Friday, November 10, 2017

Quote of the Week


"Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it."   Danny Kaye

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dia De Muertos


More images from Dia De Muertos

Tulsa festival poster

Ready for festive make up

I'm going to try making some of these little guys from playclay.

In honor of Frida

I love the use of boxes. Each is its own compartment.

A personality bigger than life.

Collage musicians

Welcome to the foods of Mexico

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Day of the Dead


I had no specific design in mind when I decided to make this altar. I had the paper mache skulls (more about those later) & the thrift store painting to start with. I moved in some plants & lawn ornaments, flower pots & bottles & it just came together.




You can see it in person today at 1817 Southview Ave. It's in the car port. I'm not serving hot chocolate.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween


Halloween paintings decorate the BART Center.






Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pretty with a Twist



I found these recently at a student art show.

Here are two pretty girls who became part of an art class assignment.

The top girl shows a regular assignment of drawing patterns. Using them to produce shadows and form as well as decoration.

The bottom girl is a study of adding interest to the subject with color.

They both are subjects well-drawn.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pretty Faces


I normally don't do "pretty". I usually work in a bold dynamic style. But recently I've been paying more attention to pretty. What would it take to paint a pretty face like this one I found in St. John's, Newfoundland?




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Remember Peter Max?


Remember Peter Max? Those iconic images of the 1960's like Lady Liberty done in pure color and reproduced in posters galore.
Well, he is still painting. And it's his color that continues to attract me to his work.
He is represented by Park West Galleries.

I'm editing this post on Sat 10/7, because when I saw it on the blog it was very obvious why I liked Peter Max's use of color. It's the same as my blog banner.