Friday, April 23, 2010

ArtOrder article, some drawings and some news

Hello folks!

I am excited to share my first ever foray into semi-semi-pro writing. Jon Schindehette over at his ArtOrder blog recently put out a call for guest writers to help lighten his workload and I decided to respond. You can see the results Here:

Please go check it out and let me know what you think! I had a wonderful time writing it.

And now it's time to share a few new pieces I'm working on:


This piece is for a show going up in May: Replanting the Garden. All pieces are works that were inspired by Heironymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delight's. I wanted to try something different so I chose a very simple and quiet composition of Eve taming the snake. The curator is the same man who commissioned my Richard portrait for his show at the Shelburne Museum so I think this is going to be a good one. I also quite like the color studies I did for the piece:

You'll have to wait until the painting's finished to see which one I chose. Lastly is a drawing I am very excited to start painting:


Very much inspired by the charcoal drawings of Charles Vess. I haven't done a nice, woodsy scene in a while and I am really looking forward to it.

Lastly I am very pleased to announce that the aforementioned Richard painting has been accepted into this year's Spectrum annual!

This is such a huge honor, and I still can't quite believe that I got in.

Read what Richard Saja, the curator, had to say about the piece in his show here:

Last, but not least, Marc Scheff posted a lovely review of my Zebrulu piece on his blog:

Go check them out!


  1. Kristina,
    Enjoyed your article on Art Order. So interesting to understand your artistic journey. Made me appreciate your struggles, as well as your achievements. As I've returned to art after a 30 year hiatus, one of the biggest surprises as been the generosity of artistic greats like Donato, Dan Dos Santos, Rebecca Guay and many others who have taken time to reply to emails. I was expecting big egos who horded their creative secrets. Could not have been more wrong. Anywho, thank you for your insightful glimpse into your life.
    Congratulations on your Spectrum piece and on these other commissions. Way to go. I'm loving the top piece of Eve...the lighting is so effective. (there's something about the middle color's got to be the red).
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hey Kristina, so much going on! It's awesome to hear everything you're doing, I read your guest writer spot over on ArtOrder, was a great read! Such a cool story, it's so interesting hearing about how all of us got to this point. As for the new works you're posting, I'm stoked to see that Merlin piece! It looks pretty killer. Congratulations again on making it into Spectrum! Well deserved, that piece is fantastic. I'm planning another trip up to NYC soon, I'd love to meet up and try to hang out again! 3rd time's a charm! haha, I'll probably give you a call sometime next week to find out what your schedule is like.

    Keep up the awesomeness!