When my art and my words collide.
Large acrylic painting for my kitchen.
That one time I was really into baking.
Digital sketch of Etta James.
Late nite sketch
Information about new 8 Day One-on-One Kids Beginner Procreate class. I teach students step-by-step how to use the basic features for Procreate and help them get started in creating their own art works.
Starting June 7th a work at your own pace kids Procreate class begins.
Outschool is offering $20 credit for parents/students. You can find this credit by using my profile link here.
This is a portion of an art piece I’m working on.
I would play around with the filters and photo editing controls to get an image you are pleased with. Try adjusting the exposure or highlights. Play around with it and see what you come up with.
Gloss is a type of medium that can be mixed with different acrylic paint colors to give your matte paint a glossy-er look. Or you can add just a bit of color to the gloss for a varnish. Not all glosses are built for oils or acrylics so read the labels to make sure you get the right kind of gloss for your project.
To view a list of my current classes please visit my Outschool Profile here.
I fixed the image into a frame at my mother’s home. Cropped. Slightly elongated. I wanted to see how the colors would compliment her interior space. Not sure yet if this work is meant for her space. She loves it, so that’s a good start.
Two important things I learned from this project, which will be repeated again later. #1 Paint down, gravity is your friend with paint pens. #2 Don’t forget to wait until the paint dries.
A family member reached out to me asking if my art was for purchase and how they could purchase an original art work. I answer her questions here.
Red On Teal Abstract, acrylic, marker on canvas, 14 in. by 12 in.
Photos of large scale art work with it’s smaller copy.
Art work of Queens and Pawns
Drawing digitally is great to pass time or just quickly get an idea out there.
I received a request for a Sadio Mane painting. Just in time for the Liverpool win. To have completed a project that took me into an unexplored painting theme was really exciting. I love it! Ali is next y’all!
Often times I paint over some of my used canvases because the art was initially created as a quick sketch or teaching exercise. Yet every so often one gets in with the family.
Have you ever turned an ordinary house item into an art piece?
Queen Tings Art Collection by Kymberli Grant
Promo Video for AATL Shop
Carrie in the Salon photo by Deborah Willis. The experience of black hair salons and what this scared space actually means. Understood as a non-negotiable experience used to uplift and protect our crowns. This is my take on the art work.
As I write these words there is so much emotion. This rollercoaster ride of a pandemic, protests, financial hardships, health issues and the TRUTH of the world revealing itself so clearly, and at sometimes violently, throughout 2020 is meticulously played out throughout this film.
The story for this piece includes Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
What’s the point of writing another blog post when you just don’t feel like it? You’ve been at it for years (or months), what’s the point?
This is a depiction of an Oshun, an African deity. The goddess of love, prosperity, order and fertility.