Saturday, March 13, 2010

round 2 of postcards and minature portraits

I've been slow to post these postcards because I wanted to send them out first. It seems that all the postcards share a theme of animals jumping/ popping out of somewhere else which is something I'll work on more deliberately now that I've recognized the pattern. I think the 3rd one is the most humorous yet.

On a slightly more serious note, I've been working on a pen and watercolor drawing that's 3.5 x 5 inches and photo based. I want to describe the limbs a little more and the clothing, but otherwise I like the direction it is heading in.

I've been feeling a little weary lately so I haven't been making anything. I did go to the library and pick up a couple of books by Aimee Bender. Her writing is vivid and has elements of magical realism- the kind of writing that kick starts ideas- I'm looking for a dose of inspiration.

Friday, March 5, 2010

to see

Michael Borremans, for his surface quality and paint application (yum)
 "One" 2003 Oil on Canvas

Egon Shiele for his alluring portraits and magnetic line quality

1917, Charcoal and gouache on paper

Hayv Kahraman, because things are more than they first appear.




  "flaying the Lamb" 2008, Oil on Linen