Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another for Steve's Pocket

I'm not sure why I am making all these little sketches, but here they are. This one is called "Going by" and is done in water color on Utrech bristol, 4.5 x 6 inches. I cannot promise to make as many for future moles, as my projects very in intensity and duration, and thus, my available creative time also varies. You'll have to take your chances. The scan is a little darker than the original. Click image to view larger. In Steve Moleskine pocket.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mozart in Heaven

Today is my father's birthday. He died in 1998, but every year on his birthday, to remember him, I make some piece of art. Often, I give it to a family member, but today, I am giving it to Steve, by placing it in his mole pocket.

The first is the original watercolor abstract, Mozart in Heaven, 5 x 8 on Utrech Bristol. In memory of my father, I painted it with a child's Crayola watercolor set.

The second one, Mozart in Heaven Blink, I added a color gradient in the background digitally in Photoshop. (Blink is Blue and Pink). My father loved Mozart--so do I. Click images to view a little larger.

Variant on Watercolor Abstract (Angel Light II)

The Cover of the current Aperture Magazine shows an abstract by William Eggleston, a great photographer who also does abstract art with markers. There are images inside of his work, and also on the website, though the ones int he Journal are much bigger. I was wondering if the cover image was digitally manipulated from a white original, and decided to try it with mine. (I don't claim my art is in the same style at all, mine was done in water colors, not markers.) It was just something I was eager to try and Steve gets the results in his pocket.

The title of the piece, Angel Light II, comes from the fact that the abstract reminded me of a many-winged cherubim. Click to view larger.

Friday, September 25, 2009


1)UP, first full piece in Steve's book. Water color. 8.5 x 11.
2)UP, Angel Light. In Steve's pocket for Steve. (On ordinary paper.)

I "copied" the painting on the cover of Barbara Kingsolver's book, Small Wonder. I love Barbara Kingsolver, and have read ALL her books. The art was done by Paul Mirocha. He is much better than I am. I changed the orientation to landscape, and the arrangement of the birds and the detail and coloring of the background, as you will see if you look. Click here and scroll down. While you're there, you migt enjoy some of his other work.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Infinity III: Mirror Mirror

Infinity III: Mirror Mirror, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, for Illustration Friday. When BB and I were in Slovenia, staying in Bled, the elevators had mirrors all around and it looked as if our images went off into infinity. View larger by clicking on image.

I accidentally posted the wrong link the first time and didn't know how to undo it. So sorry. :-(

This is a quick sketch, brand new tonight.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009