Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Me in Steve Spetseris's Mole

Splotch Monster and Owl
The splotch Monster is an imaginary collaboration with Steve Loya, done by me.  The owl is an imaginary collaboration with Mike Kline, done by me.

Rupert the Rachmaninoff Singing Rooster and Rmembering the Grande Ballroom

Rupert the Rachmaninoff and Mozart singing Rooster is an imaginary collaboration with Aya Rosen, done by me, and Keith Remember the Grande Ballroom is also by me.

The Eye that sees Nature and after the Easter-Egg hunt
After the Easter Egg Hunt is a collab for Steve Spetseris.

Arctic Flora, with alcohol Inks
This was my first-ever attempt to use alcohol inks and I was not pleased--it's like trying to paint with fast-drying marker fluid.  It bleeds through.

Grey Morning
This was my second ever attempt to paint with alcohol Inks, which this time I did over grey gesso. Still not pleased.  Need much more practice and research.

The Flesh Market:  Innocence
Pocket item, acrylic.

This is a gomuban (linoleum) print with woodprint color details.  Pocket item.

The Landing
This is an envelope painted with acrylic (and pen).  I wouldn't have painted the envelope except that it was Sunday and I couldn't mail it anyway.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Mary (me) in Aya's Mole

Madonna and Child with the friendly Breezes
 Turner Acryl Gouache

Why was I in a Hurry?
 pen and watercolor

Down the rabbit hole
pen and watercolor

Sweet Treat
Pitt Artist's Pen
This is my collaboration with Mike Kline and an open collaboration for Steve or Aya. (So far just by me.)
Alice and the White Rabbit
 Watercolor and Pitt artists Pen

May I present the White Rabbit
 Turner acryl gouache

The Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat
 watercolor, pen and marker

Chines Shadows--the Rabbit
 after Ferdinand du Pulgaudeau

Keith as the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland
Pitt Artist's Pen, collab for Steve Spetseris
Happy Holidays--back of envelope
 Acryl Gouache and Faber Castell PITT artist pen

front of envelope--I'm not the Easter Bunny
Acryl Gouache and Faber Castell PITT artist pen

pocket items, small cards

Saturday, November 25, 2017

My work in Lara's Moleskine

Kiss, collab with Mike Kline
Guest painting by Heidi Chester
riding the fish, by Mary Taitt after Hieronymus Bosch 
This painting is made from a detail in The Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch.

The Torments and temptations of St. Anthony by Mary Taitt
I made this painting from a detail in The Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch. Here are the two halves:

The Torments and Temptations of St. Anthony III by Mary Taitt
This is the first half of a collaboration for Steve Spetseris.

pocket items (cards)
envelope front
The Torments and Temptations of St. Anthony IV, envelope back

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.