Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Singing with the Moon
Gouache on Paper
Much of my work is reflective of something for a children's book illustration.
Another One to Love
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
This series is a set that is more meaningful to me in a very personal way. They are either from a spiritual source or a from the deep feelings that come from your relationships with your family.
A Man of Sorrows, A Man of Joy
Some of those most paradoxical things in this life are the most attractive. This painting has a great deal of meaning for me. It is very symbolic of some experiential elements and thereby difficult to explain, but the best
explanation is in Isaiah 53.
I want to go here one day. David fled here when Saul was pursuing him in the wilderness. Engedi means, "Fountain of the Kid." In the New Testament, in the book of John, the Lord hung on the cross as the Lamb of God. There His side was pierced and out flowed blood and water in a stream, blood for His redemption, water for His regeneration (John 19:34). The cross is our hiding place. Song of Songs calls this place, "The precipice of the rock."
I explained this one on my other blogger site, where I consider technique and the painting experience. This one is for my son Andrew, the oldest who wasn't really sure if he wanted to leave the nest. This is a little conference to consider the matter.
Reflections of a Crane
In learning to know my second son Philip, I have come to realize that he is a reflector and a thinker. The artist who lives in Florida, I painted this one for him at the time when he first moved there.
Autumn is a season of refreshing for me, as I can drink in the color in the midst of cooling air and atmosphere. Because I stay indoors more, it draws me to pull out my paintbrush and paints more often. I think I live in my imagination some where down the road and around the bend.
This is one of my favorite. I am just a child at heart, and I think the technique I used creates a nice blend of a somewhat developed style with cartoonish elements. I would enjoy illustrating a children's book.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Outside My Window
Some people give up a good view for a lot of excitement in the city. I think you can find beauty almost anywhere, but I do appreciate the view from my window. The hillside of the park is difficult to distinguish in the photo, but my painting captures the sweeping breadth of green that I see whenever I look outside from the main room window of my house.
I also display paintings that are for sale on my Daisy Bumbershoot site at Etsy.
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Monday, August 30, 2010
The weather has turned from dry to wet, so that watercolor box is looking more and more inviting. Now, just to find the time to do it! Actually, I don't know how I've had time to write this little note to myself. I will share a past painting for inspiration.
So this painting isn't mine, but it is my daughter's painting. She was probably a fifth grader when she took my "Under the Water Watercolors" class where we explored sea life as well as principals and application of watercolor painting. She never really finished this painting. Since it is a squid that lives in deep waters, she was going to use ink and paint the background black, as well as adding a few more details to the tentacles. It stands out as a charming picture in its incomplete state however.
Well, back to real life.
Until next time!