Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My Art in Mike Kline's Moleskine

Collab with Bride Rollins
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In Mike's Moleskine, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artists' pens, chap 1 Flyleaf for my novel, Death Angel.
In Mike Kline's Moleskine, Angelina, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT artists' pens, chapter 2 flyleaf for my novel, Death Angel,
Maine Lobster, water color, in Mike Kline's Mole
First half of a collab for Steve Spetseris, pen and ink
pocket item, Grim Reaper in Markers, sketch for Moleskine picture above

My art in Andrea's Moleskine

As always, with my posts, clicking on the images will enlarge them,

My Three solo pieces:

Barn Owl, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Benny and the Vulture. watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Crooked Mandala, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Gingko, Collab with Bridie Rollins, pens and acrylic ink

Group Collab, with piece by me (lowest)

collab with teabag and coffee stains
Great Horned Owl, first Half of a collab for Steve Spetseris, Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Envelope, front and back (below)
"The Light that shines no warmth." On envelope for Andrea's Mole, for fun, acrylics, after American Gothic, by Grant Wood.
The Sleeping bag, acrylics, after Klimt, envelope back
Pocket items:
Camouflage, my second ever white-line print, or Provincetown Print, in Andrea's pocket, woodblock print, water color.

First draft of a concept sketch for a woodblock print, artist's pens,acrylic, soufflé pens
Second draft of a concept sketch for a woodblock print, artist's pens,acrylic, soufflé pens
I included a retouched print from the scan of the owl I did for Preston, in which I attempted to fix the scan shadows, but failed to scan it, so this is the unretoruched scan.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Last Round 5 work in Preston's Mole

Brave Benny and the Owl

watercolor and Faber-Castell and Micron artists pens
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Dragon tears collab for Steve Spetseris
watercolor and sakura gel pen

Camouflage Rabbit
 white-line print, watercolor
pocket item for Preston

These are my last two pieces in Preston's Moleskine.  The first is for the Brave Benny Book I am doing for my grandkids (and Also for Andrea, even though it's in Preston;s Mole), the second is a collaboration for Steve Spetseris--Steve feel free to manipulate or paint over any part you'd like.  The third is a white-line print.  My first ever.  It is for Preston's pocket.  I am concerned because there is absolutely NOTHING in Preston's pocket--I thought we were each supposed to leave some small gift for the owner of the Mole in the pocket.  

A little history of the white line print.  I took a workshop.  The workshop was three hours long, during which time I made the design and then carved the woodblock and began the printing process.  It took 2 more 3-hour sessions to complete the print. It's a slow process.

The White-line print, also called the Provincetown Print, is described here and also in many other online posts, if you are interested in learning more about it.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Brave Benny and the Warthog

Brave Benny and the Warthog

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Brave Benny and the Warthog. This sketch is for a book I am working on for my grandchildren called Brave Benny's Animal Alphabet. This sketch is for a book I am working on for my grandchildren called Brave Benny's Animal Alphabet.I did it in Intense pencils, Derwent Graphitone pencils, Koi watercolors, micron and microline pens. I am considering this a sketch, or plan for the final piece. It is done in Preston's Mole.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Moleskine art

Collab page for Steve or someone
 I borrowed one of Mike Kline's characters for a three-way collab of sorts. Click image to view larger.

"The Great Outdoors"
We just got back from a camping trip in Canada.  Two moles were waiting and had arrived while we were away.  To tell the truth, mostly, the bugs were NOT too bad (except the rotten stable flies), but we did encounter a number of ticks! Click image to view larger.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Calamari at Macaroni's
Very super idealized "self-portrait" of me and my sweetie.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

starting a new Self-portrait
  The Satchi Gallery is having a self-portrait contest and I entered a few of mine. Click on images to view larger.

The Queen of insomnia

Self-portrait with roses and checkerboard

Self-portrait with Andy Warhol

Slef-portrait with self-portait
Glass Walls

Self-portrait in recliner with insomnia
This last one is new tonight.  The others can be found below.  Or here.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Envelope 5/1

Here is the front of the envelope for mailing the first Mole of Round 5 to Steve
This is for the Moleskine exchange that I participate in.

I am going to have hip replacement surgery January 31.  and here is the back of the envelope.  I hope to mail tomorrow because I will be in the hospital Feb 1, and if not tomorrow, very soon.  This completes my packet for this mailing, I believe.

Box turtle on back of envelope for Steve, click this and all images to view larger.
The scan colors are not precisely the same as the actual paintings.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Moleskine Exchange, Round 5, first mailing

As always, click images to view larger.

I painted, with acrylics, the front cover and am calling it:  "A Marriage Blessed by Love."

"A Marriage Blessed by Love"
 Then I painted 3 watercolors of animals, a fox, an owl and a pika.
fox, watercolor

owl, watercolor

pika, watercolor
 Then I made a half of a painting for Steve.

Frida, watercolor
Then I made 3 cards for a pocket gift for Steve.

Monday, January 09, 2017

"Frida Divides her World," by Mary Stebbins Taitt, watercolor, in Moleskine.