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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Interview



Greetings all!  The gallery Fifty Artists has a "fast five" interview with me up today.  Take a look, if you like, and be sure to check out the rest of Fifty Artists while you are there.  Have a good Saturday.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 198 to 203

As promised, more from the Hobbit illustration project… And at page 203, only 100 left to post!

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 198
Page 198: "Thorin looked and walked as if his kingdom was already regained and Smaug chopped up into little bits."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 199
Page 199: "'You must claim your own.  The hour is at hand, spoken of old.'"

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 200
Page 200: "People sang on the quays and out of windows."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 201
Page 201: "They spent a cold and lonely night and their spirits fell."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 202
Page 202: "…and the pride and hopes which had stirred in their hearts at the singing of old songs by the lake died away to a plodding gloom."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 203
Page 203: "Nothing moved in the waste, save the vapor and the water, and every now and again a black and ominous crow."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

I'll be back soon with the final 100 illustrations… a few at a time anyway.

Friday, February 21, 2014

In the Studio and a New Gallery


Studio Window

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post (not the longest I've gone by a long shot, but I am trying…), so I thought I'd just post a brief update about what I have been doing in the studio.

I am working on a large commission which I am finishing in oil, so in between coats I'm painting several small pieces including a few oil paintings I started, embarrassingly, last summer and never got back to finishing.  Silly, as they were down to the final touches.   I have been working so much in acrylic lately, I just hadn't gotten back to them.

Also in progress is the Hobbit project and I hope to have an update here soon.

I have a new joint project I am working on with a favorite artist and friend of mine.  We are working together, a piece or two at a time, for an indefinite period, responding to each other's work, ideas, and whatever else inspires us.  It is a really exciting project and I'm so happy to be doing it.  Not sure when I will share more about it here, but in time I definitely will.

And finally, I wanted to share a new gallery with you that a few of my pieces are now with.  It is Fifty Artists and they have a wonderful curated collection.  Check it out when you have moment.  You will find great diversity and talent.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 193 to 197

I suddenly have a lot of paintings to complete in the next couple of months or so, but I am determined to continue to get caught up on these Hobbit posts.

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 193
Page 193: "'To smell apples everlastingly when you can scarcely move and are cold and sick with hunger is maddening.'"

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.  The quote is from Fili after being stuck in a barrel in the river.

Page 194
Page 194: "The gold gleaned on his neck and waist: his eyes were dark and deep."

Acrylic and acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 195
Page 195: "From one great shone many lights and there came the sound of many voices."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 196
Page 196:            "The King beneath the mountains,
                                  The king of carven stone,
                              The lord of silver fountains
                                   Shall come into his own!"

Ink and colored pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 197
Page 197: "…and cargoes of rich presents coming down the river to Lake-town."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

That Afternoon

"That afternoon"
"That afternoon" is a commission piece I did for a friend.  It is in acrylic on an 8 x 8 inch panel and was inspired by ideas of the client, some previous paintings of mine, and Jane Eyre.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

There and Back again, Pages 187 to 192

I realize it has been a long, long time since I did one of these.  The illustrations are, in fact, complete and have been for quite some time.  Due to technical difficulties (and procrastination) I just haven't gotten around to scanning and posting them.  Having just seen the recent Hobbit movie I was reminded that I really needed to complete this project in its entirety, by golly. 

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit

Page 187
Page 187: "…until they passed the point of rock where other elves stood to fend them off with poles…"

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 188

Page 188: "Under its rocky feet like an inland cliff the deepest stream had flowed lapping and bubbling."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 189

Page 189: "…and he was hungry, and had a nasty cold in his nose, and did not like the way the Mountain seemed to frown at him."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 190
Page 190: "Not far from the mouth of the Forest River was the strange town… It was not built on the shore… but right out on the surface of the lake…"

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 191
Page 191: "Then ropes were cast and oars were pulled…"

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 192
Page 192: "…he was so sore and stiff, so bruised and buffeted he could hardly stand or stumble…"

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.