Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Prompted by Cataract Surgery

Too much sun, too much computer time leads to early cataract surgery. So obviously, I had to do a piece about vision. FYI: the surgery was done in a flash and the only bad things were no coffee before the surgery and the regime of eye drops for four weeks.

Vision Check, 24" x24", mixed media

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Easy Abstracts

I love how Citrusolv and National Geographic magazine pages made these very easy abstracts.

Just spritz Citrusolv in between the pages, wait about 15-20 minutes and peel the pages apart. You never know what you are going to get and the results are always a great way to start a big painting.

Orange is not my favorite scent but it is much better than wintergreen. Do this where there is good ventilation.

Cloud Nine

Book number three has been approved by the committee at NorthLight and, yikes, has to be ready for the photoshoot in January. I can't even imagine how cold Cincinnati will be then.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I Love Sushi

Actually, I love all raw food. Sushi. Steak Tartare. Yumm.

Anyhow, my love of sushi was the inspiration for Sushi Chick. It is a ToGoPortfolio box — an art box that you paint an original piece of art on then insert a CD and print portfolio into and ship or carry to a gallery or the media. It allows them to see the quality of your work and makes a great first impression.

These boxes come with a carry box or a shipping box. Talk about making it easy for the artists. However, it is just as much work to do a small piece of art as it is to do a large piece unless you already work small. Hmmm. Maybe I should do a big version of Sushi Girl.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Leveraging Your Art

As an illustrator in addition to being a fine artist, I have managed to use much of my fine art as bits and parts in my illustrations. I like the rough almost fine art look it gives the art. This piece for Stanford University was used on a CD and packet for new students.
My clients are international and during the 1980's I worked as an illustrator in Paris for several years. Needless to say, those were great years!