[Original Post: January 25, 2020]
[It's been brought to my attention that my content, everything I've ever put on instagram, I don't own.
If social media collapses, so does everything I've written about my work. I'll be going through my posts working to transfer my work, thoughtful captions, etc to my own blog, The Easel Weasel, link in bio!
This is a visual autopsy of sorts until we get caught up to present day! Some of these I will repost to the gram as I think it’s insane to look back on my journey these past 2 years.]
Everything I ever let go of has claw marks. Acrylic on canvas, 3x4ft. SOLD and hanging in Hidden Hand Tattoo, Seattle WA.
The best things in life.
--- When the piece sold I posted September 9, 2021:
nd the snarly boi is SOLD - I couldn’t ask for it to go to a more perfect home with instagram.com/horijefe Jeff Cornell in his shop, Hidden Hand Tattoo
Jeff owns the tat dojo and he had a front row seat to this giant tiger operation when it started almost 5 years ago. It’s funny thinking back on all the conversations we had where I was floundering over all sorts of things related to color.
It’s cool to have someone follow my art journey from the very start.
It’s even cooler to give a tiger back to the guy that put one on my thigh!
Before I found my way back to oil paint in 2018,
I spent 1 year with 2 colors of acrylics:
Black and white.
I had no idea how to simplify an image and make the marks I needed to and had no idea what to do with color.
But I still did it. Listening to the voice that says you can’t do something, you’re not good enough? Well, if you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them.
I never thought these would ever leave my studio. Shoot, I never thought *any* of my work would leave my studio or the homes of very close friends and family.
From 2020-2021, the 5 giant tigers have been shown in 3 venues in Seattle. I can’t wait to see this one hang in the new remodeled shop.
I’m not sure I’ll continue to feature these as my style has drastically evolved, but I will never ever stop painting them. Over time, I’ve learned how to translate better the monsters that wander around in my head and heart. I want a symphony of value, color harmony and texture- that to me is the full language of a painter.
All of the colors of my paintings are orchestrated and heightened to help you understand what I want to say. And I’m here to tell my story as honestly as I can.
Aliza and Her Monsters