Mixed media prints

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mixed media pattern2
I’ve been hunkering down, trying to finish all of my commercial projects in time for the baby’s arrival in 2 weeks. EEK! Luckily, I’m in good shape and turning everything in on time…with time to spare just in case Vivian decides to make an early appearance. I am usually really happy with client driven projects but can’t help but feel compelled sometimes to do my own thing. Usually abstractions are a great way to play with color and just feel free as compared with my commercial work that’s often about the figure and in my watercolor style.

The other day Henry and I were drawing together with some of his oil pastels and other materials on simple manila and newsprint paper. I was just playing around and decided to scan some of the playful designs I worked on and create these patterns.