Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Lunatics at Syracuse; Mary's second piece in her own book for the New Round

Lunatics at Syracuse after Istvan Farkas, click to view larger
This is a cell phone shot, I can't use the scanner yet due to surgery.

Here is the original painting that I copied and altered.  Farkas's is in oils, and mine in watercolor.  I made the primary figure taller and thinner to represent my husband Keith. I put myself in the painting, too.

The Lunatic at Syracuse, by IStvan Farkas
Farkas was killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz in 1944.  Farkas means wolf in Hungarian.

I really like the original painting.  It is stark, compelling and makes good use of a limited color palette!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jousting Snailriders

Here is my first piece in the new Moley:  "Jousting Snailriders, after Baldus du UBaldis.

A cell shot, obviously.  I'll hopefully submit a scan later--I cannot go upstairs yet after surgery. This is part of the collection I am building of "famous paintings" that include Keith and me.  Although calling this one famous is a bit of a stretch.

Click on the images to view larger.

Here is the piece I fashioned it after:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Santa with Crow by Mike Kline

I just got my Moleskine back and it is full of wonderful art.  However, there were also some midstream blank pages, and I have packaged it up to send it on to have the missing pages filled.  I grabbed this one as a lead-in to my story, because it reminds me of Biker Buddy (the hubster, Keith), who always dresses as Santa at Christmas (for my delectation). :D And we have a crow (toy) who looks like this one and I love Mike's graphic style!

I have my new Moley but haven't started on it and am having surgery the day after tomorrow (knee replacement Friday September 21, 2018).  Meanwhile, I do hope to do some work in it SOON!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mary Taitt in Steve Speseris's Mole

Splotch Monster and Owl
The splotch Monster is an imaginary collaboration with Steve Loya, done by me.  The owl is an imaginary collaboration with Mike Kline, done by me.

Rupert the Rachmaninoff Singing Rooster and Rmembering the Grande Ballroom

Rupert the Rachmaninoff and Mozart singing Rooster is an imaginary collaboration with Aya Rosen, done by me, and Keith Remember the Grande Ballroom is also by me.

The Eye that sees Nature and after the Easter-Egg hunt
After the Easter Egg Hunt is a collab for Steve Spetseris.

Arctic Flora, with alcohol Inks
This was my first-ever attempt to use alcohol inks and I was not pleased--it's like trying to paint with fast-drying marker fluid.  It bleeds through.

Grey Morning
This was my second ever attempt to paint with alcohol Inks, which this time I did over grey gesso. Still not pleased.  Need much more practice and research.

The Flesh Market:  Innocence
Pocket item, acrylic.

This is a gomuban (linoleum) print with woodprint color details.  Pocket item.

The Landing
This is an envelope painted with acrylic (and pen).  I wouldn't have painted the envelope except that it was Sunday and I couldn't mail it anyway.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

In Lara's Book

I got my book in the mail from Steve right before the holiday, but decided not to open it till I'm done with Lara's book. It's really strange to end this round right as the year's ending. I really want to start next round already, I've had it with this year!

I'm really happy with my work In Lara's book, it's some of the strangest drawings I've ever done.
Hope everyone have a wonderful new year's eve. Keep save and warm (I'm in the 20's in NY today)

Those are a couple of drawings I've made in the past few weeks and are now in Lara's book's pocket.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Mary in Aya's Mole

Madonna and Child with the friendly Breezes
 Turner Acryl Gouache

Why was I in a Hurry?
 pen and watercolor

Down the rabbit hole
pen and watercolor

Sweet Treat
Pitt Artist's Pen
This is my collaboration with Mike Kline and an open collaboration for Steve or Aya. (So far just by me.)
Alice and the White Rabbit
 Watercolor and Pitt artists Pen

May I present the White Rabbit
 Turner acryl gouache

The Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat
 watercolor, pen and marker

Chines Shadows--the Rabbit
 after Ferdinand du Pulgaudeau

Keith as the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland
Pitt Artist's Pen, collab for Steve Spetseris
Happy Holidays--back of envelope
 Acryl Gouache and Faber Castell PITT artist pen

front of envelope--I'm not the Easter Bunny
Acryl Gouache and Faber Castell PITT artist pen

pocket items, small cards

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mary in Lara's Mole

(click images to view larger)

Kiss, collab with Mike Kline
Guest painting by Heidi Chester
riding the fish, by Mary Taitt after Hieronymus Bosch 
This painting is made from a detail in The Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch.

The Torments and temptations of St. Anthony by Mary Taitt
I made this painting from a detail in The Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymus Bosch. Here are the two halves:

The Torments and Temptations of St. Anthony III by Mary Taitt
This is the first half of a collaboration for Steve Spetseris.

pocket items (cards)
envelope front
The Torments and Temptations of St. Anthony IV, envelope back
Here is the original.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mike Kline posts from the past

 Bleed Thru Art in Lara Schott's Moleskine
 Collaboration with Steve Loya in Lara Schott's Moleskine
 Bleed Thru Art in Lara Schott's Moleskine
 T-Rex is excited to see the blue jungle in Lara Schott's Moleskine
"Ever feel like rolling your eyes?" in Lara Schott's Moleskine

Mike Kline FInally Posts

 Bleed Thru Artin Luis Cabrera's Moleskine
 Bleed Thru Art in Luis Cabrera's Moleskine
 Bleed Thru Art in Luis Cabrera's Moleskine
 Bleed Thru Art in Aya Rosen's Moleskine
Bleed Thru Art in Aya Rosen's Moleskine
 Drawing of an 1890s Ceramic Pottery piece from the Pueblo Indians in Aya Rosen's Moleskine
 "Say What?" in Aya Rosen's Moleskine
 "A bird!" in Aya Rosen's Moleskine
 "A monk!" in Aya Rosen's Moleskine
"Dove of Peace!" in Aya Rosen's Moleskine