Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sale this weekend!


Artist Market at the lovely Arrata Opera Centre this weekend, see postcard for details! Many sale items and new prints to be had! See you there.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Painted Signs and Chihuahas






Seeing all the hand painted signs on my recent trip to Mexico made me realize how truly boring a slick, plastic, commercially printed sign usually is.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Happy Cupcake, Moody Cupcake.

A sketchbook experiment in color and tone.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nudy Tuesday






I'm back from Mexico and very ready to be back in the studio. Here are a few from last night's figure drawing session.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Et Voila



My new cards, pre-cut.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A little printing, a little dirty dancing.






The past couple days have been full of screenprinting. I'm attempting to make myself some business cards but I've had nothing but technical problems. I think I'm starting to figure out my technical issues, but there are so many things that can go wrong while printing!!!!!#*%@

Also, I bought the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Shut up.
The ghost of Patrick Swayze made me do it.
Maybe my cards didn't work because I was too busy shaking my money maker.
Sigh.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nudy Tuesday


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

summer sketchbook entry


A really quick portrait.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Andrew




Good model last night. Despite it being 3000 degrees in the hall, it was a fun session.

Monday, August 31, 2009

What's a Sumo Man Woman?


At some point during this small study for a painting, what was intended to be a portrait of a woman magically transformed into a portrait of a Sumo wrestler wearing a doilie. A good example of me losing control of proportion and detail. I managed to somewhat wrestle it back into some semblance of a 'handsome' reptilian woman. Wearing a doilie. Not my best work.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nerd Alert.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Plaid Jackets and Club Beer


In an attempt to brainstorm for a show called "Bonfire", all I could come up with was the memory of going to bush parties (yes, you read 'bush party') - for those of you who didn't grow up in smallish towns where there was nothing to do, a bush party is when a bunch of stupid teenagers drive out to someone's acreage or farm (belonging to another stupid teenager who's parents are away) and light a bunch of crap on fire. All that crap is piled into a great big heap of bonfire, and the drinking begins. Since I was a teenager in the 90's, the outfit du jour was a plaid lumberjacket style flannel coat a la Eddie Vedder, and since we were a bunch of stupid penniless teenagers we drank Club beer, which was the cheapest piss on the market.
So there.
An embarassing bit of my history.

Monday, August 10, 2009

sketchbook patterns


Experiments in making my own patterned paper.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Etsy Sale!


It's time for a sale at my Etsy store - visit and help me make room for fresh new stock!
karenhascabinfever.etsy.com

Why So Angry, Young Lady?

I'm not perpetually pissed off (anymore), but this woman is.

Monday, August 03, 2009


Sketchbook exploration...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

T for trying.


Another experiment with portraits...this one stinks a little of 'effort', but whatever, I'm trying to figure some stuff out and there are bound to be many rejects. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

So Last Weekend...




Here's a piece I did for the National Post last weekend...Saturday edition. I always find it interesting to see the illustration in context.

Nudy Tuesday




I had a good figure drawing session this week. Good model, nice physique, someone that I enjoyed drawing - which is not always the case. It's as though some models inspire me to continue drawing. To say it in a flaky way - they give off a kind of energy. Other models seem to suck energy from the room - let's call it a creative vortex of pain and suffering.

Anyhoo, drawing felt easy and natural that night, but when I got home I started to feel really sick. That was the beginning of a horrible 3 day stomach flu. I hope the two situations aren't related, I know it's probably 'cool' to suffer for one's art - but screw that.

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

ghost portrait


I wish computer monitors showed fluorescent colors, 'cause I sure do like using them.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Can Read Your Thoughts.


Fashion a tinfoil helmet.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009