Sunday, July 27, 2008
I sort of had this idea of "palimpsest"... so I laid down a vertical and horizontal background of text bits from a bunch of different books (you can actually read it if you try), all mixed together to make this really random confusing text. Then I sprayed it with brown acrylic + matte acrylic medium from an old cosmetic atomizer. Then I drew on top of it in colored pencil.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
So this is watercolor, water color pencils, colored pencils, ink and salt (and gesso). If you click on it, it will get bigger.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
them white, it made them textured and it made them waterproof. This
had the advantage of preventing the watercolors from leaking through
the page to the pages on either side, but the colors acted totally
differently than they normally do. The paint, which is Windsor Newton
water colors, acted like gouache! Or even like acrylic or oils--very
strange. At first, I hated it, but it is sort of growing on me--if it
were used right it might be interesting, would take some getting used
to, though. The gessor prolly should have been painting horizontally,
but in another painting, say a stormy day, it could look like rain.
Monday, July 21, 2008
April rainstorm. Done in the car on the highway and at Crosswinds
restaurant. (You can see the placemat under the mole). graphite
pencil, water color pencil, ink, water color and gouache.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Here's Johnny's Molie,
the titles are, Simple, A Lull in Hostilities, A Geezer In Crayon (crayons work surprisingly well on Molie paper), Girl, A Man In My Tea, Wilf, Typical British Weather (hey, John!)
Old friends may remember Simple as my second ever IF submit and the first serious attempt at IF. I stumbled across it while tidying my trash can archive and thought it fitted the molie page nicely so I redid it. Also the fly, with modifications.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I must admit this was a more difficult month than last, for whatever reason. I could give you a whole string of excuses, but let's not forget good old Procrastination. Definitely still fun, exciting and fruitful though...These are Furnace Fingers, Book of Sweet Green Nothings, and All Alone.
Steve, looks like I will be dropping Mary's mole in the mail to you on the 16th, a day late. Sorry about that. I have a few lose ends to tie up in there and then I need to get it scanned.
Cheers everyone, have a fab summer, stay cool, never change all that yearbook-ish stuff. ;)
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
decided to let the bumps and highway movement be part of the piece.
I have two other pieces started.
I am leaving for two weeks of camping. I will prolly mail thme en
route. It was drawn in ink, a variety of pens, and also colored with
water-color pencils. Been on the road a lot and incommunicado.