Just completed my first radio interview with Josefa Salinas of HOT 92.3. Tune in August 10th at 7am to hear about the research behind my paintings, the release of “Pavo, Finding New,” and how I got into this whole crazy art gig in the first place. #ashleybravin #radio #interview #hot923 (at Clear Channel Radio Burbank Ca)
Just completed my first radio interview with Josefa Salinas of HOT 92.3. Tune in August 10th at 7am to hear about the research behind my paintings, the release of “Pavo, Finding New,” and how I got into this whole crazy art gig in the first place. #ashleybravin #radio #interview #hot92.3 (at Clear Channel Radio Burbank Ca)
Pulled an all-nighter to clear out the studio. Getting rid of over one hundred unsuccessful drawings feels like a much-needed breath of fresh air. Of course, now that the studio is empty, I’m getting ready to fill it back up again with new drawings! #ashleybravin #studio #cleaning #drawing #sisyphus
More Pentel Aquash water brush studies of Lucien Freud portraits. #ashleybravin #sketchbook #sketches #watercolor #pentel #drawing #lucianfreud #study #art
Couch ridden with back pain today, so I’m taking the opportunity to test out the new Pentel Aquash water brushes I got for field sketching. Finally starting to get the hang of it. #ashleybravin #sketchbook #sketches #watercolor #pentel #drawing #lucianfreud #study #art
A big breakfast of lox & eggs, toast, and fruit, whipped up to help me face a mega to-do list in the studio today. Art ain’t all fun and games (especially when it comes to the business side).
Just saw Glen Keane’s animated short film, “Duet,” and I couldn’t resist doing a few sketches. Do yourself a favor and go watch it. #ashleybravin #animation #glenkeane #sketchbook #sketch #drawing #duet
Sam the studio pup, showcasing my yearly chalk drawing for the 4th of July. #ashleybravin #fourthofjuly #chalkart #chalk #studio #studiodog #dog #chalkink #usa
Feeling under the weather this morning, so I’m catching up on some sketchbook work and a cup of coffee before I head up to the studio. #ashleybravin #sketchbook #drawing #art #studio
“Pavo, Finding New" is now being carried at Amber’s Cove, Lollipop Boutique, the Palos Verdes Library Gift Shop, and Nantucket Crossing (and online, of course). It is so cool seeing your work in store windows, and everyone has been so supportive and encouraging with this book. A big thank you to Ali, the author, for the opportunity. I’d say we make a pretty good team.
For more info on the book (or to place an order), please visit my website: [link]
Got a little friend fluttering around in the studio tonight. #studio #moth
Page from “Beast - 32 Prints of Teeth and Claws”
Page from “Barack to the Future”
I will have these two artist books on view at “Artists’ Books and Cookies 3,” presented by Fundación Alumnos47, For Your Art, and Oooga Booga, opening this Saturday at 356 Mission in Los Angeles.
The exhibition focuses on the collection of and community surrounding artist books, and will be accompanied by presentations from artists, historians, curators and critics on the history and future of these bound artworks. Hope to see you there!
Show info: http://foryourart.com/2014/06/artists-books-cookies-3/
Thrilled to announce that “Pavo, Finding New” is published, printed, and finally available! I must say, holding the book that you’ve poured so many hours (and tubes of paint) into is a remarkable feeling.
Working as the illustrator for “Pavo, Finding New” has been a remarkable journey, and I couldn’t ask for a more capable and inspired author. Alexandra Hofmeister-Daly has managed to weave a beautiful tale about the vibrance of youth, and how the young can breathe new life into aging family members through the power of storytelling.
Apart from being available online here, the book is already being sold at Nantucket Crossing in Rolling Hills Estates. We’re planning on holding a few book signings where the original illustrations (and prints) will be debuted, so stay tuned!
For more information on the book and its illustrations, please visit my website: [link]
Celebrating my arrival in Los Angeles with a nice breakfast and some of Mitchell Johnson’s paintings. #ashleybravin #sketchbook #art #breakfast