Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scarabs

I'm still painting away - the gallery calls!
This is a painting I started a year ago.
A fractured abstract version of a
decorative scarab.
 

 It has a long way to go -
and I'm still not sure where it's headed .
. .
 
I used an incredible stencil - clock mechanisms.
In Egypt, the scarab was seen as a symbol of the heavenly cycle and of the idea or rebirth or regeneration. So I thought the stencil symbolizes time and the passage of time - so it seemed appropriate to use it in this painting.
 
 
 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Elephants - but not the pink ones!

 
I had a request for another
 elephant painting.
I kept the original composition,
changed the background
a little and reduced
the amount of glazing.
All sounds so technical for such
a whimsical and fun painting . . .
 
 



 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Humans of New York

 
Obviously, I am the last person on earth to discover this book. I heard about it on Elvis and Duran radio, checked it out on Amazon - fell in love and purchased it the same day. Now I follow it on Facebook. I love the photographs but mostly I love the wonderful and profound things that ordinary people say.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Iggy and Izzy Lizards in Acrylic

I'm finished the Lizards, but I don't know
 how to treat the background. The original
 yellow seems a little garish and harsh, so
 then I tried beige. Boring, very boring.
Sounds like the three bears - too bright -
too dull - then just right . . .

 
IGGY THE BOOKISH LIZARD

 
 
IZZY THE THINKER


 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Zentangle Lizards

The Lizards,
Izzy and Iggy
have lots of texture and color.
Definitely having fun with them.
 

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp is the sequel to  The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck and once again, his adventure  begins right af...