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.
More linear explorations. Right now my style is all over the place as I'm still experimenting, but I can sense it will congeal into something consistent. I would like to combine the linear more with the lyrical, we'll see how it goes. Meanwhile I'm loving how fast I can do this type of work. It's a big relief to me, like taking a vacation.
8x10 acrylic on panel
I've alwo been exploring pen and ink, and here is the line drawing this little painting is based upon. I think translating it into paint changes it a lot. I like both equally well, and there are aspects of each one that I like better in it rather than the other.
Taking some time off to explore linear directions. Currently I have some pretty big obligations that don't allow me as much time/energy to spend in the studio on ambitious works, so I'm doing things that come very easily to me. This keeps my basic skills up, and keeps me happy too. Who knows, I may find ways to combine linearity into my more formal work. I have faith that everything will work out fine.
Acrylic with acrylic ink, on 300 lb watercolor paper.
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.
Title: "Dragon Familiar"
Medium: Ink and Watercolor on 140 pound watercolor paper.
Size: 8x6 inches
Having bit of fun with lifedrawing-- sprinkle a bit of faerie dust in the studio, snd this is what happens. I wanted to call this one "My Eyes Are Up Here" but an esteemed colleague said it was too pretty a drawing for such ribald humor. So it's "Dragon Familiar" instead. Ink and watercolor, 8x6 inches. Note: the top part of the painting is much whiter; didn't photograph that way. Can't use my scanner for these as the light values drop out. Camera works fine with a little tweaking of the image to get it back to looking like the original. Although the original looks much nicer! ------------------ "Moonflowers" now available as a print on Fine Art America: