Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Paintings

Greetings!  Well, I am very happy to report that the Hobbit illustrations are complete.  Sadly, I cannot share them with you yet as my computer has moved to a new location and I am not hooked up to my scanner.   Soon I will be able to resume sharing my progress though, just as soon as possible.  Of course, while the illustrating is done I do still have a lot of work to finish that particular project.

In the meantime, a few new paintings to share.  These made their way today to the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery.  Extremely colorful, especially for my work, I think the grey winter had some affect on their outcome.  For each of these paintings, I picked a quote to inspire the piece and let that quote take me wherever it wanted.  These are the results:

"The necessity of dreams" Acrylic on 8 x 10 inch panel.

"Dreams are necessary to life." Anaïs Nin


"Blaze your own trail"  Acrylic on 12 x 16 inch panel.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."  
Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Three days with you"  Acrylic on 12 x 12 inch panel.

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain." 
 John Keats written to Fanny Brawne