Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Featured Artist: Pthalo Azul

Today I am featuring some really gorgeous pieces by Rachel Jones.  She specializes in laser cuts, paintings, and prints.   Here is one of my favorite pieces from her shop, Pthalo Azul:

Birch Wood Deer

What a sweet little deer.  Rachel is mainly an illustrator but loves playing around with other mediums as a way to improve her skills.  I think this is really awesome; by forcing herself to "draw" in other mediums, she is able to improve her drawing and painting.  Seriously too, check out this great print.

Red Riding Hood

Wondering what her shop is named for?  Me too!  Luckily, I have an answer.  She says that her "shop is named after my favorite inspiration, the blue-est blue you'll ever see, pthalocyanine blue, phtalo for short (TH-A-LOW)."

Brooch Owl Sillhouette

Stop by her blog for some great inspiration.  She shows off some cool artwork and also gives really great tutorials on web design; very helpful for any artists out there trying to start a blog.  Here's a recent explanation on writing basic code.

Aside from her work, Rachel enjoys food and music.  A girl after my own heart, she says "it's a pretty good day when you can play/sing along with others and then eat good stuff. Preferably stuff with cheese on it."

ps-stop by Moxie Tonic today because I got featured!  There's also a special coupon code.  Exciting.


  1. Nice....
    That is a rather scantly clad Red Riding Hood.
    And the look on her face....
    Very nice work.

    Hope your day today has been beautiful....

  2. Beautiful work! I love the girl in red. So pretty. And of course I love the owl, because it'a an owl. Beautiful!

  3. That little deer is cute! Lovely work!

  4. Rachel is very talented! I really like the little deer!

  5. Thanks so much for the feature! (my internet's been wonky so I couldn't comment a while back)


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