Ok...so I feel kinda like reborn again as an artist. @tanyadavisart I’m kinda speechless like. ...#trekellbrushes =changed life. I never once used a quality brush in alll my years. Just standard to the cheapest of cheap and I can no attest to the fact it make a HUGE FAT difference y’all. Get you a good brush. All you need is one just start there. I have sooo much control with this brush.
It holds so much water, compared to your average brush,
and right now have only used 1 brush thus far with this piece. Covers a lot of surface and can come to a little point for tiny lines and details! #goldentaklon2500#goldentaklon
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🌄Это был самый волшебный рассвет в моей жизни🌄
6:00 вулкан «Batur» 🌋
Только ты и 1717 метров над уровнем моря😭
Это стоит увидеть своими глазами🙏🏽
Хотите напишу всё подробно об этой невероятной ночи? И покажу видео, когда прямо мурашки по телу😭🙏🏽🌋
...still speechless.... def have me a little angel out there.
Have so much to say and so excited to hold quality #trekellbrushes in my hand. Wowsa.
Will tag them in all future art endeavors for sure. I have this feeling they are gonna apply paint like buttah!!❤️🤤🤤🤤😍😍
It was high time I know what it’s like to work with a quality brush. And soooo many options too?!? I am overwhelmed in the best of ways!!!
Jim Carrey was my childhood hero. I knew all his lines and could act out all the scenes from ace Ventura 1 and 2 and the mask. I still can do this. And that’s a fact you didn’t know about me and prolly don’t care but that’s more or less why I’m like I am. I grew up wanting to be Jim Carrey.
Back to painting my elf (not sexual). #olivekillz#acrylpainting#trekellartsupplies#trekellbrushes#elves#nightpainting
‘She Will Rise’ is my She-Ra inspired painting for #ImaginationReimagined curated by @mikecuffe of @warholian for @moderneden. The show opens Saturday in @sanfrancisco.city. “She will rise. With a spine of steel and a roar like thunder, she will rise.” I have used armour on my women in the past, as a metaphor for strength, resilience and the layers of experience and knowing that can protect them. The iron clad ‘tough hide’ or ‘steel magnolia’. This year I want to focus more attention on the armour as metaphor and take my goddess archetype to an almost heroic ideal, as in Romantic or Academic painting. When I was invited to participate in this show I chose She-Ra because she reflected this direction so fittingly. She was strong, but also clever and resourceful. She didn’t rely on men to help her and was capable of outsmarting the bad ones in every episode I watched. Here she rises up, in the wasteland that the evil Hordak would create if he could. She is confident, brave and battle ready! Purchase inquiries to email@example.com or request the preview. #moderneden#modernedengallery#warholian#shera#oilpainting#antiqueframe#oldholland#trekell#trekellbrushes#popsurrealism#fantasy#contemporaryart#instaart#beautifulbizarre#marielarkin#ironmaidens
Malevolent Waters (Precipice)
oil on canvas
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Instillation shot from my solo exhibit “Moral Monsters” displayed at @cityoflasvegas City Hall featuring small works exploring moral apathy, race, and conflict.
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I’m terrified at the moral apathy — the death of the heart which is happening in my country. These people have deluded themselves for so long, that they really don’t think I’m human. I base this on their conduct, not on what they say, and this means that they have become, in themselves, moral monsters.
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Photo by @krystalrmrz
For #arttooltuesday here are some of my favorite brushes. For acrylic brushes, I love a good filbert shaped brush. And for watercolor brushes, a nice round, pointy and springy brush makes all the difference. I’ll put more details in my story highlights. Do you have a favorite brush? #tuesdayarttips
::: "Honor Your Journey" // acrylic, colored pencil and liquid gold on maple // 20x20 inches. .
I've always believed that every experience in life shapes who we are, develops our unique character, and affects the next experience. The decisions and feelings you have today are shaped by your past. This philosophy means no two people will ever see or feel the same way about anything, and I think this comes out in my art through the combination of things and characters. .
This piece was inspired by Kintsugi, the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold, creating beautiful gleaming seams in the cracks of ceramic ware. I wondered how else it could be applied beyond pottery, and landed with the blue china antlers. .
It took two years to make him happen, though. I think I needed the time to let life build my character, and the time to develop my craft. It's taken me the two years to figure out how to best paint AND ink on wood, ink being the trickiest part. .
I have also begun to more fully plan my paintings than ever before. For the first time in like 10 years (since college!), I'm sketching my ideas out, more than once, exploring different compositions. I also did a final illustration which I traced onto the wood, also a new practice. I'm enjoying this new approach, as it allows me to go into the painting confidently, rather than trying to figure it out as I paint. I am beyond pleased with this painting, and am motivated to continue exploring this meaningful approach to my work. More to come!