Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SketchBook Project: World tour 2012

whilst browsing a few of my favorite art blogs, I came across a website Here they are promoting a sketchbook tour across the country to all artists whom want to participate. You have to pay a nominal fee to garner a sketchbook with your desired theme, and upon completion, your sketchbook goes on tour across the country to find its final resting place in the permanent art collection at the Brooklyn art library.
     Long story short, I thought this would be a divine way to keep working, and keep myself sketching. I will be posting my work in the sketchbook here. It's a win win for me, I get to participate in a fantastic art tour, and keep working, as well as keep this blog ( which I always shamefully neglect ) updated.
    Keep in tune, I will start posting as soon as I receive my customized sketchbook for this project. In the meantime I will try to post some current works preceding this project.
    Thank you you for patiently awaiting my next post ( as well as customized revamping of this blog which is greatly needed. )

    ~ Vicki

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Digital Painting of Steven

Hello folks!
    I intend to start a blog with my digital painting works, but for the time being, I am going to keep my work posted here :) This is a portrait I completed of Steven, using a wacom bamboo tablet ( love love love their products ). Took me about 4 hours to complete.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Here is a pastel "portrait" if you will, of a friends pup. Completed on colorfix paper, size: 8 x 10. I always like to work with "whites", and pushing color to go beyond a dull white/grey pallet when trying to interpret a fully white subject.
     I'm going to be finishing a self portrait in colored pencil quite soon, and hope to keep working as much as I can as the semester ( and my last, yippee!) starts up again this week.

Ciao! ~

Friday, January 14, 2011

Gillian Anderson

I've been working on expanding my color pallet and application techniques with pastel these last few weeks. This is a portrait I finished of Gillian Anderson ( in X-files Scully garb ). Completed on colorfix paper ( of course, I absolutely love the toothy texture of this paper, and would highly recommend its use to any of you whom enjoy working with pastels ), the size is roughly 9 x 12.

I am currently working on a portrait of a friends pup, and will post soon. I always enjoy the transition between working on the human and animal form. Handling fur is quite different then handling skin, and its important to create a pallet that successfully represents the seperate dimensions between the two!

G'day lovelies ~

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It feels so good to get back into pastels

It's been a dreadfully long time since I have last posted work on here. Funny how the subject matter I last left you with, is now the same subject matter for my new work. This is a pastel portrait I completed today, in about 6 1/2 hours. The size is 24 x 36 on colorfix paper ( my favorite ). I decided to have a bit of fun with this piece, and played around with color and tonal values. Even though I did this in crummy lighting, and took an equally crummy picture with my camera phone, I think this piece turned out fairly well. I just hope my dear hubby to be is happy with it, he is after all the main attraction in this piece :)
Cheers ~

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


 I know its been a while, but the semesters finally over and I will now have more time to dedicate to my work! Which is super exciting. I decided to work on a graphite drawing of my dear Mr.Liu. I hope he thinks its a reasonable likeness :) This was done on illustration board. Square format, 6in by 6in.
    I will be working with a model tomorrow (another yay) and will have that work posted in the next day or two. In the meantime I am working on my custom banner and blog "reworkings" so thank you for your patience, and for visiting!
Have a blessed day ~ V

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Cityscapes in Progress

Hola~ I've been working on these two paintings for a little while, and wanted to share their "in progress" state. The first painting is an Oil Painting on Panel of the Third Ward (Buffalo St) in my beloved Milwaukee. The second painting is a Water Color, of yes..some awesome old Third Ward buildings (Water St).
I will be posting the finished paintings soon, and will have a more consistent flow of work posted once this semester is over. I'm contemplating sharing some of my Graphic Design work somewhere at some point, but thats TBD :)
I'm working on a new banner for this blog as well as a color scheme overhaul. That will be up soon
as well.
Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blog Overhaul

I'm going to be changing the look and content of this blog over the next few days, I have so many old pieces up here and my work has evolved quite a bit since my college days :). Thusly I feel the need to change this blog to keep it current...Check back soon for my updated blog! Thank you!