareness. Please check out @bex_day Instagram for all the details. 😍 Photo by Bex Day.
Painted photo. 🌈
"it always seems impossible, until it's done" -Nelson Mandela
LONDON!! I'm sad to be missing the #powermouth art show in London tonight! 😥thanks @refinery29uk @narsissist for including 2 original painted pieces of mine in the show! If anyone has any photos of my work up, I'd love see them if you don't mind DM'ing them to me. 💖💖💖 thanks also to @sheloanichols and @annarosejay 😘
While I'm on a new path, studying to oil paint like the old masters...it's fun to look back on the last 7 years of output. 😊 This one is a great memory too because it wasn't easy to get this shot. The river water current was strong and there were 4 of us women holding mirrors all while trying to seem like it was effortless. And the image seems so still and calm to me you'd never know the craze it took to get the shot. Ha! Photography was such a lesson for me. It brought me to this journey I'm on now with oil painting, where I've finally really found my home...and I'll forever be grateful to it for that.
Finally developed the rest of my film from my England and Iceland trip #censored #paintedphoto
I have to varnish it now, but this 37x55.5" photo is hand painted full of color now and it's almost done.😉 (#censored )
Isolation coats done and onto varnishing. Last part of the equation. Then this baby is finito 🌈 I changed this piece a bit from previous times..I made it much darker overall with charcoal and made the blues and reds darker too. Giving it a slightly different vibe, (sorry for the censor dots 🐼). #studiovibes