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April 6, 2008

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"Tom, The Castle Cat" - brown paper and ink

April 5, 2008

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"The Prince" - brown paper and ink

April 2, 2008

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"The Princess Fairy" - brown paper and ink.

April 1, 2008

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So - while sitting in the hospital waiting room - I did a few sketches in my brown paper sketchbook. I highlighted them with a white watercolor pencil. Even though I used Ink, it reminds me of the charcoal studies I did in school.

March 28, 2008

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I've been drawing alot of eggs lately. In a few weeks they will be on eBay. But this one is rather autobiographical - you know - the artist who prefers not to be seen!

March 27, 2008

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"Lunch Box" series

March 26, 2008

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"Lunch Box" series

March 25, 2008

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"Lunch Box" series

March 24, 2008

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This little canvas is part of my "Lunch Box" series. I've incorported my illustrations and collage. The surprise is on the back, I've also decorated the reverse side of the canvas. With the handle, the canvas can be moved around and does not have to be hung on the wall.

March 21, 2008

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Another Collage exercise from my "Composition Book". This one is an example of Intense and Subtle.

March 19, 2008

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How do you tell the story on paper? What you see is not what is real. The truth behind a facade. The truth always hides. The truth hides behind what we think our audience wants to see. Is it the artist'sresponsibility to draw the truth or to draw what people expect to see? Even if we have the courage to draw the truth - can we see it? Or - does the truth want to be revealed?

March 18, 2008

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I had a challenge to illustrate a recipe. I wanted to do something unique and unexpected - so here are my MEATBALLS ! This is an ATC, 2.5 x 3.5" and was done for the eBay ATC Group Cook Book Challenge.

March 17, 2008

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Nothing special for St. Patty's Day!!
But here is an ATC, it was listed on eBay a few weeks ago - there's a little green here!

March 14, 2008

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It's All About The Compsition



This collage utilizes a vertical composition - with the intrest being the contrast between the thick and thin.

March 13, 2008

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Sketchbook Page.


Another red sky with the white clouds.


I like this one.

March 12, 2008

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Sketchbook Page.

I wanted to try an abstract landscape with a red sky.

I like changing the expected color.

March 11, 2008

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A second Shakespeare inspired simple collage using white, brown, and black, add one color - I love red with the black.
This collage has papers from an old book of Shakespeare plays I bought at a flea market. What a surprise when I found the book stuffed with authentic ticket stubs.
Theatre tickets for Shakespeare plays - from the 40's and 50's.
Please check eBay for my art auctions. Search "jgg", this collage will be up for auction very soon. Thanks for looking!

March 10, 208

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Another simple collage using white, brown, and black,
add one color - I love red with the black.
This collage has papers from an old book of Shakespeare plays I bought at a flea market. What a surprise when I found the book stuffed with authentic ticket stubs.
Theatre tickets for Shakespeare plays - from the 40's and 50's. The price on these tickets was 55 cents!

Please check eBay for my art auctions. Search "jgg", this collage is currently up for auction. Thanks for looking!

March 7, 2008

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"123 UPSIDE DOWN"
collage
acrylic, mixed/media

Please check my art auctions on eBay, search "jgg" and thanks for looking!

March 6, 2008

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"123 ON TOP"


Collage


Acrylic Paint


I love to use red as my extra color!

Please check my art auctions on eBay, search "jgg" and thanks for looking.

March 5, 2008

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"123 ON BOTTOM"
Collage and acrylic paint - mixed/media. This is one of my simple collage exercises.
I learned this from Tara Grim, http://www.tarasstudio.com/, in Bethany Beach DE. Using white, brown and black paper - chose a composition, decide if the collage will be mostly light or dark. After the foundation collage is completed - introduce one more color. If you keep it simple and don't give yourself too many choices - you will stay focused. Please check my eBay art auctions, search "jgg" and thanks for looking!

March 4, 2008

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This week I said good-bye to my favorite angel collages. The angel was inspired by a monument in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in York PA. One painting is titled "Remember Me." In this collage I included a photo of my own great-great grandmother. The other was named "I Was More Than A Recipe." During one of my shopping trips in the used book stores, I found an old black and white composition book filled with recipes. The book was dated 1943, I used one of the recipes in his collage.

March 3, 2008

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"RAVEN TOTEM" is the last of my "5 Easy Pieces" drawings. When I started this drawing, I knew I wanted a raven enveloping a person's head. I hadn't really pictured the person in my head - I just started with the raven. This is one of those drawings that just draws itself. Suddenly I'm finished and I don't remember doing the drawing. I love when that hppens!
This drawing will be posted on eBay in a few days. Search "jgg" to find it.