Thursday, September 28, 2006

Watercolor, Monotype, and Linocut --Been Busy

John Lovett's Farm -- watercolor

Roman Harbor -- a monotype painted from the positive. A monotype starts with a zinc plate, on which I rolled white oil-based ink, then painted the image using black etching ink and a very stiff, short paintbrush.

Dressy Biker -- a linocut, which is a print made from a sheet of linoleum which I carved and inked. Can you tell she's looking down and her face is hidden? (My husband said her blouse neckline looks like a man's beard!) I'll keep working on it.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Brenseph aka Joeden

This is freaky. I started out painting two-year-old nephew Brendan (quite adorably wearing his hiking gear), but by the time I was finished, he looked like a mini-Joe (my husband). How could that happen?

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ape - linocut

Dad's always been a Tarzan fan, which is why I like apes and the old Ape Man himself (Tarzan, not Dad). Here's a linocut printed on Rives BFK, 3" x 3".

I was inspired by Andy Warhol's screenprint which is mostly purple, yellow, and brown, 3' x 3', and much better executed than this poor wide-eyed guy. But the charm sometimes lies in the flaws, in my opinion.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Drawing of Annie in Elevator

This is a drawing of Annie in her elevator at work, photograph courtesy of Todd.

9"x9" Conte pastel pencil on pastel paper

Monday, September 04, 2006


A pen and ink drawing (Micron pen) about 5" x 3" ...
after Klimt.

Illustration Friday - "SAFE"

This is my post for Illustration Friday. The topic is "safe," so I've chosen to paint a man's hide-away-wallet where he hopes to keep his cash safe. Not terribly original, but I'm trying!