Leo & Frankie

Sometimes everything lines up and you get to paint your dog and your sister's dog for work. And that's pretty much a dream come true.

I recently did a collection of these pet portraits for Art in Motion. There are 6 in total but I'm just sharing these 2 for now - they're not my favorites or anything ;)

Leo Lab & Frankie Yorkie

Leo Lab & Frankie Yorkie

Some R&D and wardrobe changes :)

Some R&D and wardrobe changes :)

Young Adult at Gallery 1988

Now You Can Solve Crimes Too!

Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit, Faux Advertisement

8 x 10 in. oil on board

This painting is for the HelloGiggles Young Adult show at Gallery 1988, a show celebrating your favorite childhood novels. I chose to focus on Nancy Drew since I have fond memories of reading plenty of Nancy Drew novels as a young adult.  

The faux 1950's style advertisement was a fun solution for me, since one of the best parts about reading Nancy Drew was being able to step into her character and play out these mystery scenarios in my own life. I still find myself playing detective as an adult from time to time....although now the only "tools" it involves are Facebook and Google.

Be sure to check it out if you're in the area! The opening reception is February 2nd, 7-10 pm, at Gallery 1988: 7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA