A delayed thank you to @rawmaterialsartsupplies for providing such an awesome swag bag for the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival. I’ve been experimenting with the Williamsburg oil paints all week! #ashleybravin #studio #studiodog #artsupplies #losangeles #pleinair

  October 18, 2014 at 04:32pm

Getting a new painting started in preparation for the “Rivals in the Ring” show at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. #ashleybravin #studio #artist #painting #sketch #oil #boxing #laac

  October 13, 2014 at 03:25pm

Had a hell of a good week, and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been offered a solo show at the Los Angeles Athletic Club for their “Rivals in the Ring” fight night in November. I’m going to busting some serious butt to get some work finished for the show, so apologies in advance for going full hermit. #ashleybravin #art #studio #artist #exhibition #laac #painting #gouache

  October 12, 2014 at 04:10pm

Made it out to do some drawing for the Los Angeles Plein Air Festival. Big thanks to @rawmaterialsartsupplies for putting this on, and for the snazzy name badges and swag bags full of art supply samples! I only wish I had more time to do some paintings! #ashleybravin #inktober #ink #drawing #losangeles #dtla #pleinair #sketch #art (at The Regent)

  October 10, 2014 at 07:42pm

Took a break from my daily grind to do a quick little illustration of my all-time favorite antagonist, GLaDOS. #ashleybravin #illustration #gouache #portal #portal2 #aperture #steam #valve

  October 10, 2014 at 10:22am

Taking a break to do some drawings based on the photographs I took up in Big Bear earlier this week, all with the help of my fancy new dip pen. It has a gold nib and a mother of pearl handle, and it is easily the most beautiful addition to my collection of drawing utensils. I can’t thank you enough, @jeankarvelis - it works like a dream! #ashleybravin #drawing #art #dippen #nibpen #penandink #walnutink #bigbear

  October 04, 2014 at 05:16pm

Had a hell of a time drawing and exploring Big Bear these past few days. The trip forced me to get out of my head, take in some fresh mountain air (and good bourbon), and just draw. More artists need to come up here. A big thanks (and photo credit) to @jeankarvelis for being such a wonderful host. #ashleybravin #artist #hiking #sketchbook #drawing #bigbear (at Big Bear)

  October 02, 2014 at 09:03pm

Gin martinis, biscuits, and some sketchbook watercolors from the day’s four wheel drive escapades, all while waiting for a mesquite smoked tri tip to finish its three hour cooking session. My time up here in Big Bear has been a breath of fresh air both literally and figuratively. #ashleybravin #artist #sketchbook #art #watercolor #martini #bigbear (at Holcomb Valley)

  October 02, 2014 at 03:58am

Essentials are packed and ready to go. Big Bear, here I come! #ashleybravin #studio #sketchbook #artist #hiking #bigbear #bulleit

Representing “Pavo, Finding New” with my author, Alexandra Hofmeister-Daly at the Palos Verdes Library District Local Author Fair. We’re here 2-5pm today, so come by and get your books signed! Prints and originals are also available. #ashleybravin #peacock #pavo #childrensbook #illustration #pvld (at Palos Verdes Library District)

Getting the chance to see your work featured in someone’s home, and knowing that they loved it enough to get it beautifully framed (under museum glass, no less) is a really rare and wonderful experience. #ashleybravin #painting #gouache #art #bullfighting #artist #matador #spain #bullfight

Spent the morning picking fresh figs and pomegranates, and my afternoon painting with a chihuahua at my feet, a fan at my side, and a gorgeous flock of peacocks on the lawn. This dog sitting experience has been like a miniature vacation in paradise. #ashleybravin #gouache #studio #painting #figs #pomegranate #sketchbook

Excellent turnout at the “RIBBA 500” show in Newport Beach. This was one of the few shots I could get without the crowd! #ashleybravin #studio #art #opening #exhibition #coastlinegallery (at Coastline Community College Art Gallery)

Working on my fourth children’s book and listening to Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” on tape while simultaneously dog sitting and prepping for the opening of an art exhibition I’m participating in tonight. Variety is the spice of life, I guess! #ashleybravin #studio #illustration #gouache #drawing #painting #childrensbooks #leprechaun #spreadtoothin

The best sort of studio. I was finally able to put my REI aluminum stool to use for my field work, and it worked like a charm! Definitely a step up from sitting in the dirt and getting eaten by bugs. #ashleybravin #pleinair #sketchbook #rei #angelesforest #camping #hiking #drawing #studio (at Angeles National Forest)