Hi! I'm Aubrey.

Hi! I'm Aubrey.
I am an artist based in LA (but from the good 'ol Midwest). This blog is a record of my life as a painter/artist. It is here to help me keep my place and motivation, ground me to learning and be a connection to other artists.

If you are interested in purchasing existing work, please visit my etsy site here. If you are interested in commissioning an original artwork, e-mail me at aubrey.studebaker@gmail.com


week #15
A portrait of my sister & brother in-law's two dogs. Olive (a chihuahua) is in the foreground & Kayne (a miniature greyhound) is in the background. I was inspired to do a dog painting by Roy, a local painter. Check out his paintings here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38189278@N02/


My friend Stacey has entered the "small cool" contest on apartment therapy!!

Check out her St. Louis apartment here:


My friend Kori has been helping to keep me motivated by requesting a few paintings. She grew up on Wheeling Island in West Virginia & requested that I paint a picture from a photo of her flying a kite in her childhood backyard. The result is above. The painting a few posts down (which is still missing a face) is from a photo of her parents in the 70's (note the absolutely AWESOME hippie dress).


week #13
Alright, so my track record hasn't been so good the last few weeks. This one is complete except I can't get the #%*$ face on Mrs. Edge right. AH! I have painted over it -no joke- at least 10x and have to set it aside for a week or so before I try again, fail and end up throwing the canvas out the window...and dropping a giant brick on top of it.
Rebecca Studebaker & her great grandma Studebaker in the late 70's...Going to cheat & continue to work on this one because I'm not satisfied with Rebecca quite yet. I want to maintain the looseness but she looks really stiff right now. Hrm.../o:


I used another photo taken by my father in-law in the 70's as reference for this painting. I like the contrast & bold colors...Week#12 is complete but I just haven't taken a pic yet- will be coming soon!