baby H’s new room

The babys room… I envision a forest or tree scape with woodland creatures. It should be grayscale, neutral, mono toned, or silhouette. Please put together some images that help shape the end product. I love this one… Now for some purple, these color schemes can be tuned in any directions. Winter theme… More… This illustrator makes me smile… nice 1950’s vibe going on. Some handpainted job, check out their site. Eclectic Kids by Raleigh Media & Bloggers Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl) Decals… Supplement your background with these small add on’s, or do the whole thing as one big picture… More …

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Finshed this sketch book

I wrapped up this ‘moleskin, cassette’ book, full of unlined writing/journal pages, good for markers and pens but curled a bit with watercolors. Hanging out with ‘P’. Notice the sweet adidas jacket, I will post the painting I did from this sketch later.  Clem like to lay still while she gets her portrait done. The boys watching ‘The princess bride’ with mom.

The show, shop.

Something Happened. Alex’s works for this show are slice of a complex and vibrant moment inside of what is often a mundane piece of reality.. Each piece is an effort to extract a cross-section from a commonplace experiences and show their wonder. His theme, “Something happened”, is an effort to illustrate the idea that we are all part of a bigger stories. Each piece is a slice out of these moments, moments we all share. In the end I made 16, 5×7 collages. They are a fractured series of vignettes. I start by creating geometric patterns onto a 5×7 piece …

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‘Paper 53’ has new tools and I think I like them.

If you draw but don’t do it in a computer (photoshop, illustrator, and more) you are going to enjoy Paper 53, it’s on the iPad. They have just released some new brushes and I am liking the roller (fill tool). Now some self promotion… look what i did with it. If you are inclined Please! add your drawing to the comments as I would love to see them! Car trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles. My old neighborhood. … and you can check them out here: https://www.fiftythree.com/paper

Prints Update, next week I will be shipping!

Free artwork! This is just an update: Prints are going to be home this week! The proofs are done and the printing is in progress, next stretching and varnishing. I am looking forward to shipping them out. If you haven’t ordered yours click here. What you get when you click the link, a paypal page that covers the printing, $60.23 a 16X20, on canvas, varnished and on a .75” standard stretching bar. Shipping’s on me! Cause I like you guys, or I’ll drive it over and drink your beer!   I will be doing this again with another piece, If you have any ideas …

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Woman in Fall… Prints

“Woman in fall” 2015, acrylic on canvas. FYI: If anyone wants to pay for the printing I will gladly send you a print! 16X20, on canvas, varnished and on a .75” standard stretching bar ($60.23). Shipping’s on me! Cause I like you guys, or I’ll drive it over and drink your beer! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5JKT58D5C2HMU  The original will be at ‘Sis & Moon’s‘ after it get backs from ‘Gallery Street‘ printers.

green person moving across letters

Sketchbook update…

I has been a minute. I have a few sketch book pages to share. Playing with watercolors and ink. Wanted to see how far I could push a throw up. Shark and submarine, 2015, fun with letters.  Block head, 2015. Silly. Mmmm the body is magic, 2015. I plan on exploring this more. Now with teeth, 2015. Squishy, nice try more work to do. Green breakthrough, 2015. Watercolor pen and fun, little dude pushing green letters. So I will be posting more often, as a catalyst to creating more work. Keeping me on my toes. Paint, publish, repeat!

Book: sketching, product design presentation

Below I treat you to screen captures of “SKETCHING, product design PRESENTATION” from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDSIeLJ89MU). I saw it, then I bought it, and now I’m sharing it (a bit). If you come over you can have a go at my copy or get your own http://www.amazon.com/Koos-Eissen/e/B001HOHP4M. love the lines! I will endeavor to make all my sketchbook pages this meaningful. grills grills grills. I wish I could think/draw as clearly about something as my four year old does. An unassuming item can be the hardest to design. How many sketches does it take to understand a user’s need? I smile when …

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yummy dessert.

Dessert for the boys!

Peanut butter surprise No. 3 Place a small spoon full of peanut butter on a fig or dried apricot . Then chop half a banana in to bits. Spread the bananas around the plate, sprinkle chopped almonds and granola around the bits of banana. Place the fig in the center add a small wedge of chocolate on top into the peanut butter. Then drizzle the whole plate with honey. Lastly sprinkle the chia seeds on top of the bananas bits.  

coast to coast lunch box clock

Clock? A new coast to coast lunchbox style clock.

Coast To Coast Clock Making new clocks with custom faces. One set to each coast time, set inside a, neat, found lunchbox clock. screw driver and watercolors will travel. Starting with face and some random painted part, see the ‘eye’ near cloths pin.   Sub-garden in the clock… Rainy day planning set into the clock… The start… mixing and planning

Still working on dogheads, this is Oscar with his spear and the dogheads on the studio floor

Just painting and planning, painting the last thee dog heads and planning the next iteration of sculptures/ paintings. Maybe giant dog head maybe giant kangaroo? Or tiny collectible dog dolls. Everything is on the table right now.  

Good weekend, dog heads!

Plaque for lack of a better word… I have been working on the mounts for the heads. Lots of fun, trimming and sanding hundreds of small pieces, this is my sander. Red dog head on reclaimed boards.Wooden bits, it’s coming together.Cut paper and dog heads more work ahead but I can see the end of the tunnel. Hurray!Belt sander mounted on a bench vice.

Painting the Dog heads

Working on the dog heads, what to do? I will attempt to make all them super! I grabbed three of the seven heads to take to The Sis & Moon studio.   These to are  just getting started.   I found lots of air holes, I will patch and paint. It was a good test and will need some more work. Thanks Murph for the “One Shot” I will return them shortly!  

love style, Sketchbook Friday

Friday sketchbook review

Hola, I have been hard at work making paintings for the Hive (LA), and getting The Sis & Moon Studio looking good. So the “Friday Sketchbook review” has been taking a back seat, But I’m back on track now. The materials haven’t changed much, water color box, fountain water color brush, fountain ink brush, and sketchbook. I have added a few color pencils and a white gel pen (LOVE). I also have just started a new sketchbook, you will see the work next friday from that one, It’s a Moleskine and I look forward to wrecking it. Love, a “P” meets …

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Surprise for there lunchbox for the Boys!

We are going Bananas.

Going Bananas, and starting over. I will be posting updates as I’m working on the new site.   Bananas, one for Oscar and one for Damien. Lunchbox surprises for the Boys! Banana – just stripes today Little monster, mmm time for lunch. Time to fly, Go Bananas. Smile! It is lunch time. Even monsters from the sea, a giant squid. A spotted red leopard banana. What could be better, a tiger banana. This monster is trying to eat the banana. I did these banana pieces as a lunch time surprises for my two boys March – November 2012. I used tempera markers …

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The pieces for the Hive show are ready to ship!

Shipping work out West! The end pieces are made up of 16 5x7ish collages that are mounted to birch. The background is a 6′ 8″ x 4′ piece of paper. Painting info: “Suit wearing a beard” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00 “Now with sprinkles” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00 “Rub for luck” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00 “What the dog sees” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00 “Remember me as I was” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00 “Sniffing the new hand shake” Alex feliciano 5’x7′ collage on birch. $340.00 “Response to …

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Working on new Dog Head, update.

I am very  happy with the silicone mold so far, I have been able to make seven heads. Next up…  painting. A closed mold is easier to spin around, learned that the hard/messy way. I wrapped a piece of cling wrap around a scrap of cardboard, silicone and cling wrap make a decent seal. Yes that is “pink lacy” elastic, it’s what I had on hand. I have a big roll of it, don’t ask. Now for some trimming and sanding, then Paint! super excited!!!!  

Working on new Dog Head, update.

With the outer shell done (plaster around pink silicone) I made the first casting. The gary head is the plastic casting (copy), the white one is the original sculpted (modeling clay) head, and the pink is the silicone negative. This is my first pour, I need to practice, a few thin spots and air bubbles. Clem was happy with the likeness. A little vanilla sky, Clem style.

I read Danielle Krysa, and I love Vincent Serritella’s work

There are a few blogs I  keep up with, thejealouscurator is one. So I was reading this article and then my world shrank a little. this is how it happened (the shrinking)… I’m reading, reading, cool picture of a book, reading some more, reading a name ‘Vincent’, more reading, cool picture, …what did i just read? Now i’m backing up and re-read and thats when the world got a little smaller for me… (“with my amazing PIXAR host, visual-effects expert / fine artist Vincent Serritella, and my good friend Cariann Nesler.) I read Danielle Krysa, and I love Vincent Serritella‘s work and he’s a nice …

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Working on new Dog Head, update.

Starting the mold (mould) from the sculpture. Finished the left eye and nose, then started the mould process. I was nervous at first, I always thought that the original sculpture would be trash if you didn’t make the mould just right (that’s for plaster moulds), but after the first layer was dry I was hooked. I think (cross fingers) that this will be a good first test and I can then start scaling up. First pour of silicone I will let it cure overnight and apply another coat of smooth-on 5050 in the morning. So far easy to work with and …

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New installation at Sis&Moon

Spicing up the gallery. I am moving to a new space, same building, and thought it would be worth a saturday. I thought about it for a minute and started with brown butcher paper for visual structure. Then an aqua and beige landscape under it, with a little white line for more structure.   Then some paintings on top.

Update, “The lines Attack” show at the Hive, LA

Working and getting excited about this new, in-progress, body of work (5×7 collage drawings, done with paper, paint and ink.) will be shown at the Hive Gallery in May for “The Lines Attack” show. I have been attempting to illustrate a narrative that until now only lived in my sketchbooks, it’s a fractured series of vignettes that record my musings as I commute around the planet. Some of which, “A study on animal development in responds to auto injuries (in fast forward)”, and A rumination on advances in facial hair despite contrary marketing. 16, 5×7 inch paper drawings, Alex Feliciano …

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Susan rocks some wire zoo animals with the Boys!

My sister Susan was in town for the holidays and made a gang of elephants with the boys. Below are some of the wire zoo residents. Neat stuff wire and elbow grease, Oscar, Damien and Susan Rock. The boys wanted baby versions of all the animals, that’s why there are so many elephants, it took a minute to make them tiny.

Friday sketchbook review

Dec 7th, 2013 – Jan 10th, 2014 Hello it has been a busy end and beginning of the year, I got a chance to see lots of family, and it was great! So this is what I’ve been working on for the last few weeks. “I don’t think the turkeys going to be ready for dinner”, oops. Run to store and buy a cooked chicken (Bak bak). little girl. Sketching at the High museum with Damien and Oscar. Mima and Susan are in town, “Lets make some stuff.” and “Lets try that Pho place.” Love it! “AHHHHHHHHH, I want a …

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Travel watercolor set, How to!

Making a travel watercolor set out of an Altoids Small tin. I wanted something I could easily pocket, sturdy, a ulta compact. I have been super happy with this solution, it is a modification of others I have found online. The big difference is that I’m using clear legos to create the cake pans. I can switch them out, or rearrange them with out a mess or fuss. Here you can see my set up, paints out, tins cleaned, test page to the right where I test my colors (I still forget what color is what) and Legos. Supplies: One “Altoids …

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