Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What's up Home Fries?

I have been busy doing art and getting a house ready to put on the market and doing all the things that go with being a responsible, conscientious adult.

It's too dark here today to do much art, even though my studio lights are more than adequate, on rainy days I prefer to read.

My Christmas decorations are up and I am just hanging around doing my thing. Other than a know it all resident of my subdivision reporting me for leaf removal, all has been as it should be.

I've rearranged my studio, getting rid of the sitting area and replacing it with a drafting table that is in front of the television, so I can draw and watch television in the studio without hunching over a coffee table and totally screwing up my back.

I've ordered a heater for the studio which should be here soon and I'm pretty much tucked in for the winter.

Here are a few of the art projects that I have done recently...

All of the above are done with alcohol inks on plastic type paper...

These two are done in pastels on a paper called Pastelmat.  It is covered with a fine emery type substance that makes the paper feel like 1000 grit wet dry sand paper. Very smooth, yet it holds multiple layers of pastel or color pencil...it's not that great for blending. 

Well, that's it for a while. Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy, both physically and emotionally. 

Take care and keep coming back!

1 comment:

Peri said...

Looking at all of these together, it is plain to me that "your medium" is alcohol inks! The pastels are "sweet" but the inks have immense character and feeling...one can "get lost" in these and find things there that even you missed...each of these has the best focal point=a story and a feeling. Most judges at art events will tell you that good art evokes a feeling--even if that feeling is fear or hatred or revulsion and when a piece can do that with a minimum of work by the artist, then that piece is successful as "art". Each piece here, to my amazement and pride, is successful as "art". One can feel the building storm is being potentially deadly and one wonders about the animals which might be in that barn...the snake is so metaphorically good that even I smiled at it! The Christmas scene...nostalgic and worthy of being on a card one could purchase. The fish, the skull, the oppossum are great portraits...I think you have a gift for those...I would love to see more..I think of these as the SUZE collection and I am pleased to know the artist. Well done...