Sketchbook Project 2011 Tour

By Nichole Camarillo
If you've been following along with my Sketchbook Project, you'll be happy to know it's finally complete! Yay! :D I've put the finishing touches on my book and mailed it off to the Brooklyn Art Library, where the tour will begin. This is a 9-City tour that will cover the U.S. between February and July of this year. It's a pretty awesome (and pretty massive) project. Basically, it's a touring library of sketchbooks from all over the world. Just like a library, there will be different categories of sketchbooks to browse through and "check out". My sketchbook will be placed within the category, "I'm Sorry I Forgot You". 

Within the pages of my sketchbook, I explore the emotion surrounding the love and loss of my Father. At the start of this project, there were still a lot of negative feelings lingering from his death. I felt like working on this sketchbook would be a positive, and greatly needed, release for that. For anything I still needed to say or acknowledge. And it definitely was.

I was able to purely and effortlessly unleash those thoughts and emotions as quickly as they came. It was amazing. It was such a wonderful and liberating experience to work on this project. I'm so happy I did. And I'm even more excited about sharing it with you guys. Unlike any other exhibits I've been a part of, this one will be able to reach so many more of you. Now complete, the book will first tour the United States, then take a permanent home in the Brooklyn Art Library. 

I'm currently working on getting prints made for those of you that are expressing interest. As for the real deal, I hope you check it out on tour in the city nearest you. As the show dates approach, I will be posting times and venues on both my Facebook and Twitter.

Cities are as follows:
Brooklyn, NY - February
Austin, TX - March
Portland, ME - March
Atlanta, GA - April
Washington, DC - April
Seattle, WA - June
San Francisco, CA - June
Chicago, IL - July
Winter Park, FL - July

The Warning

By Nichole Camarillo
She's here! YES! I feel like I've waited forever to share with you guys, but she's finally here. This painting and style is a little different from what you're used to seeing from me. Maybe even a bit darker, too. Don't be scared. ;) I'm really proud of this painting and really excited about the new paths unfolding for my art. I hope you enjoy the hell out of it. Now without further adieu... Ladies and Gentlemen, "The Warning".

"The Warning" by Nichole Camarillo

[For detailed crops, you can view the Preview Post for this painting.]

Did you enjoy the hell outta that video? Lol. If you love it anywhere near as much as I do, I hope you share it with your friends. Thank you so much for checking it out. There's going to be a lot more to come. I'm really looking forward to this new year and you should definitely stay tuned to what I'll be bringing. Happy New Year! :)


By Nichole Camarillo

YAY for give-aways! Ohh how much fun it is to score some free stuff. Right? Right! Especially when it's really awesome stuff like this...

From now until January 1st, each and every one of you will have a chance to win your favorite Nichole Camarillo Mousepad. Including some from my "Art Never Dies" Series, which aren't available ANYWHERE. Not even in my shop. In fact, they are the first, and only, of their kind. And they could be all yours.

Here's what you need to do:
Head on over to my Facebook art page. Open the Mousepad Giveaway photo album. Comment on the photo of your favorite mousepad. That's it. Pretty easy, right?

The giveaway closes January 1, 2011. After that, the 5 photos with the most comments will be given away! :D If you commented on one (or more) of the winning photos, your name will be entered to win that mousepad. There will be one winner for every selected mousepad. That's 5 winners in all! Don't miss out on your chance to win. Get your comments in today! >>

[Left to Right, Top to Bottom: "Even If It Rains", "Love Ridden", "What's A Girl To Do", "Got This Heart", "Slow Like Honey"]

SNEAK PEEK! [The Warning]

By Nichole Camarillo
Hi Everyone! It's been SO long since I've been able to share a new painting with you. Probably a good six months. :/ But I've finally settled in and set up in my new place/studio and have been painting, painting, painting! It's time to show you guys what I've been up to. Are you excited? ...Because I'm REALLY excited. I'm currently working on wrapping up a time-lapse video to go along with this new painting release. Once that's good to go, I'll reveal this beauty in it's entirety. For now, I simply HAD to let you take a sneak peek...

"The Warning" by Nichole Camarillo

It's madness. Seriously. ...Madness. But in a good way. :) I hope you guys are just as psyched as I am. I can't WAIT to share the real deal. And, of course, show you the painting in the making. Time-lapse and full release coming VERY soon. Stay posted!