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San Francisco, CA

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Monica Loos

art / design / paper goods

selling original art, art prints and paper goods based on paintings and designs made my monica in san francisco, california.

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little bits from my studio, my home, my life, and my brain

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365 Days in My Kitchen: 261 + 262

Monica Loos

fiddle leaf clipping / monica loos Fiddle Leaf Clipping

Not sure if he'll make it. The whole plant is looking a bit lack luster. Good luck, little one! 365_362

Measuring Cups

The metal kind. Painted using only one color paint: Mars Black

p.s. Sorry my posts have been so random. My intent is to be daily, but sometimes client work, kid stuff, car stuff, life stuff has a way of butting in. Thank you for hanging in there with me!

Today's Inspiration: Edible Flowers

Monica Loos

edible flowers photo by monica loos A peek at the inspiration for today's daily kitchen illustration. The tiny green bug hiding in one of the flowers is camera shy.

I've taken a photograph of each of my subjects in my so-far 157 days of making a daily illustration, which serve a few purposes. First, I can see a history of the actual vs painted item and that's just fun. Second, it is MUCH easier for me to draw a subject that has already been 2-dimensionalized (not a word!) through the flat image. And, third, it is sometimes night when I get down to painting, so a brightly-lit reference is very helpful.

365 Days in My Kitchen: 157

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iphone by monica loos iPhone

Mine. Wish I'd gone a little darker on the "screen" before pulling off the masking fluid. For those of you who are watercolorists imploring the use of masking fluid, I recently bought a ruling pen and have been using it to make thin lines and shapes. I feel like I have more control over placement this way.

365 Days in My Kitchen: 116

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365_116 View from the Window

San Francisco is full of beautiful views...it also has plenty of views like this one: the neighbor's building. They painted it a few years ago, so at least it's nice and neat.

I went a larger larger scale and full bleed on this one, only because I think the subject demanded it.

Happy Friday!

365 Days in My Kitchen: 109

Monica Loos

365_109 Banana Coins

Really it's just sliced banana, but when our boys were little (well, littler), my husband would call these "banana coins" because it's just more fun to eat coins, isn't it? I dunno. I did used to love those little chocolate coins when I was little...

365 Days in My Kitchen: 106

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365_106 Vintage Slotted Spoon

I know it's from Germany and that it's been around for a long time, but I don't know much more. Given to us by my MIL - like so many things in my kitchen, which I'm not sure I realized until I started this project. I have this spoon nailed to the wall upright like this with the two ceramic fish I painted on day 062 dangling from the nail too.

365 DAYS IN MY KITCHEN: 105

Monica Loos

365_105 Grater

Have you noticed my many steel, clear and white objects? I think I like these colors/materials in real life and I like the subtle tone variations used when painting them. This may have begun MANY years ago in a high school photography class where we had a white-on-white color assignment. I photographed white eggs on a gathered white sheet.