A Twinkle in the eye … imagination and creation … the essence of living.
An aptly named piece because it got the highest number of Instagram likes over the last week. I’m never really sure what will be “popular” and what will not be. It’s probably a good thing because, if I ever figured it out, I might be tempted to follow the formula. My art is my personal communication; if it connects with you, we’ve had a moment. When I was a college Art student I used to say I didn’t care what people think about it – I created it for myself … that’s silly; why would I bother to put it down on paper or canvas if I didn’t care to connect?
I’ve got my own favorites … this is one. Leave me comments and let me know which are your favorites.
I Needed Color An inspiring video about Jim Carrey’s most recent creative direction. I was amazed to see a stupid critical review of his work in the GUARDIAN. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised but sometimes the asinine natter of critics still manages to shock me.
A common theme … nude female form … so aesthetic. This one uses an uncommon, of late, 4 x 6 form factor.
Sometimes my drawings border on cartoons. These are usually my least favorite but I post them anyway because a lot of people seem to like them … beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I prefer the simple, clean lines of much of my other work.
A throwback to my roots of simple pen and ink drawings. Every once in a while I think it’s a good idea to drop the color and hone my skills with line, form, positive and negative space.
Sometimes the significance of a piece – for me – comes to me after I draw it and name it. In this case I realized I had drawn a picture of the drastic change from bachelorhood to having a wife and her daughter living with me. It’s all good; they are sweethearts … just a drastic change )))
One common theme in my work is the creative nature of the spirit. Often it’s more subtle, but sometimes I hit you over the head with it … like this one.
A common theme in my work is faces in faces in faces. Sometimes it’s used to show a group of people, but more often it’s used to show a memory, an emotion, or the spirit.