Monday, September 13, 2010

More in Mike's Big Book



Top image: "Potatoes wishing for more expressive eyes." Really, they do, you know :-)

Bottom image: More garlic & a potato. What can I say? The garden is almost over, I swear. But while it consumes my life, it permeates my art...

Both are acrylic paint, colored pencil, Crayola (kids) marker & black Pilot pen. I am going hog wild with acrylics lately, as part of my mixed media stuff. Much as I love water soluable pens for water washes, they bleed thru Moleskine paper something fierce while acrylic does not. So I'm trying to use the water soluable washes very sparingly, while I compensate with acrylics.

9 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These are both really nice. The potato eyes made us both laugh--Keith (and I) Love(s) it!

Aya Rosen said...

I love the potatoes to. it's so strange and funny...

peggyfussell said...

... and suddenly I have a craving for skordalia. Love these drawings.

henniemavis said...

OMG Peggy, spot on! Excellent suggestion, HA! :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

MMMmmmm! Yummy!

Andrea said...

What is skordalia?
Sounds like a type of dragon ...

henniemavis said...

@Andrea: Not a dragon, but it'll give ya some nasty dragon-breath if it's any good! (It's a Greek garlicky-potato dish.)

ballookey said...

Ha ha! I love the potatoes!

steve said...

Holy cow, these are great! The eyes/potatoes are brilliant!!