Art Everyday: week six

This week was pretty fun. I found a lot of inspiration online that sparked a few of this pieces. I also made some art for a specific purpose, which I normally do not do. My husband and I are teachers and attendees at the most awesome photographers retreat ever, Photo Field Trip. Last year we gave away some ukulele songbooks that I made, and this year we wanted to give away some of my art as prints! We are doing 3 letterpress prints and 3 digital prints do give out to whomever wants them at Field Trip. “Loverprint” (graphic design pun for you) is one of the letterpress pieces that will involve overprint to create the extra colors. Will definitely post pics once I have the prints!

“Omen” | Feb 5, 2016 | Digital Painting 


“Noodle Doodle” | Feb 6, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Noodle doodle

“loverprint” | Feb 7, 2016 | Digital Painting 


“Carrot on Plaid” | Feb 8, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Carrot on plaid

“Hello Banana” | Feb 9, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Hello banana

“Thumbs Up!” | Feb 10, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Thumbs up

“Pink Pizza” | Feb 11, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Pink Pizza

Art Everyday: week five

This week’s pieces were produced by sort of a random assortment of inspiration. There are more plants (of course) because I bought new plants (of course — I am slightly obsessed with house plants right now. I have gone from zero to sixty with house plants. Let’s hope I don’t kill them all). On Saturday we shot a wedding in Tahoe and Snow Tracks was inspired by the view of the parking lot from our hotel. I visited a friend in Cobb Mountain and her son said I should draw a waffle, thus It’s a Waffle. I’m on an “OK” kick and OK Trophy just cracks me up. The last two of the week were done very late at night in an, “Oh crap, I need to draw something today.”

Rainbow Hands” | Jan 29, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Hands up

“Snow Tracks” | Jan 30, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Snow Tracks

“Split Leaves” | Jan 31, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Split leaves

“It’s a Waffle” | Feb 1, 2016 | Digital Painting 

It s a waffle

“OK Trophy” | Feb 2, 2016 | Digital Painting 

Ok trophy

“Pink Monster” | Feb 3, 2016 | Digital Painting

Pink monster

“Cactus in Yellow Pot” | Feb 4, 2016 | Digital Painting

Cactus in yellow pot

Art Everyday: week four

This week there was a lot of doodling, experimentation, and play. As I often do, I was struggling with what to draw and I decided that when my mind goes blank, I would focus on things that I love to eat. So you’ll see a few of those this week. I also brought out the real paints this week and did something completely new. I wanted to use my raw pigments that I had brought back form India so I needed some Gum Arabic and an eyedropper from the art store. I ended up playing with the eyedropper all evening! I started making tiny droplets of water on the paper surface, then touching my loaded brush to the water. The pigment would be sucked in to the drop and swirl around. The gradients of color within the drop were beautiful. I experimented for hours with the different behaviors of the water. The whole thing felt very science-y which I loved. So Rainbow Droplets is technically a photograph and not a painting, but it is definitely an idea that deserves further exploration. When it dried, the water soaked into the paper before it could evaporate, making the drops hard edges turn soft and the colors to turn very flat. I might try this again but dry it under a heat lamp so that the water will evaporate faster before it has a chance to soak into the paper. I also played a lot with a new digital brush (as in Sprinkle Sun, Doodles, and OK!). Its a great bush for making quick sketchy drawings with a lot of character. 

“A Million Tiny Macaroni” | Jan 22, 2016 | Digital Painting 

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“Sprinkle Sun” | Jan 23, 2016 | Digital Painting

Sprinkle Sun by Lisa Bardot

“Doodles” | Jan 24, 2016 | Digital Painting

Doodles by Lisa Bardot

“Chocolate Chip Cookies” | Jan 25, 2016 | Digital Painting

Chocolate chip cookies by Lisa Bardot

“Rainbow Droplets” | Jan 26, 2016 | photograph of raw pigment watercolor

Rainbow Droplets by Lisa Bardot

“OK!” | Jan 27, 2016 | Digital Painting

Ok! by Lisa Bardot

“Milk with a Straw” | Jan 28, 2016 | Digital Painting

Milk with a straw by Lisa Bardot

Art Everyday: week three

I got sick this week so I missed a day. :( Branching out and trying some different brushes in my digital paintings. Thursday’s painting is some flower sketches I did for a client’s invitation design. Super excited about that one! I also took a weekend trip to Tahoe, so you’ll see how that influenced the work.

“Swirly Snowflakes” | Jan 15, 2016 | Digital Painting

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“Electric Saguaro” | Jan 16, 2016 | Digital Painting

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“Wintertime in the Mountains” | Jan 17, 2016 | Digital Painting

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“Pastel Flurry” | Jan 18, 2016 | Digital Painting

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“Ice Cream I Love You” | Jan 20, 2016 | Digital Painting

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“California Wildflower Sketches” | Jan 21, 2016 | Gouache


Art Everyday: week two


This week my obsession with houseplants grew and I went to LA with my husband to do some museum-ing. 

“Tiger & Lion” | Jan 8, 2016 | Digital Painting

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“Pretzels on Blue” | Jan 10, 2016 | Digital Painting

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“Plant Wall” | Jan 11, 2016 | Digital PaintingIMG 0044

“Y” | Jan 12, 2016 | Digital PaintingIMG 0045

“Balloon Dogs” | Jan 13, 2016 | Digital PaintingIMG 0046

“Confetti” | Jan 14, 2016 | Digital Painting

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Art Everyday: week one

Happy new year! This year I decided that I would paint or draw something everyday. And I decided that I would share them all here, once a week. My husband got me an Apple Pencil for Christmas and I have been loving it. Most of these are digital paintings done in Procreate on iPad, but on Wednesday I got to have a fun painting date with my friend Rosaura of Pigment and Parchment. We experimented with the raw pigments I brought her back from India. They are amazing! The vibrancy of the of the colors was almost unreal.

“Snake Plant” | Jan 1, 2016 | Digital Painting

“Banh Mi Ingredients” | Jan 2, 2016 | Digital Painting

“Mac and Cheese on Plaid” | Jan 3, 2016  | digital painting“3D Clouds” | Jan 4, 2016 | digital painting

“Plaid Cacti” | Jan 5, 2016 | digital painting

“Saguaro in the Sun” | Jan 6, 2016 | raw pigment watercolor   

“Dwarf Orange Tree” | Jan 7, 2016  | digital painting

Sketchbook : August 16, 2015

Four sketchbook pages in one day! This weekend we are spending it in Cold Springs, NV visiting Geoff’s brother’s family. I love coming here because we literally always just spend our whole days in pajamas hanging around the house. It is the BEST. This is our last weekend of no wedding for a while, so I took advantage of this situation by painting as much as possible!

 Materials: Koi Watercolor Field Set, Pigma Micron Pens

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