I moved south so I wouldn’t have to deal with the northern Illinois winters anymore. I don’t miss the bitter cold, the icy roads, nor the wind that seems like it can go right through you. I get mild flashbacks from time to time, even in Austin. I must say though - I do like winter fashion.
Acrylic paint on thrift store find of a Robert Wood print.
I’m quite sure that Robert Wood would have done this seascape a bit differently had he had the foresight to add really cool purple invaders from space, who not only have large, gaping mouths, but a penchant for summer squash. So, I felt it necessary to enhance the scene as I feel he would have intended…
I worked off of a drawing of a woman that I have worked off of 3 or 4 times before. I just love the length of the face, the long Roman nose. The “watercolors” are just about the cheapest things in the world and they really acted a whole lot more like gouache. I’m not very handy with either medium, but I like the colors. I’ll practice more.
Very much in the style of Jon Carling. He does such wonderful drawings in black and white - rarely have I seen much color at all. In a way, I think you could compare that to a recording of a song that has been stripped down to an acoustic guitar and a microphone. If it works at that level, it’s probably a great song. I’ve always been more of an “idea” guy than an “execution” guy I guess. (That being said - I also love a well-written tune that is highly produced.)