I finished this drawing in Rome this summer, but only have now returned to Brooklyn to post the image.
It's inspired by the annual fireworks party at my sister's house in Maryland. There's a tree there on the edge of her property. At night, after the fireworks, all of the fireflies congregate and glow in this tree.
I love it.
"Fireworks" 2022, watercolor and digital drawing.
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I attended a summer stages gig for the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music two weeks ago and got inspired to make an after-the-fact poster. "The Cleave Guyton Heptet", Jessica Boehman, watercolor and digital drawing.
Some women are just impossibly beautiful.
"Venus on the R Train" Jessica Boehman, 2022. Watercolor and digital drawing.
The fiddling fox for the Academy for Teachers. Jessica Boehman, 2022. Digital. Please do not reproduce.
I had the pleasure to design this poster for the music performance program at my college. Of course, I hid my dear sweet guitar in the mix.
This sparrow lived in the awning above the front door to my building, which I can see from my bedroom window. Each morning, he would sit on the wrought iron in a spot where the decorative glass had fallen out and would sing. I woke up like this each morning. One day, I woke to find him on the ground under the awning. I miss his song.
"Serenading Sparrow" Jessica Boehman, Watercolor and digital drawing, 2022.
They say you are supposed to start your year doing the things you want to do for the rest of the year. So, I drew. I sang, as rusty as I was. And I played my guitar. All things I want to get better at this year. Hopefully by 2023 I won't be such an amateur at the last two.
"Portrait of the Artist as an Amateur Musician" 2022. Watercolor and digital drawing.