Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Homeless and Hungry #100818-1147

Homeless & Hungry #100818-1147,by me, today, click image to view larger. This is 5 x 8, in a moleskine sketchbook.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mama bear with triplets

This is my collaboration with Steve, a splotch monster of sorts. Top: Mama bear with triplets, bottom: original splotch by Steve.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Yellow Lady's Slipper

I did this "painting" with Sketchpad Pro (by Autodesk) on my iPad. I did NOT touch it up on photoshop, this is straight off the iPad--I wanted it to be an untouched iPad picture. I spent several weeks working on it because Sketchpad pro is very slow (for me; I'm a newbie.) Sometimes, I used a pogo stylus, but mostly, I used my finger. I "painted" it from scratch, no photo was used. I did however, use a photo as a reference. The photo I used is one I took myself many years ago in the pouring rain. My mother stood over me with an umbrella. I did not paint all the droplets that were in the photo--that would have taken literally years to do. I just put a few representative ones in. See that floating leaf at the bottom? I tried and tried and it would not write there. So--too bad. The floating leaf is now part of the picture. C'est la vie!

Collaboration Splotch Monster with Steve Loya

My Splotch Monster Collaboration with Steve Loya is at the top, his splotch is underneath. Click image to view larger. Click here to see Willie's Splotch monster from this same splotch. (I love his wings and beak.)


Digital Smudge painting, another homeless man, looking for help in the form of a possible benefactor whose head appears at the top left.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Anti-Homage to the Emerald Ash Borer

This is a "finger-painting" in "brushes" on my iPad of the view from the window of my studio. The tree in the foreground is a white ash which is dying as a result of the emerald ash borer. The painting was made at night, and the lower dead branches appeared bright, whereas the upper ones were dark. Click image to view larger.