Watercolor, ink & colored pencil works on paper.
When not illustrating, I enjoy escaping into color and shapes via my abstract work. My "doodlepaintings" evoke both vast alien landscapes and intimate spaces teeming with microscopic life.
Mini Doodle Petris, 3.5", watercolor, ink, colored pencil, 2018
Doodlepaintings prints & originals
are available for purchase.
If the original is available,
size and price are listed in the gallery below.
Original Paintings Price Ranges
Large paintings: $300 - $400 + tax & shipping
Medium paintings: $150 - $300 + tax & shipping
Small paintings: $50 - $120 + tax & shipping
Giclée prints are available in a variety of sizes and are printed on demand. If you've seen a DoodlePainting elsewhere (like in my Pinterest gallery ) that you do not see here, I have prints available of that, too! Prices will depend on size.
Email me to inquire.
ABOUT THE PAINTINGS
From start to finish, each piece evolves spontaneously, an exercise in visual improvisation. I first explore loosely with watercolor or gouache to establish the color palette of the piece. Emergent circular brush strokes, organic marks and anomalies made by the washes of paint inspire the ink drawing that I doodle on top. Every drawn form informs the next. The images aren’t envisioned so much as they emerge, bit by bit, in several hours over several days. Once the ink drawing phase is complete, light touches of colored pencil bring the painting to finish.
Although each piece begins entirely unplanned, as I work I inevitably become more aware of the balance of light and dark and the sensation of movement through the emerging composition. I challenge myself to maintain the original spontaneity and to give the painting space come to life without letting each mark become overly precious. Staying open to impulse enables me to enter a state of deep, meditative flow while I create. It is this state of flow that brings me joy and contemplation, which is reflected in the mood of the work itself.