Sunday, February 21, 2010


Suburb is a really large drawing, approximately 36" x 42". I"m just guessing at that, because I can't remember off the top of my head. It is charcoal and pastel on Hahnemuhle pastel paper.
This is a favorite of mine from a series of drawings that I did about crows. All of the drawings are all done with charcoal and black pastel and black conte, so they are all dark and moody. I was exploring the parallels between how crows act and how humans act. But this one turned out to be more about how I feel about living in Suburbia.
This drawing now belongs to some really good friends of mine (with great taste) who bought it for their home and hung it in their dining room. It has been featured in a photo shoot of their dining room in the December 2009 issue of Southern Lady magazine.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This beautiful lady is part of a series that I did of women with a birds head. They are all watercolors, or a mix of watercolor, gouche and acrylic. These were so much fun to do and I was surprised at how many people loved them. I only have this one and another with a vulture head that nobody seems to like but me. Even my aunt owns a bird lady. Well, they were fun and I was really playing with colors on skin and feathers.

Monday, February 15, 2010

maps and legends

"Next time I will go to Paris (and leave the boy behind)"

This is another in the Maps series and my favorite. I planned all of the paintings so that when they would hang together in a show, it would look like the model was spinning around in the frame. Painting people is one of my favorite things to do. Although lately I have not been motivated to do so and that has been bothering me.
Oil on Canvas with cold wax medium.
24" x 48"(?)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

maps and legends

This is a painting that I finished a few years ago. It is one of the first paintings that I did with a journey theme. At the time I was interested in the paths that life takes. About how our mental state affects our outlook on our surroundings and vice versa.
I used oil on canvas for these and experimented with a cold wax medium that gives the paint a nice matte finish. The photo turned out light, so the colors here are not true.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hello from my living room!

I don't have much to say, but I'll be posting my creations and my thoughts about them. Please feel free to comment. I love creative critiques.
A little bit about what I do. I paint, draw, and teach art classes. I also sew up-cycled clothing with my partner in our project titled SarahLou Designs. I'll probably post some of those items on here as well.
Keep in touch!
Sarah D.