Freelance Illustrator // Fine Artist // Adventurer // (I do not accept tattoo-design commissions.) // jawcooper@gmail.com

May 21, 2015

Another detail shot of hapless pigeons in gouache. "Coup Coup" will be part of my upcoming solo show opening August 7th! (For inquiries and pre-sales contact La Luz De Jesus gallery at info@laluzdejesus.com ) @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #gouache #ink


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Detail of the gouache strokes on "Coup Coup" - trying to give the impression of "bird" rather than paint the bird - you would never know it looking at this piece but I love pigeons :) . (Available for presale; contact La Luz De Jesus gallery at info@laluzdejesus.com ) @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #gouache #ink


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"Coup Coup" done and ready to be custom framed! A "coup" (pronounced "koo") is a surprising and successful strike, often in battle... and also sounds like the noise a pigeon makes... You all know how much I love wordplay! (For inquiries and presages contact La Luz De Jesus gallery at info@laluzdejesus.com ) @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #gouache #ink


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"Coup Coup" completed and will be included in my upcoming solo show opening August 7th! (To inquire or reserve contact La Luz De Jesus gallery at info@laluzdejesus.com) @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #gouache #ink


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May 18, 2015

Step two on this gouache horse - refine in the shapes and add color variation to show warmth at joints and in the face - challenge yourself to really limit the detail to a few areas where you want to draw focus. (To inquire about or reserve "Beastly" contact La Luz De Jesus gallery in Hollywood.) @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #wip #gouache


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Step one on this falling horse- painting with gouache and my trusty Utrecht flat size 8. It's a good habit to start with a large brush to block in shapes and avoid the temptation to get caught up in detail too quickly. (To inquire or reserve "Beastly" contact La Luz De Jesus gallery.) @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #wip #gouache


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The ink drawing half of "Beastly" is done, now on to the painting half! (For inquiries and pre-sales contact La Luz De Jesus gallery.) #JAWCooper #laluzdejesusgallery #august2015soloshow #wip #ink


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Excited to pick "Sticks / Stones" up from my wonderful custom framer! (For inquiries and pre-sales contact La Luz De Jesus gallery at info@laluzdejesus.com ) @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow


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Today I paint "Beastly" and I can't wait! Yes that horse is falling through space... but really aren't we all? #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesusgallery #wip #graphite #moleskine


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May 16, 2015

If you're looking for a wonderful Sunday morning treat stop by Daily Dose Cafe in downtown LA tomorrow and catch these scrumptious toast creations by @newyorkteeth starting at 9am and ending when they sell out! I'll be there sketching in the corner and munching happily! @newyorkteeth #toastbynewyorkteeth #popup #dailydosecafe #dtla #artsdistrict @dailydosecafe


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Fixed her face and hair... NOW "Overgrowth" is completely done! This painting will be part of my upcoming August solo show at La Luz De Jesus gallery in Hollywood; please contact the gallery to inquire or reserve. @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #gouache


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The experience of painting "Overgrowth" was pure playfulness and chaos start to finish! This piece is now available for presale through La Luz De Jesus Gallery for my August solo show "Viscera" - contact the gallery to reserve or inquire! @laluzdejesus #laluzdejesusgallery #JAWCooper #august2015soloshow #gouache


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Kelly Patton just released a lovely children's book "Moon Bunny!" Follow her here @kellypattonart and find out more about the book through YouTube here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDci6cem8Es) or through her site! Congratulations Kelly! @kellypattonart #kellypattonart #moonbunny #childrensbook


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