Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fantastical Flora and Fauna exhbit at Gallery Nucleus

This Saturday, June 13th is the opening to "Fantastical Flora and Fauna" exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California. This show features work by Mall, Nicole Gustafsson, Lorena Alvarez Gomez, and Amelie Flechais.

I am a huge fan of each of these artists works and couldn't be more thrilled to be showing with them--especially with a nature-based theme that I love!

The show is free to attend and open from June 13th - June 27. Visit www.gallerynucleus.com for more details on the exhibit.


Here are a few pieces and progress works featuring artwork of mine that will be in the show! I wish I could attend the show in person, but traveling just didn't work out this time.

The Book Keeper, Gouache and ink on paper, ©Nicole Gustafsson 2015
Sketching the Shiba Inu character in The Book Keeper
First color washes down on The Book Keeper
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Thimbleberry Pickers, Gouache and ink on paper, ©Nicole Gustafsson 2015
Drawing all ready for color for the Thimbleberry Pickers

Starting to put in a few details on the little elephant shrew in Thimbleberry Pickers
I'll be posting all the images and more process pictures after the show is up!

(I get a lot of requests for tutorials, but my process pictures are the closest thing that I have to explaining my process. Someday I hope to do a video and more complete tutorial, but need the time and equipment to really set it up and do it right!)

2 comments:

janineshroff said...

these are so lovely. (esp love the cat gardeners) i'm so jealous of people who paint with gouache. i thought these were all digital colour to begin with it looks so flawless

Kristin said...

This series is so stunning...I feel like I could just fall into each painting.

I've never worked with gouache before, and I'm curious about your backgrounds...do you do the pencil drawing first and then paint the background over it, or do you do a wash first and then put your pencil drawing on top of the wash?