Sunday, August 19, 2018

Ball Point Pen drawing Octopus/Kracken with Anchor

Ball Point Pen - one of my favorite drawing tools. 
I used this fabulous vintage sheet music for the background.
Surprisingly it held up to the pen drawing. 
I originally used only a black pen, but then I went back and 
added some color with my colored ball point pens.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Mini Art Journal


Look at this lovely Journal. 
Small enough to fit in my hand. 
Beautifully stitched and bound 
just waiting to become . . . become whatever I want. 

page one:
Walk with 
the dreamers
the believers
the courageous
the cheerful
the planners
the doers
the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.   ~ Wilferd Peterson 1900 - 1995


Monday, August 13, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Three Bears in the Shower with Rubber Ducky



Many hours later and many layers later the Bears are done their shower.
They are having lots and fun and won't come out!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Three Bears in the Shower with Rubber Ducky



The bears are cleaning up nicely. 
I have added layers of color, gradually building up to the color I want.
I love the shower curtain, the collaged book pages can be seen through the paint.



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Three Bears in the Shower with Rubber Ducky


BEARS IN THE SHOWER
or
You make bath time lots of fun!
What fun - this large 30 x 40" acrylic painting.
I wanted to create a painting that would look good on a shower curtain.
So I am painting a shower curtain.


The canvas was first collaged with pages from a book of maps. 
I am hoping to let this paper show through the painting in some places. 
Then I painted the base coat.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Book Cover Art - "Out of this World"


My latest book cover art for author Joanie Findle, available at Sunbury Press 

 https://www.sunburypressstore.com/Out-of-This-World-9781620062142.htm?categoryId=-1.


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Monday, July 30, 2018

Folk Art Rooster Acrylic Paintings


Roosters
Roosters have always been on my "Painting Bucket List".
There are so many varieties and they are so colorful.
The background is collaged pages from a book of maps.


In Process:


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Acrylic Mixed Media Sommelier Dog Wine Painting



HAIR OF THE DOG

This fun and whimsical painting will be the featured star of my August exhibit at the 
Adams County Winery, 25C Chambersburg St., Gettysburg PA 17325.

The gallery wrapped canvas was collaged with old sheet music which can be seen 
in the background. I used acrylic markers 
to build the first layer of the 
painting. Finding just the right dog took a lot of research 
as he needed to look good in red.
Frenchie was the perfect choice!


Ball Point Pen drawing Octopus/Kracken with Anchor

Ball Point Pen - one of my favorite drawing tools.  I used this fabulous vintage sheet music for the background. Surprisingly it he...