Saturday, January 31, 2015

Back to Clay for a While

#dragon #ocarina  I'm doing something different: going back to my clay for a while. As a multiple artist, I switch mediums  sometimes. If I had the time I'd paint and sculpt at once, but for the present I can only do one of them.

So here's a stoneware dragon ocarina (whistle-flute). It plays one octave, and has a high, clear soprano voice. Sculpted without aid of molds, stoneware ceramic, gloss glaze finish. It's miniature, and is about 25% bigger than what you see in these photos. More details about it on Etsy, see below.

Hear it play

This one will be going a new home!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just a Few Fey Friends

Still exploring linear art, wanting to get it a little more subtle. What I am liking about line is that it is more style driven, which gives me freedom to explore a greater variety of subjects while keeping my work consistent. It's also a lot faster for me, and I'm liking that a lot, too.

Title: "Just a Few Fey Friends"
Medium: Acrylic on upcycled wood panel
Size: 6x6 inches
Genre: Fantasy

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fey Happy Hour

More linear explorations. This from a live modeling session at AVAA, Austin Texas.

"Fey Happy Hour"
Quill pen with Liquitex ink,  plus colored pencil 
on toned bristol paper
Size: 8.5 x 11
Genre: fantasy

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Witch Pumpkin

"Witch Pumpkin" 5x7 ink, colored pencil, and gouache, on ivory toned bristol paper (acid free, lignin free). 

Below is an older version from years ago in acrylic. I wanted to make the new version more lively and full of fun characters. 

"Witch Pumpkin" ACEO acrylic on illustraiton board, sold.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Neriad

Title: "The Neriad"
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 18x24
Genre: Fantasy


Prints available on Fine Art America.

Description: A Neriad contemplates her underwater life, surrounded by sea creatures. The fish going after the key symbolizes the quest for knowledge that may come at a price. The octopus symbolizes worldly concerns such as career, wealth, and lifestyle, since octopi are very intelligent and flexible. The seahorse symbolizes fun and childlike curiosity.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fairy on a Frog

"Fairy on a Frog"
Genre: Fantasy
Size: 8x10 inches
Medium: Acrylic on panel

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Work in Progress: Fairy on a Frog

The Fairy is a clay figure I made, and the Frog is part of my plastic animals collection. Here you can see the first 3 stages of this painting.

Title: Work in Progress: Fairy on a Frog
Genre: Fantasy
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 8x10