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September 30, 2014 / alice

colorblast series

Hello all! I am continually finding myself wanting to post photos with extended captions on facebook- and then I think- this is what I have a blog for.

Some of you may have seen a FEW of these before if you follow me on instagram (@butterflyal). Some of these shots though I haven’t shared yet!

The color blast series is inspired by things I love and want to draw and how color and object can come together in a most usual and appealing way. I make them using dark brown micron pens and BRIGHT water colors.


The other day I posted this photo of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.


Santa Cruz Boardwalk


The day (or  2?) before that I had made this little number:


my first large color blast pieces


A friend pointed out how similar they are and I was totally blown away. I don’t know that I can wholly explain why but I think it has to do with the Oscar Wild Quote “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life” thing.




this is a totally unedited shot. love the brightness and reflection on the water.


The process of making these pieces is much larger than sitting down and drawing but here is a little peek and the creation process.


after pencil & pen



adding color

adding color




a look into my morning: completed, inspiration & in progress


Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!


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  1. Toni Sicola / Sep 30 2014 9:20 am

    I want to see those beetles when they’re done! I love it already! Will you be selling prints of any of these?

    • alice / Oct 2 2014 8:39 am

      Thank you! I will keep you posted on their progress. I will be selling prints once the series is done and photographed on Etsy (including notecards). I’m also having a show of the series at Ohmega Salvage on San Pablo if you want to come by and check them out. The opening will be Oct 11 from 3:00-5:00pm.

      • Toni Sicola / Oct 2 2014 9:02 am

        Cool! Yes I want to come. I’ll put it on the calendar. I LOVE the note card idea. 🙂

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