Going for a walk

Spent some time playing with watercolor splotches and a permanent marker/pen a week or two ago:

More to come in the next few days, if I don’tget distracted by other stuff.

Squiggles…. part 4

SO… to come full circle, turn the watercolor one last 90 degrees to the right….

Do you see the girl’s profile?
She’s facing away from you a little bit….
She has a barrette in her hair….

Rooster – mixed media

….. been playing around with watercolors, black ink, and oil pastels…. true to form i think that every possible color ended up in this one, too…..

This was made by splashing colors on paper and then coming back a day or a week later to see what might have formed by those splashes. Then I took other art supplies (pens, markers, oil pastels) to define what *I* saw in a way that other people can see it too…. i never know what will come out of this, which is part of the fun! For example, notice that there’s a little orange fish in the middle of the air…

A series of fairies, 1999

Since i can’t post new stuff (no camera) I will post an interesting series of fairies caught in uncomfortable postions in everyday life. I’d say these are from…. 1999 I think. at the UW. 3 are from my drawing class and 1 is an attempt at a lithograph. I think I already waxed poetic about how much i like litho and how sad it is that it’s a) toxic and b) not something i can do at home.

At any rate, you will also probably notice that I need to take some time to properly frame things at my house. I, ah, maybe have been on somethign of an instant gratification kick lately so when I find something I made a long time ago and want to put it up… rather than framing it and protecting it I have put a lot of things up on my walls with thumbtacks (even though I own a kajillion frames and a mat-cutter and could frame them if I even tried a little bit). Though, to be fair, my mat-cutter isn’t set up and everytime i decide to use it I spend about half an hour putzing tryign to jury-rig a usable setup.

oil pastels on watercolor

I needed a quick art fix earlier this summer…. so oil pastel on top of Japanese watercolors seemed like the way to go…. i rather like making blotches of whatever color(s) I happen to pick out of my box. Then come back after it’s dry to stare at the blotches to see what appears and finally to adjust it so that other people can see what I see. This time I used oil pastels on top of the watercolors. sometimes it’s ink. sometimes it’s acrylic. sometimes it’s more watercolors.

I’m still researching digital cameras, so anything i post for the next month or so will be from my “archive” of pictures taken while “testing” a digital camera I borrowed from a friend. Most recently i’ve been messing around with straight up acrylics, trying to get bodies and body parts to actually look like body parts (instead of zombie people or distorted people or unidentifiable blobs). so far I have *1* that worked 🙂 you probably will not ever got to see the zombie paintings. i try to paint over them as soon as possible. they’re creepy.