Green tea, sashimi, and “Josef Albers: To Open Eyes.” An afternoon studio break well spent. #studio #albers #lunch
Latest illustration for “Pavo the Peacock: Searching for New,” featuring a very morose Pavo. #illustration #ashleybravin #gouache #peacock
Artist Study Tuesday
Study of “After Eakins (The Wrestlers)” by Anthony Cudahy.
It’s a study of a study of a painting. We need to go deeper.
Backyard studio lunch break. Enjoying this beautiful spring afternoon with Diebenkorn, a bit of sketching, and a tuna salad sandwich with fresh lettuce from our neighbor’s garden, and some dill from my own. #studio #sketchbook #ashleybravin #diebenkorn #lunch
Spectators acrylic on camera lens shade
(made for photographer Eric Minh Swenson)
Added a gif because it’s fancy.
It’s going to be a long day in the studio. Alright, acrylics, let’s do this. #ashleybravin #painting #acrylics #studio #art
Just did that thing where I look up from my drafting table and realize that it’s 5am. Damn these late night productivity highs.
I also added a little homage to the very first children’s book I illustrated, “Bobby the Donkey,” written by Cie Anne in here. Just for fun.
Study of The Prisoners (1908) and Poverty (1897) by Käthe Kollwitz.
A collection of photographs of the studios I’ve kept over the years, ranging from Los Angeles, to New York, to Pittsburgh, to Ballyvaughan (Ireland). For more shots of my studios (with some cool stories that go along with them), as well as updates on my work and upcoming exhibitions, please give my artist’s page a like: [link].
Artist Study Tuesday
Study of “The Surrender of Breda” by Diego Velázquez.
Commission progress. When it comes to getting likeness from an old 3”x5” photograph, gridding is a lifesaver. #commission #gridding #ashleybravin #gouache #painting
Intimate Space 22”x36” oil on board
Sleeping With Wolves 22”x60” pen and ink on paper
I am thrilled to announce my participation in two upcoming shows in Los Angeles this month.
I will have two pieces included in “For Her: An Exhibition By Women About Women,” opening tonight, March 21st at the Pico House Gallery in Los Angeles. The show focuses on what it means to be a woman in modern society, addresses how female roles have changed over the years, and investigates modern and historical female impact. The show will run from March 20th – April 6th, and more information on the exhibition can be found here: [link].
The second show I am participating in is “(En)gendered (In)equity,” opening March 29th at ForYourArt Gallery in Los Angeles. The show features posters made by an impressive list of artists that are investigating the pervasive inequality of gender representation in Los Angeles and New York galleries. The project has been spearheaded by the prolific Micol Hebron, and the exhibition will run from March 29th-April 25th, and more information can be found on ForYourArt’s website [link].
It is very exciting to have the opportunity to exhibit with such accomplished artists in two wonderfully organized and curated shows.
The craigslist gods have smiled favorably upon me once more. #new brushes #studio #14forthepriceof4 #score
Bought a light box for $20 on craigslist today. Not sure it’s big enough… #score