Emily Garfield paints wonderful imaginary maps. They are mashups of memory, cell structure & personal experience. These paintings are an excellent counterpoint to the precision of GPS laden imagery we are presented with daily. The subversive whimsy of this work is delightful. Emily's website is a treasure trove of images & concepts, her etsy stocked with lovely prints & drawings (lots of good Valentine's over there y'all), while her instagram & twitter will keep you up to date on her latest happenings. Peruse her #PaletteProject responses below & then go get lost in the cartographic world of Emily. I highly recommend it.
What color do you wish wasn't there?
I ended up using all the colors but I did have trouble with the small bit of turquoise that's on there. I don't tend to go for bright colors, but it did add interest in some of the drawings I did.
What is your favorite brush?
I generally get relatively inexpensive brushes from Blick. I try to take care of them, but it helps me not be so precious if I know I can easily replace them.
What is your favorite paper/surface to paint on?
I work almost exclusively on watercolor paper.
What is your favorite color to work with?
I end up with a lot of blues and greens because my drawings are generally maplike, but I actually don't like blue. Lately I've been into brown and navy/indigo.
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