Thursday, December 13, 2018

Inktober 2018

I cannot draw. I am an abstract painter. I'm good with color, design, lines, patterns and shapes. I keep telling myself it doesn't matter that I am not a strong illustrator. My sketches are my own style . I participated in Inktober this October on Instagram.

Inktober is a challenge to do ink drawings for all of October. Utah illustrator, Jake Parker created Inktober. I thought it would be fun and a great way to practice drawing.  It was a challenge to find time to do each drawing, post it.  I really did learn from this practice. I learned about ink pen options and about hatching. I liked seeing other participant's work and learning how to draw from seeing other work. I was surprised by my ability to come up with ideas each day.  Here is the prompt list & my drawings.

Poisonous


Tranquil

Roasted

Spell

Chicken

Drooling

Exhausted

Star

Precious

Flowing

Cruel

Whale

Guarded


Clock

Weak

Angular

Swollen

Bottle

Scorched

Breakable

Drain

Expensive


Muddy

Chop

Prickly

Stretch

Thunder

Gift

Double

Jolt

Slice




Friday, September 14, 2018

Alice's Table

Friends,

I have taken a fun side gig with Alice's Table teaching flower workshops. I believe in my gut this opportunity will add extra skills and creativity to my painting. Please follow my Alice's Table Instagram account. @alicestable.licha and I hope you will join me for a flower workshop.




Contact me to book your flower party!
licha.alicestable@gmail.com



Monday, October 23, 2017

Dress Project 4

This is a bit behind in season, but what’s been going on with summer projects. 
I have been having my art printed on Spoonflower fabric; silky faille & organic cotton knit. The summer took a turn and the projects progressed into not just one single dress but into apparel. I wish I could be a little better with timing, but here we go.

Dress Project 3

Designed from my painting "Market Day"

 


Dress Project 4

Designed from my painting "Midnight Blossoms"



 












Then an extra project came up when
Spoonflower had a sale on new fabric. This sheer chiffon inspired kimonos.  I have made only 3 and here is the first. I was lucky enough to have documentarian, Dr. Susan Ericcson model for the day.

When I say I made, what I mean is that wonderful, seamstress, Diana Maldonado did the sewing. I have been so lucky to have worked with her on all the dress projects and now kimonos. She is a master!

Designed from my painting "The First Revolution"






 



Not long ago I joined Society6 a website for artists that print their art on products. I was very excited that Society6 offered leggings. 
















Stay tuned for the next 2 kimonos.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Photos & Paintings

When I take photos I always consider it photography practice. Sometimes I see a scene or a pattern that sticks in my head and it may end up in a painting, which has happened from these photos. I did a flower exercise not long ago and with that still in the back of mind I combined flower design with the trowel style I have been woking with this summer.  Where I live there are beautiful sunflowers along the building. Last summer I thought the flowers were tall, but this season they are twice as tall. It is such a lovely sight to come home and see these blooms.

Follow more photo practice and painting progress on my Instagram. 






 

 

Ogallah
24x24