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.