Friday, December 5, 2008

December 5, 2008


Hello to anyone who might visit my blog! My intention this year was to post a new piece of art at least 4 times a week. I was doing fairly well until September when I was in a car accident with my family. After surgery and recuperation I am almost well. My family is also almost recovered and we are all on the road to "back to normal".


The week of the accident, pending surgery, and while my parents were in ICU - I completed these two paintings. I believe they were a venting of prayer, frustration, fear, and anger. They are unlike my usual abstract work, but they are very much a part of what I was feeling at that time. I usually do not like to explain my experimental works - I prefer my audience interpret them personally - however I feel these need an explanation. They were created on 15 X 20" watercolor paper with acrylic ink. And of course, I painted the with one hand!


They are titled: "Daughter's Prayer" and "Mother's Prayer"

Friday, October 31, 2008

OCT 31, 2008 CHRISTMAS FAIRY ACEO



"CHRISTMAS HOLLY FAIRY"



This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

OCT 30, 2008 FAIRY ACEO




"CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT FAIRY"




This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

OCT 29, 2008 FAIRY ACEO



"CHRISTMAS WREATH FAIRY"



This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

OCT 28, 2008 FAIRY ACEO



"CHRISTMAS CANDLE FAIRY"



This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Monday, October 27, 2008

OCT 27, 2008 ANGEL ACEO



"DREAMING OF CHRISTMAS"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

OCT 23, 2008 ANGEL ACEO



"CHRISTMAS ANGEL"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

OCT 22, 2008 ACEO CHRISTMAS



"CHRISTMAS FROG"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

OCT 21, 2008 RAVEN ACEO



"CHRISTMAS RAVEN"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Monday, October 20, 2008

OCT 20, 2008 SANTA ACEO



"SANTA'S HELPER"



This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OCT 16, 2008 ANGEL ACEO



"ANGEL AT CHRISTMAS"




This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

OCT. 15, 2008 SNOWMAN ACEO



"MRS. SNOWMAN"

This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

OCT 14, 2008 SNOWMAN ACEO



"MR. SNOWMAN"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Monday, October 13, 2008

OCT 13, 2008 ACEO FAIRY



"FAIRY ORNAMENT"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Friday, October 10, 2008

OCT. 10, 2008 SNOWMAN ACEO ATC




"SNOWMEN KISS"



This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

OCT. 8, 2008 aceo FAIRY




"HOLIDAY FAIRY"



This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

OCT. 7, 2008 HALLOWEEN ACEO





"THE WITCHES PUMPKIN"



This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Monday, October 6, 2008

OCT. 6, 2008 HALLOWEEN ACEO





"SCREAMIN' PUMPKIN"



This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Friday, October 3, 2008

OCT. 3, 2008 HALLOWEEN ACEO



"AN APPLE A DAY"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oct. 2, 2008 Halloween ACEO




"PIRATE SKULL"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

OCT. 1, 2008 Halloween ACEO



"SHEETS AND BONES"


This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sept. 30, 2008 ACEO Halloween



"Pumpkin Heads"

This ACEO measures the traditional 2.5 x 3.5". It was created with Pen and Ink on Vellum Bristol Board. This Halloween ACEO is being offered for sale on eBay. Please search "jgg" to see my auctions

Monday, September 29, 2008

Septemer 27, 2008



I have not been adding to the blog for a few weeks and I feel obligated to present a doctor's note. Her are scans of my fractured wrist. The before shot was taken after the emergency room tried to manipulate it the first time. These shots were taken during the surgery. I now have a True Value wrist. It is my right wrist - however I am left handed - so all is good!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sept. 17, 2008 Whimsical Collage



"COME SEE MY ETCHINGS" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.

Actually - this is the last in my whimsical collage series. Seems appropriate to use the art doll showing her work, rather autobiographical.

Sept. 16, 2008 Whimsical Collage



"YOU GOTTA LOVE A FACE LIKE THAT" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper. This collage is so simple, yet so powerful. You just have to look at it again and again!

Sept. 11, 2008 Whimsical Collage



"MOON FACE" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper. love this angelic piece - angelic but still with a touch of the dark side.

Sept. 10, 2008 Whimsical Collage



"TYPE FACE" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.

Sept. 9, 2008 Whimsical Collage






"THE STARS IN MY EYES" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.


I'm always intrigued by the empty eye look. If you could look in them, what would you see, and do you really want to see it?

Sept. 8, 2008 Whimsical Collage




"BEHIND CLOSED DOORS" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.

If you are doing "whimmsy" - you can not leave out the all American family!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September 3, 2008 Whimsical Collage


"Raining Mud" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect andsometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper. I found pictures of people covered in mud - very unusual - I cut them from their environment and left them floating on a perfect muddy background. The blue faces, very identifiable, force the viewer to look at them first - then later look at the muddy bodies. The two oddities are not similar and create confusion.

Sept. 2, 2008 Whimsical Collage


"My Journal Runneth Over" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper. This was an exercise in putting together unusual combinations - to make it whimsical. I changed not only faces but sometimes facial features. I limited the choice of papers - there was no perusing through my paper stash - I had to use the collection of found papers in front of me, I love the orange background, I had to find a subtle blue to compliment it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

August 28, 2008 Mini Collage ACEO ATC




"UNTITLED ON PURPOSE" - ACEO - the size of the traditional ATC (Artist Trading Card) 3.5 x 2.3.
This collage was created on 120lb watercolor paper. The background is acrylic paint, brushed, dripped, and drizzled on. The body of the collage is mainly dried acrylic paint peeled from my palette. The King of Spades is from a miniature deck of playing cards.


I have often incorporated dried palette paint in my collages. Naturally they lend themselves quite well to the acrylic medium I use to adhere them.




This ACEO and the previous (3) were sold on eBay to a buyer interested in magic. I never considered the playing cards would spark the interest of a magician. What luck that he found them in his searches.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

August 26, 2008 Miniature Collage ATC ACEO




"I WILL BE THE OTHER KING" - ACEO - the size of the traditional ATC (Artist Trading Card) 3.5 x 2.3.
This collage was created on 120lb watercolor paper. The background is acrylic paint, brushed, dripped, and drizzled on. The body of the collage is mainly dried acrylic paint peeled from my palette. The King of Spades is from a miniature deck of playing cards.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

August 27, 2008 Mini Collage ACEO ATC




"I AM THE ONLY KING" - ACEO - the size of the traditional ATC (Artist Trading Card) 3.5 x 2.3.
This collage was created on 120lb watercolor paper. The background is acrylic paint, brushed, dripped, and drizzled on. The body of the collage is mainly dried acrylic paint peeled from my palette. The King of Spades is from a miniature deck of playing cards.

August 25, 2008 ACEO Mini Collage





"I WILL BE KING" - ACEO - the size of the traditional ATC (Artist Trading Card) 3.5 x 2.3.


This collage was created on 120lb watercolor paper. The background is acrylic paint, brushed, dripped, and drizzled on. The body of the collage is mainly dried acrylic paint peeled from my palette. The King of Spades is from a miniature deck of playing cards.

August 24, 2008 Whimsical Collage


"Come To Alice's Dinner" Another in my second
series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and
sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format,
and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.
This was an exercise in
putting together unusual combinations - to make it whimsical. I changed not only
faces but sometimes facial features. I was limited by my choice of papers I
could use - there was no perusing through the magazines - I had to use the
collection of found papers in front of me, This fabulous period photo just cried
out - Alice in Wonderland. I have a deck of miniature playing cards that added
the perfect touch.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

August 22, 2008 Whimsical Collages

"Beautiful" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format, and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper. This was an exercise in putting together unusual combinations - to make it whimsical. I changed not only faces but sometimes facial features. I was limited by my choice of papers I could use - there was no perusing through the magazines - I had to use the collection of found papers in front of me,

August 21, 2008 Whimsical Collage


August 20, 2008 Whimsical Collage


"On My Mind" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format, and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.


August 19, 2008 Whimsical Collage




"Metallica" Another in my second series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format, and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.



Monday, August 18, 2008

August 18, 2008 Colored Pencils


"Pile of Rocks"

This is a colored pencil painting, measures 8 x 12, and was created on Smooth Bristol Board.

I completed most of this painting as a demo during the "Christmas in August" bazaar at the York Art Association. It gave the viewers the opportunity to see how colored pencils are not used like crayons when we were children - the colors are created with many layers of different colored pencils, it is a slow precise process - personally it is like meditation.

Friday, August 15, 2008

August 15, 2008 Abstract Whimsical Collage


"Hoping To Get Lost"
I've started a new series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format, and is created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

August 14, 2008 Abstract Whimsical Collage


"Feel The Passion"
Another addition to my current series of collages - these are whimsical, they are not what you might expect and sometimes require a second look. This collage measures 5" x 7", postcard format, and are created with founds papers mounted on 120# watercolor paper.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

August 13, 2008 Abstract Landscape


"Third Farm". This little rural landscape is a mix of both realism and abstract painting. It was created with acrylic paint and tissue paper under the paint for additional texture. It was painted on a 5" square gallery wrapped canvas. I've finished a series of three, and will be showing them this weekend at the York Art Association's "Christmas in August" this weekend.

Monday, August 11, 2008

August 12, 2008 Abstract Landscape


"Second Farm". This little rural landscape is a mix of both realism and abstract painting. It was created with acrylic paint and tissue paper under the paint for additional texture. It was painted on a 5" square gallery wrapped canvas. I've finished a series of three, and will be showing them this weekend at the York Art Association's "Christmas in August" this weekend.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August 11, 2008 Abstract Landscape


"First Farm". This little rural landscape is a mix of both realism and abstract painting. It was created with acrylic paint and tissue paper under the paint for additional texture. It was painted on a 5" square gallery wrapped canvas. I've finished a series of three, and will be showing them this weekend at the York Art Association's "Christmas in August" this weekend.

Monday, August 4, 2008

August 5, 2008 Abstract Collage



POST CARD COLLAGE - "In Case You Missed the Sunrise".
This collage measures 5 x 7" and was created with tissue paper, mulberry paper, and acrylic paint. In addition to the size being part of the exercise, in this collage I limited myself to only 3 colors - blue, green, and yellow. "Less is more". The point of this exercise is to limit the choices and decisions in regard to size, color, and materials - that allows more time for creativity.

August 4, 2008 Abstract collage


POST CARD COLLAGE - "In the Early Morning".

This collage measures 5 x 7" and was created with tissue paper, mulberry paper, and acrylic paint. In addition to the size being part of the exercise, in this collage I limited myself to only 3 colors - blue, green, and yellow. "Less is more". The point of this exercise is to limit the choices and decisions in regard to size, color, and materials - that allows more time for creativity.

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