Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Sonoma County Christmas

It's been awhile since I posted here spreading myself thin throughout the net universe. Finding time to create and communicate on the net is a tough one to balance.

I was asked by someone about two years ago if I was going to create a Sonoma County Christmas card since I did one for Nappa Valley. Embarrassed to say, I finally had the chance to create one and I'll have it on my stores in the coming week.

I love working in watercolor. It has such a wonderful mind of its own.
I just posted this on Instagram. Look for me there under "holmanart."

Friday, July 22, 2016

New Art Dresses

After having a presence on Redbubble for years, it's nice to see they're offering some really wonderful products to showcase artist's creations. I'm particularly thrilled with their tee and A-Line dresses. I'm really enjoying updating the products offered on my page there.

You can find this dress here.
And you can find this A-Line dress here.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Palm Springs View - Twitter Art Exhibit 2016

For this year's Twitter Art Exhibit which will occur in March in NYC, I decided to try something different - something I rarely do, and that's to paint something scenic. I was deeply inspired by a photo a friend who lives in Palm Springs posted to his FB page. Luckily, the size for the art for the exhibit is small - post card size. So, if I really messed it up, I would be able to start over without feeling too depressed about it. :-) I sketched free hand ( which I always do, whether from my mind, or reference ) the scene making minor changes. I marked where I will be cutting it to size in pencil, but I always work before cutting out the exact size I need the art to be. This allows complete coverage of the area and I feel it gives me sort of a psychological freedom to extend a bit beyond the area allowing me to design a better piece. I worked in watercolor and gouache, which I love. And for once, I didn't outline anything in black, which I normally love to do. I'm always willing to paint new things, and experiment with new mediums and styles. I feel it keeps me on my toes. I love the challenge.
If you want more info on the Twitter Art Exhibit and have a Twitter account, click HERE.