New Print in the Shop!

04/24/17

New print in the shop! This piece part of a series of landscapes I began in 2017. 11×14 inches, full color inks printed on archival quality paper. Signed and dated and ready to frame. Purchase yours here, along with other items from my shop!

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New Quilt Pattern!

01/26/17

Friends, I’m so excited to let you know that one of my paintings has been turned into a quilt pattern — that you can purchase! I’ll get to that in a moment, but first: the story behind the quilt.

Some of you may remember that last year, I was a judge for the 2016 QuiltCon. QuiltCon is a competition of  modern quilts. You can read more about it here. Last January (so about a year ago), I traveled to Los Angeles for the judging. I was joined by two master quilters. Long story short, looking at hundreds of quilts that week inspired me endlessly. I wrote about the experience here.

One of the pieces I made when I returned from QuiltCon was this piece, which I called Los Angeles:

The organizers of QuiltCon asked me if they could turn this painting into a quilt design and I happily said yes! You can see the final quilt they made as a sample below (which at some point will become mine!):

You can purchase the pattern here.

Have a great Thursday!

CATEGORIES: Inspiration | Paintings
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Experiments in Blue: Week 50

12/14/16

Friends, can you believe there are only two more weeks in 2016? For this week’s 2016 Experiment in Blue, I painted a vintage milk carton (this is also part of my new series of painting of vintage packaging, which you can view on Instagram). A little disclaimer here:  so some of you may find this image confusing because, no matter the brand, in the U.S. of A. usually the packaging for Whole Vitamin D milk is usually RED & Lowfat milk is BLUE; and truly, the original packaging on this vintage carton was indeed red, but I wanted to paint it blue so it could be this week’s Experiment in Blue. So I guess you could say this is this week’s “Cheat” in Blue, but, you know, art. And when you are an artist you get to make your own rules.

Happy Wednesday!

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Experiments in Blue: Week 49

12/05/16

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Friends, can you believe we only have three weeks left in 2016? This week for my Experiment in Blue, I painted another specimen of vintage packaging. This week, it’s an old, old coffee can! I’m on a role with painting vintage packaging and type, which you can view over on my Instagram feed (with hashtag #lcongdonpackagepaintings).

Have a great week!

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Experiments in Blue: Week 48 (and 47)

11/29/16

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Hello friends! Hope everyone had a great holiday (at least those of you in the U.S.). I am here to share with you my latest Experiment in Blue  (Week 48) and also to admit that I barely (and admittedly lazily) completed Week 47. More on that in a minute.

Suffice it to say, I am losing focus on this year-long project, which typically happens at the end of a year-long project! But I swear I’ll finish! Four more weeks!

ANYHOW, above you can see this week’s drawing. It’s part of a new series of work that I am making — all vintage packaging (which I love). You can see all of these paintings as I create and post them over on Instagram.

Below is my lazy Week 47 Experiment. I was having a hard time motivating for a few weeks there in general, especially when it came to making art. Instead of creating nothing, I managed to make a simple sketchbook spread the night before Thanksgiving (as I dreamed of all the stuff I’d book cooking the next day). Not my most scintillating work, but…life. I am happy to report, my motivation for making new work has returned in the last few days! So you should be seeing more from me in the coming weeks.

Creative block: it happens to all of us!

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I’ll be back on Monday with Week 49! Stay tuned!

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