Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Froggie Time!

Once upon a time, I decided to treat this blog as a place to show my non-portfolio art. Not the work that was slick and promotion-packet-ready, but the sloppy, fun, experimental stuff. 

I've been slack on this goal. So here -  drawn with an old $7 set of oil pastels which I've never been able to control - is Froggie McClamworthy.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Patriots Squash Bugs

"Dinglebunny" shows his true red, white and blue colors, for the honor of the U.S.A. Or perhaps for Texas, or  for Sadists Anonymous. Not really sure which; the rabbit won't tell me because he has no mouth.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fallen Angel

Heart break, art break. Started in 2005, finished in 2010.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Color Thoughts

When I created this piece, "Black Bird of Obsession," I enjoyed combining intuition and calculation. The drawing was spontaneous, the colors analyzed and weighed..

To me, the drawing conveyed unease and the unknown.

I wanted the color to provide harmony: excitement rather than the expected colors of men and ominous birds. So I choose unlikely, secondary colors, not the too-familiar shades of pure red, blue, and yellow.. I used the same vivid intensity on bird and man to link them thematically, and added gray to the color of the non-existent background to push it back.

I like the result. Does anyone have opinions about the choices? (Click on the image to enlarge.)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lady Soul

"Lady Soul": the final piece, created as a birthday gift for a friend.

The color experiments that got me there. Beware of browns, for they are infinite and subtle.

(Click on the images to enlarge.)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Raven Who Thought He Was a Peacock

A sketchbook work I wanted to share.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Después de pasar

Inspired by a passage from a poem by Federico García Lorca.
In English, the passage reads:

The lamps are put out.
Some blind girls
ask questions of the moon
and spirals of weeping
rise through the air.