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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Trees series completed

Well, I have finally completed my "Trees" series of paintings. I am submitting them for an artist grant that is given to individual artists by a local organization here in Cincinnati. I kept the titles simple. They are Tree #1 through #7.

This series of paintings were created in acrylics, acrylic mediums and modeling paste. The inspiration for these paintings was that of nature. The tree to me is an iconic symbol of nature. As an artist with a visual impairment, a tactile approach was what I wanted to do. You can touch these paintings and feel the trees and the texture around them. I look at them as a modern fossil. Immortalizing the tree as a special and precious part of the natural world. You may notice that three of them are familiar. I have taken better photos of them and have included them here. I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Absynth up close

Here is a close up of Absynth.


Here is my latest house goblin "Absynth". He likes to put that extra something special in your wine glass so you tend to forget what you did the night before.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Button Thief

The button theif is the next in the house goblin series. He takes delight in sneaking around snatching loose buttons off of your cloths without you suspecting a thing. He hordes them in his secret hiding place. So, the next time you find a button has gone missing you may have one of his kinfolk living in your house. They can be coaxed into trading some of their button stash for the right snack.

He is a full polymer clay sculpt over a wire amrature. He was then painted and stained to give him his subtle color. I used texture mats to create the textured skin. He is standing on an old fence top that has been weathered to perfetion. Around him is a collection of old buttons and a few antique spools of thread. He is available for purchase as is the coffee goblin below. Just email me for price. I have yet to set up an Etsy shop.