Sunday, September 17, 2017

Turtles Stampeding Through Peanut Butter

Turtles Stampeding Through Peanut Butter.  Watercolor & Crayon.
Approximately 8.5 x 11 inches.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tippy Canoe

Tippy Canoe.  Mixed Water-Based Media.
Approximately 25 x 17.5 inches.
This poor abstract.  Every time I think I'm done with it, I'll set it aside and a few weeks or months later, I'll be looking at it and think it needs something.  I've even changed the title since when I started I thought it looked dreamy.  Now, I think it looks like a once perfectly balanced sculpture went belly up.  You can see the first iteration here, the second here, and hopefully, I'm about at the final version above.

If you can't tell what changed recently--I used more crayon to intensify some of the colors and added a movement or line to connect some of the shapes.

If you're wondering, Tippy Canoe comes from Tippecanoe, which was a battle.  Logically, I use it to more literally like a canoe that is about to tip over.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Winter Field

Winter Field.  Watercolor & Crayon
About 6.75 x 9 inches.
Speed post!  I have someplace to be in 15 minutes.

Started as a tree landscape, went to a pure abstract, and then came back to abstract landscape.

Best part?  It's signed, matted, photographed, and I'm about to list it on Etsy.  That's usually my energy barrier.  It's hard to sell art if you don't have any art online to sell.  Instead, there's a stockpile in my basement

Phthalo blue (gs), quin gold, phthalo green, and quin red, overlaid with crayon on the top half.
Fabriano 300 lb rough press.