Wednesday, June 18, 2008

i miss painting...

bagel buddha, 2003.
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... and drawing, and researching, etc.

i know a lot of my readers know that i was an illustrator in a past life (or, at least, a struggling one). but how much do you actually know about that? since i haven't painted for a loooonng time (two years, eek!), i know you haven't seen anything new.

vin diesel, 2004
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gwyeneth paltrow, 2003
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i was painting in oil since the age of 10. it was my first love... i majored in illustration at syracuse university. i drew or painted every day in my life. and after a couple years out of school, life took over -- and sadly, drawing and painting began to fade away.

old cat on a cold tin roof, 2006
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my husband dave and i are both regretting this... so we're thinking of taking figure drawing sessions once a week, to get ourselves back in the groove.

in this post, you'll find some of my old work. it's hard to believe how old some of them are. but i really hope to be creating some new pieces soon...

trump, 2004
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ewan mcgregor (from "down with love"), 2003. i met him too!!
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extreme heartbreak, home edition, 2006
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me! holiday promo, 2003
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3 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow! Those kick ass!

100 Percent Cottam said...

Wow! those are fantastic. i wish i had the money and wish you had the time to commission a job. i've always wanted to have a family illustration in that style.

Nicole Block said...

thanks you guys!

natalie, i have been commissioned to do family portraits in the past. if you ever decide it's something you want, let me know. i tend to paint more classically when doing portraits, but with a lot of color and punch that comes with my distorted portraiture. =)