Painter’s Keys

Last year, my aunt sent me a link to subscribe to the Painter’s Keys mailing list. Truthfully, I’m the first person to run when I hear the word subscription. I like the keep my inbox as clean as possible and avoid any and all sorts of ‘subscriptions’. However, I easily made an exception for these after I read the first letter.

Basically, The Painter’s Keys are short biweekly letters to artists that touch on incredible thoughts that any artist or creative can easily relate to. They always seem to touch on topics that have been on my mind for a while, which is always a pleasant surprise.

The letters were started by artist Robert Genn. After his passing, his daughter, Sara Genn, has continued the letters per his request. You can read more about how the letters came to be, and their continuation here. This is one of my favorite letters, and something I often think about.

Let me know if you look forward to them each week as much as I do…

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SUMMER SHADES

“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.”

Philip Treacy

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*Hats in the illustration are from Paul Smith*

 
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Curious Ladies

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GOLDEN CHIGNONS

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Strawberry Shadow Dancer

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Coming Home

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Last night, I arrived home from what seems like a year long trip! It’s funny coming home after a long trip… you see familiar things with a new point of view. Letting all the new memories you made settle within your home. From a ranch in California to the west coast of Mexico, then over to Africa, and ending the trip in my old southern stomping grounds of Georgia.

These places inspired new ideas, new energy, and I’m ready to paint!

One of the greatest things about traveling is coming home.

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New York Times

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Honored to be featured alongside so many great talents in today’s New York Times. Check out the article on the revival of fashion illustration here.

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Ellie Goulding | HP

Bringing Ellie Goulding to new worlds with HP.

So excited to share this project. I recently teamed up with HP (and a few other artists!), to create watercolor worlds for a new interactive video with Ellie Goulding!

 Watch the full video here. #BendTheRules

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Blue Bird

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DRESSED IN EOS

Heading into summer wearing only the essentials, EOS.

Vanilla Mint, Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, Pomegranate Raspberry, and Honeysuckle Honeydew!

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JEWELED DANCERS

When Ciner New York jewels become Shadow Dancers…

I especially love how this one’s shadow creates the silhouette of a face…

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POLLYANNA INSPIRED

Pollyanna is a film that dramatically stands out within the memories of my childhood. I think I watched it a million times!

 

One of my favorite scenes involves the magic of prisms. So, of course, whenever the sun starts to beam in the Springtime I like to hang my own strings of crystals…

Small glimpses of rainbows!

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Dolce & Gabbana Gown

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See the real dreamy gown here, worn by Sonam Kapoor at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.

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MARIONETTE DREAM

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See her come to life here.

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