Thursday, February 25, 2016

SECOND CHANCES

Occasionally I will come across a posting or a photo (or both) on social media that just sticks with me.
This is how I found a rabbit by the name of Dusty Bunneh. And yes, it is one of "those" pages: a rabbit's
own Facebook page.

I saw a photo that just really grabbed me. It depicted the hand of a man cradling
the head of Dusty. The paragraph included was about Dusty's rescue.

SECOND CHANCES
A Portrait of a Rescue





If you would like to see more of the "real" Dusty Bunneh,
check out his Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/dustybunnehboy

Friday, February 12, 2016

MOON GAZING HARE

Inspired by the general state of fantastic art, I delved into gouache paints and color pencil.
Behold ...


MOON GAZING HARE



As odd as this may sound, I had issue with the way the paint "feels". I like how graphite pencil feels on paper. Between the new texture and working in color (as opposed the beautiful grays of graphite), it was a good exercise for me. 

Illusion Magazine / Scene 360 picked it up! 
http://illusion.scene360.com/news-community/moon-gazer

Saturday, February 6, 2016

THE BLACK DEER

I have to share a water color that my daughter painted and presented to me.
She had a dream about a young black deer.
This was the result:


She is an art teacher.

I was lamenting the night she gave me this painting:
Sometimes I will see pieces by other people that just blow me away.
I shared with her that I will look at other artists' pieces and just WISH I could do something utterly amazing
like the particular piece.

"I sometimes look at a piece and think, 'I want to do THAT.'"

"Mom, you CAN." She said.
"You can't do something like "that" piece because it isn't organic; It wasn't born from inside of you. But you can do your OWN magnificent work."

Did I mention that she is an art TEACHER?

SHE is one of my magnificent works.