I specialize in drawing, mixed media, painting, watercolor.
Adding color... creative process
Work in process
Idea in process...developing the reflection idea into a larger painting:)
Trees in a reflection have always been a subject of interest to me. I have created several of this version, trying to fine-tune my skills and explore some opaque techniques.
Exploring different methods and ideas
Playing with an idea that I have been wanting to explore.
...initially was going to replace the spiders meal for a banana (referring to the piece #Comedian created by artist #Maurizio_Cattelan)...but just could not do it. Had some good conversation about the concept, so hope it leads to more.
Instead, it has lead me to explore some other ideas.
the black and yellow garden spider (also called the writing spider; Argiope aurantia) and the banded garden spider (A. trifasciata), which have vivid yellow and black markings on the abdomen, are commonly referred to as garden spiders.
Although it is often refered to as a banana spider...which is were I am connecting the irony and source of my inspiration...from the piece #Comedian created by artist #Maurizio_Cattelan...known at the moment as the
Completed a commission.
"Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy." ~ Rumi
"Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure: where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness." ~ St Augustine of Hippo
“All good things are wild and free.” ― Henry David Thoreau.
#inktober day 14 #overgrown
A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. ~ James Madison
"Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes." ~ Jawaharlal Nehru, Address to the United Nations (28 August 1954)
"Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.:
~ poem "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" by Maya Angelou
Please google or connect to link to read the complete poem - it is one all children hear:)
this one is illustrated by a master artist:
"Kindness is like snow – It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
not sure why but was inspired by the #predator-prey relationship, between #fox_rabbit
"No pattern should be without some sort of meaning." William Morris
"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." ~ Duke Ellington
"Unthought-of Frailties cheat us in the Wise."
~ Alexander Pope, Moral Essays (1731-35), Epistle To Temple, line 69.
I really had to ponder this quote and figure out how to illustrate it. A spider came to mind...so tiny and fragile in comparison yet invokes so much fear. Then considered a daddy long leg.
"Why are you so enchanted by this world? When a mine of gold lies within you?" ~ Rumi
"I don't know if I'm the husky guy, but I'm the sexy guy who's a good kisser." ~ Jim Gaffigan
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