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


Handprint No. 2

This is just a crop of my newest painting. To view the full piece, check it out at my new blog location:


New Business Cards

Go check out my new blog location to see how each one is customized/unique!


Handprint No.1

Below is a sneak peek of the newest piece. To see the piece in full, visit the new blog location.


The Blog is Moving!

Hey all! GREAT news -I finally got a legit painting website put together:

Not only that, but the bog will now be through Wordpress at the new site, here:

If you follow my blog currently, or have just stumbled upon it, please make note of the change and visit the new location often. It will be the same 'ol blog, just in a different location.


Tea Time

Here is a painting I did back in the summer of '06. It is at my Mom's house. I still like it -which is saying a lot (if you are an artist, writer, etc... you know how older work can sometimes make you cringe).

16"x20" acrylic on striped fabric (fabric stained with tea prior to stretching)

Perhaps I like it because it reminds me of its original inspiration -Tea parties my sisters and I used to have in which we would dress extravagantly, eat stacks of peanut buttered Ritz crackers, create a huge mess and, inevitably, stain our Mom's table cloth.


More Cards!

It feels good to finally be producing some prints of my work. I really like how these turned out in card form. Next up -art prints mounted to 3/4" depth board.

set of (3) cards with prints of Santa Monica Beach paintings 
purchase here for $12 

set of (3) cards with prints of Venice, CA paintings
purchase here for $12


Etsy Print Shop Open!

I've added a "print" section to my Etsy shop. Below is a shot of the first addition, but more are on the way!

set of (3) cards, high quality print sewn to card face, inside blank
purchase here for $12


Small Victories of 2011 and New Goals for 2012

Time to review the goals for 2011. The bad news is that I most certainly did not work out 3x/week. (Ug.) The good news is that I far exceeded my artistic goal to enter at least four contests/shows. I actually entered six. Not only that, but I made the scary decision mid year (thanks to God's provision and my husband's encouragement/support) to turn artist full time.

(Portrait of Journey 16"x20" acrylic on illustration board -completed in '06)

Also, my New Year's resolution way back in 2010 was to complete 52 paintings that year. That was a real struggle and, while I emerged victorious at year-end, I pointedly deciding not to attempt it again in 2011. Imagine my surprise when, looking back over 2011, I discovered that I have far exceeded 52 paintings this year! The number is actually somewhere in the high 60s. Things do get easier when you make them a habit.

SO...Here are my goals for 2012:
1) Work out 3x/week (just keep plugging, right?)
2) Complete (3) cohesive bodies of work, each containing at least (12) paintings
3) Have a solo art show
4) Increase my artistic income tenfold (based on 2011 earnings)

What are your personal and/or artistic goals for 2012? Have you been able to maintain goals from previous years? Do you find that once one seemingly insurmountable goal has been accomplished it paves the way for bigger and bigger challenges?