There Are Angels

There Are Angels
Colored Pencil Drawing

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Tarot Project

Below are two new paintings. They are the first two of 22 of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. For some reason it came to me that I should paint my version of the Tarot deck. There are many versions of this oracle, so I thought I'd throw my version I to the mix. Each image is in itself a piece of art, check out the different decks available to see the art of each card. So, why not do my own paintings that depict the qualities if each card. There are 22 of the Major Arcana and 56 of the minor arcana, all four suits, making a total of 78 cards. Obviously this is going to take a while ( to paint all 78 images). So follow along, if you wish, to watch the progress of this project. I very seriously doubt that it will available as an actual tarot deck ( I could be wrong, hope so) I'd be happy to have a solo show of the project. These paintings & those that follow are in acrylic and are about 11" x 14" in size, they will be either on canvas or on watercolor paper / board.
Stay tuned, there will be more, And let me know what you think. I enjoy the feedback in the comments, it helps me grow as an artist to know what you think of my work.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Updates- painting.

I've been venturing into territory I did long ago to find I'm really rusty at the techniques. It's painting in acrylics. Here are a few of the most recent painting, on canvas or board. The last one is done in. Golden brand high flow acrylics on silk. I tried them to compare it to silk paint only to find the two are not alike at all. On silk it's best to stick with silk paints.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Silk paints on Watercolor Paper???

I got curious about painting on watercolor paper with the paints I use on silk. Keep in mind, I said paints, not dyes. Silk paint is basically very thin acrylic paint, so I figured " why not?" This is the result, a 24" x 36" " watercolor" using silk paints instead of traditional watercolors. The silk paints have two advantages, they are already mixed, are liquid & they come in quantities to allow for coverage of large areas of a particular color with even coverage. They are also transparent, water clean up & are diluted with water, the silk paints are, in effect, plain watercolors. Artists use acrylics like watercolors all the time. At least you don't have to mix the tube colors with water & hope you have enought to paint a consistent color over a large area. These paints solve that problem. Anyway, here's the painting.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the Garden

Here's the fourth in the fantasy series on silk.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Seeing Tree

Third in the fantasy series, on silk, about 18 x 24, if you'll. to ice the tree has eyes to see with. The second photo is a detail shot.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Another silk painting

Here's another painting on silk, which fast becoming my favorite painting surface. It's about 18" x 24", and is the second in a series of fantasy themed paintings I have planned. Because it's painted on silk, I use special paints made especially for silk. They're very watery in consistency & slow like watercolors. There will be more fantasy paintings. Stay tuned.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Branching out into sales

Just a short note to announce I've signed on with http://fineartamerica.com/index.html, a website to sell my artwork & get it out there. Just type in my name under the artist search to see what's offered. Remember, the images are of my original art.