Thursday, December 23, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
'RHTHMN ON THE REEF'
is one in a collection of
Giclee prints I am now displaying at the gallery.
I like the permanence of the pigments
on canvas. And it's nice to have the pictures out from under
glass or acrylic panes.
Lighter and easier to ship as well.
See the framed prints;
many with gold.Click here
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
is Illustration Fridays word this week.
I DO like a cocktail and almost wrote out the recipe
for that tipple.
Here tho' is a gent with a rotary phone
and springy cord
acknowledging a rarity in his mail box.
dulled the whole thing down in Illustrator with sepia.
What else came to mind was something called
i thought of someone doing something nice
like holding a door open for a lady.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Acrylic and oil on paper.
The acrylic background of monoprint
The bowl, bird , fruit and lettering
in alkyd oils.
Sometimes a stencil is the quickest way to
conjure and lay down a simple
strong shape. That's how I arrived at the
Monday, September 20, 2010
is this week's word on Illustration Friday.
I remembered this painting from several
years ago. It's called 'One Dog Circus' and the title was
faux-elegant in French.
I was going to the gym a lot then and was
doodling lots of nudes like this.
And, like this, most were humorous
Acrylic on paper; about 10 inches square.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
LOTS OF SWAGGERING
on Duval Street this week.
It's the bikers time to bring their beautiful Harley's
into Key West. Generally nice folks who like the wind
in their face; and their faces cozied up to mugs of cold beer.
Perfect weather for this big fundraiser.
Key West has a bunch of wild roosters running around; they
hold their own against the stray cats. The hens and chicks fair worse...
Did this in Corel Painter.
Friday, September 17, 2010
when I have an existing image for Illustration Friday.
This week's word is 'acrobat.'
The clown is letting his buddy hog the lights....
Acrylic, watercolor, watercolor crayon and type correction film on papers. About 8 inches square.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
word is "Proverb."
I didn’t want to illustrate a proverb, but illustrate the nature of shared oral history and wisdom. Just a doodle of different costumes and ethnicities with utterances passing through time from lips to ears. There’s even a learned robot and parrot who have absorbed some phrases.
Quickly in Corel Painter.
Friday, September 3, 2010
ACRYLIC on Fabriano 300 lb. hot press paper.
This is nearly an artifact: I used to work in the garden
when I lived in Laguna Beach years ago.
The title refers to the benefits of planting certain
types of plants near one another.
For example, marigolds benefit tomatoes.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
is our girl.
My buddy, Bill has a birthday coming:
he doesn't need a thing.
So today I did this alkyd oil sketch of
the greyhound as she lounged on the couch
in our library.
This is much easier than painting an abstract or fantasy subject:
just so I get the drawing correct.
9 X 12 inches; stretched canvas.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I used to do free-lance illustration.
I came across this square original in my files.
The larger markings are
yellow oil pastel on acrylic.
White acrylic makes up the negative spaces
between the flying books, as well as
the designs on the bindings.
Black watercolor is brushed over the oil pastel
to provide textural interest.
About ten inches square.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
This little guy has found a home
a home in my print portfolio;
it is my most popular print now.
The signed edition of 50 is gilded on the halo
and the house's rooftop.
The print also is extended more vertically
with bands of red at the top and bottom.
Click here to see it on my website.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The two frames I did have ink and silver wax
with studs over turquoise enamel.
The rag mats were wrapped in paper,
and slathered in acrylic mud.
Excess paint was scraped from the mats
with an old credit card (handy tool!) and
when dry, rubbed gingerly with
This is also my submission for Illustration Friday's word, 'double.'
tidying up the studio.
I buy simple frames to refinish and have been working on a matching pair
way longer than it takes to make a painting.
This hound, about 7 inches square, will
find his home in one of them.
Ink, acrylic, watercolor
on rag board.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I HAVE TO
This little immortal is acrylic (blue), random ink
monoprint (black) and
watercolor (hand and face details)
on rag board.
How much does the eye need to know?
Even if she was upside-down you'd know it's
a winged female humanoid.
Wings and a little gold make her
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
it's easiest for me to do a splurge of posts!
Especially this week as I pulled five shifts
at our gallery.
Not complaining; I'm so lucky to have my own retail gallery!
It's off-season so there's time to doodle in
Me thinks I'll do a little brushwork on top of this
and do a little edition of it for my folio.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
A double rag mat will hold the collage away from the frames's glazing.