This morning I did a few sketches along the water in Battery Park. Watercolor and pen. Although it’s still pretty chilly in New York, being along the water is making me crave those sunny beach days and kayak rides. I’m tired of wearing my winter coat, let’s get a move on, Spring weather!
Enjoy the rest of your afternoon!
Last night while in my oil painting class I decided to snap a few photos as I worked. I have two more sessions to go! I began working on a layer of phthalo blue and sketched with a darker mix on top before adding some flesh tones and shadow patterns. Hope you enjoy watching the process!
As I’m getting ready to prepare some lunch, I thought an inspirational food post would be fun. Here are some of my illustrations for my cookbook. All done in watercolor. Hopefully they will make your mouth water and not lose your appetite haha. Last night I made an alfredo sauce from scratch, which is very easy to make and came out delicious! Here is a basic recipe. I added nutmeg, sage, salt, and pepper for seasoning. Plus some Montepulciano on the side =). Also, some recipes I can’t wait to try.
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Black & white is a huge trend this Spring and will still be carrying into the Fall season, as seen at NY Fashion Week. In watercolor, I portrayed 7 looks and hand lettered each of the designer’s names. Hope you like them
You can view the rest here. XO
I’m in the beginning stages of a new project, one which I am very excited about. During my recent travels, I took a photo of every single meal and was able to bring back recipes from my memory to dinner parties in my apartment. Entertaining and sharing a good meal with good friends are moments I remember, but rarely capture. Soo..I am in the process of creating a cookbook inspired by my fun loving friends and the meals I love making. Illustrations of friends digging into their bowls of spaghetti, sipping on cocktails, and smiling over their desserts will be accompanied by my favorite recipes.
Here is one of my first drawings. Keep posted for more ink drawings and the final cookbook!
Jimmy & Kayla munchin on their kabobs last dinner party
Here are a few of my quick sketches from Venice. Since we were always on the go, I was forced to move fast!
Moving throughout Italy is made pretty easy by way of train, once you figure it out. Being familiar with the New York transit system has definitely helped during my travels and in having a sense of direction. My two girlfriends and I took a weekend trip in Venice. We were permanently stationed in Florence for the month, but decided to take advantage of the weekends to make our way around Italy. It was our first Trenitalia ride, but we all did well and made it to our destination.
Once you step off the train you are greeted with the Grand Canal. Gondolas, boats, and ferries were sailing people down the stream of green water. It was like nothing I have ever seen before and nothing like Florence. The three of us found the ferry that took us to the Rialto Market, which was near where we were staying, and took in the sights along the way. The maze of a map that makes up the streets, rivers, and bridges of Venice made sense…most of the time. We could easily meander our way to St Marks Square, but in the less touristy areas, a lot of the streets had several names and some of the bridges didn’t even exist on the map! That was just part of the Venetian experience…getting lost. And, in my opinion, it was a ton of fun! Continue reading
Hello again blog,
It has been a while, as I have been traveling this summer throughout Italy and just returned. To share my experiences and some photos I thought it would be a fun idea to start a travel series. Each week will begin with a different place. I will start in Northern Italy and work my way down to the South. I also spent a weekend in Brussels, as well as a week in Greece! Stay tuned for my travel tips and exciting things to see, where to eat, and what to do in Europe! I will be kicking off the series tomorrow in Venice
As my show is approaching, my roommate and I are getting excited to get all glammed up. I will finally have an excuse to get the paint chips and glue off of my hands and fingers! (Also, i’m sure she will be glad that the paper explosion in our apartment will be put away for a bit.) We keep picking out hairstyles, nail colors, and lipsticks for each other like teenage girls. Oh, it’s so fun though! Here are some of our top looks:
Pretty long skirt
Enjoy! Hope to see you all on Friday!
xo Alex & Malissa