Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Reading

The Magic of Books, 8 x 8", Watercolor and ink.

I keep seeing summer reading lists. I usually read more in winter, but I read in summer too. I decided to make a short list of books I've read or reread in the last year are so and that I recommend.

1) The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

2) Wise Children, by Angela Carter

3) Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard

4)Land of Laughs, by Jonathan Carroll

5) The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

6) The Cat's Table, by Michael Ondaatje

7) The Bone People, by Keri Hulme

8) Declare, by Tim Powers

9) The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead

10) A Beautiful Mind, by Sylvia Nassar

I will add to this list with some old favorites too.. or probably make another list.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dreamscape 1

Here are better photos - well, actually scans, of the new painting. I am working on some smaller abstract paintings too. And tomorrow I am dropping off my pieces for Push / Pull Gallery's Ancient Monster show. I think that is going to be a really good show - you should come to the opening!

Dreamscape 1
9x12"
watercolor. Available on Etsy.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Abstract Watercolor painting

Most of the paintings I have done in the last year have been at least somewhat planned. I used to do more abstract and unplanned landscapes and I've been missing that so I decided to do something more free-form. Here are a few photos of the finished piece. I worked on it over a period of a week, in several sessions. It's 9 x 12", Daniel smith watercolors on arches 140 lb coldpress paper

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Finally!

Well, I've moved. Other than a few bits, and I have cleaning to do and I am still unpacking ... but basically i've moved. And I am getting used to my new place and starting to make art again. So finally new work to show you and new work on Etsy!. Here are two new 8 x 10" paintings that are now in my Etsy shop. They are both watercolor & ink.
I am working on new work for a monster show coming up at Push/Pull! I'll tell you about that in a few days :)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Edgar Allan Poe: A Mystery and a Dream

And.. I finished it!

Edgar Allan Poe: A Mystery and a Dream
(a snippit from his verse)
9 x 12", pen and ink

There are some bits from a few of poe's stories in here.. what can you spot?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Einstein in Ink

Here is another new work...I am working on a new series of pen and ink portraits. I've also completed one of Lovecraft and am working on one of Edgar Allen Poe....

Albert Einstein
8 x 10", pen and ink

Little World

I am in the process of moving. ok I am in the process of packing. I am not sure anyone over, say, their 20s should ever move. it's painful. at any rate I have gotten rid of a lot of stuff, which is good because I live in a small space and am moving to a smaller one. I am not sure how I fit this much stuff in my current place. I am down to 5 bins of yarn and fabric! ok, 5 and a half. and in spite of getting rid of a lot of books, I still seem to have... a lot.

so I have not had much time for art lately, but I have made some time, I can't not make art. I do miss painting, I've just been drawing. I hope I can start painting again in a couple weeks. I just can't wait for this to be over and things to seem calmer. I am hoping that will happen, anyway.

this is something I've drawn recently. it's white prismacolor colored pencil on black paper. the paper is Strathmore "art again" recycled black paper, which I really like using. the circle is from tracing around a CD, so that gives you an idea of scale...