Thursday, June 28, 2012

Project Space Reception This Friday


The first reception for Project Space will be this Friday.  Should be a fun evening, there is even a dance performance scheduled for 7:30pm.  I've heard there will be munchies and drink and I'll be down there for at least some of the evening.  Each month there will be new exhibits and even some change with the studio artists, like me, (though less so as far as I know, personally I will be in the space until at least through the beginning of August), so there will continue to be interesting things to see down there over the summer.  Today I am taking my camera down and will report back with some photos soon.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

There and Back again, Pages 76 to 80

Hello all.  Just as we were getting ready to go strawberry picking, the weather has turned on us yet again.  I was willing to brave the rain but it seems the farms aren't interested in having pickers in the wet.  Sigh.  Hopefully later in the week?  They are promising some more sun and I really want to fill up my freezer.

It was a good first week down at Project Space.  If you live in the area be sure to stop in sometime because there are many interesting things going on down there.  Some are still setting up, but as the official "opening" is this coming Friday I expect it will be all set by then.  I'll try to remember my camera this week so I can share with you some photos of the space.

In the meantime...

From: There and Back again, An Illustration Project of The Hobbit
Page 76

Page 76: "'The answer's not a kettle boiling over, as you seem to think from the noise you are making.'"

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 77

Page 77: "He began to get frightened, and that is bad for thinking."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 78

Page 78: "'Give me more time! Give me more time' But all that came out with a sudden squeal was: 'Time! Time!'"

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 79

Page 79: "He thought of all the things he kept in his own pockets: fishbones, goblins' teeth, wet shells a bit of bat-wing, a sharp stone to sharpen his fangs on, and other nasty things."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 80

Page 80: "Gollum did mean to come back.  He was angry now and hungry.  And he was a miserable wicked creature, and already he had a plan."

Ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

There and Back again, Pages 74 and 75

Here are a couple more illustrations and I have a bunch more still to come.

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


Page 74


Page 74: "...nearly bursting his brain to think of riddles that could save him from being eaten."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.


Page 75


Page 75: "...Gollum brought up memories of ages and ages before, when he lived with his grandmother in a hole in a bank by a river..."

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 paper.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

There and Back again, Pages 71 to 73

With Project Space just a couple of days away, I'm working hard to catch up on getting all my previous illustrations ready as well as prepping paper and supplies (did I mention here I'll be participating in that again this year?).  I'll be working on my Hobbit project down there for more than a month this summer (starting mostly next week and probably through the first week or so of August).  I'm a little uncertain as to how I want to display work down there but I'm hoping it will come to me as I get things settled in.  Mostly, I plan to show some of the Hobbit illustrations, but I'm thinking about some other paintings too.  In particular, a new batch I've been working on that have been quite influenced by my Hobbit project.

More about all that later, for now onto some more illustrations.

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

Page 71

Page 71: "He was Gollum - as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face."

Acrylic gouache on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 72


Page 72: "The Hobbit jumped nearly out of his skin when the hiss came in his ears..."

Acrylic gouache and ink on 6 x 8 inch paper.

Page 73


Page 73: "...before he lost all his friends and was driven away, alone, and crept down, down, down into the dark under the mountains."

Ink and colored pencil on 6 x 8 inch paper.