Holding a Paintbrush

WORKS ON PAPER

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Take a deep breath.

12" x 9"  Pastel, ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper.  2021.

This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by Lisa Yuskavage's color palette, coloring book imagery, and Japanese prints. 

With this painting, I was experimenting with masking tape to add layers to the water.  I've been interested in exploring the use of opaque and translucent color with this work. 

Bus terminal. 

12" x 9" Watercolor and charcoal on paper.  2021.

This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by Lisa Yuskavage's color palette, coloring book imagery, and Japanese prints. 

I became interested in using staining and scraping to apply color with this work.  Patterns starting creeping into the work here. 

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Do you hear someone watching us?

12" x 9"  Pastel, ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper. 2021.

This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by Lisa Yuskavage's color palette, coloring book imagery, and Japanese prints. 

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic has a special place in my heart.  I combined some characters from MLP with this grimacing face from a Japanese print.  These disembodied heads have been popping up in the work a lot.  I am not completely sure why.  I see them almost like floating memories of judging faces I encounter throughout the day.  

Tending to produce. 

12" x 12" Watercolor and charcoal on paper.  2021.

This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by Lisa Yuskavage's color palette, coloring book imagery, and Japanese prints. 

This painting combines imagery from a 50's era coloring book from the United States with imagery from Japanese prints.  I have been exploring how art might address the conflicts in creating a Japanese-American art.  

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12" x 9"  Watercolor and colored pencil on paper. 2022.

This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by Lisa Yuskavage's color palette, coloring book imagery, and Japanese prints. 

The Hand Always Tells.

Vigil.

9" x 12"  Colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache on paper. 2022.

This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by Lisa Yuskavage's color palette, coloring book imagery, and Japanese prints. 

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Trash night. 

9" x 12"  Watercolor and ink on paper. 2021.

This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by Lisa Yuskavage's color palette, coloring book imagery, and Japanese prints. 

This is a self-portrait of my screaming face inside the silhouette of a warrior from a Japanese print.  The setting is based on a photograph I took of a striking sunset in my neighborhood. 

Io (unsettled)

9" x 12"  Watercolor on paper. 2022.

This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by Lisa Yuskavage's color palette, coloring book imagery, and Japanese prints. 

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