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...

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter & Happy Spring

Happy Easter! Unfortunately I am sick so I am spending it lying around the house. I have so many things I needed to do this weekend but all I managed to do was to drop off some work for the next Push / Pull show and I did my taxes. And I've slept a lot and will try to go to bed early tonight.

You might remember that I grew up on a farm. This time of year makes me think of newborn lambs, in their baggy oversized skins, with grubby little spots of their knees from falling down while they run around. I also remember buying white eggs once a year, because brown eggs don't dye very well. I can also remember having hunts not just for easter eggs but also for the caches that the free-range hens were hiding. (One thing no one tells you about free-range chickens is that they will not necessarily come back to their coop to lay their eggs. not the smart ones, anyway. So you need to keep an eye on them and find their caches. They are not that smart so they will keep laying at a cache for a bit after the eggs start disappearing, but then they will find a new hiding spot and you have to start over again!)

This is a painting I finished inking this week, another in the Forest Spirits series. Also inspired by my time on the island.
Spirit Tree 2
5 x 7"
watercolor and ink
available on Etsy.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mother Nature Original Watercolor by Megan Noel

This weekend I felt at the same time lonely and antisocial. I guess that must mean I am a moody artist? My show at Miro came down a few days early so they could paint, so I went to pick that up. If you missed that, I may have another show there later this year, and I am trying to arrange something at another Seattle venue but no details on that yet... I do however have a piece in the Venus Rising Show at Push / Pull Gallery in Seattle and the Closing Reception is this Saturday evening, if you want to stop by. I will also have several new pieces in the Literature show at Push / Pull, which opens the 10th. All of the art in that show will be inspired by Literature. My literature choices were: Alice in Wonderland, Hamlet, Macbeth, and the Moomintroll books. My friend Corrianna Garrels will have some gorgeous author portraits in that show. I got to see a few of them, notably Mark Twain and Jack Kerouac that are amazing!

Well, that's all my news for now. So back to my weekend, I spent the rest of my weekend painting and drawing. I finished this painting and I was very happy with it. It took quite long time even if it is only 8 x 10". It is available on Etsy!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Forest Spirits

I have been feeling inspired this week, so I hope I have a good weekend of painting coming up. I got to leave work a little early today and I probably should have painted but after going to Ballard Sketch Team last night I decided I needed some quiet reading time. I am just taking a little reading break to scan a painting I finished on Monday. This is:

Forest Spirits, 8 x 10", watercolor on paper. It is available on Etsy. I was very happy with it and I think whatever I start this weekend may have the same feel - though I still have another dinosaur painting to finish as well and I have an urge to draw a monkey.

p.s. how many creatures can you find hiding in the tree?