Friday, January 27, 2012

MICHAEL HALBERT ILLUSTRATOR

I found this great tutorial clip on Youtube showing Michael Halbert doing a scratchboard/pen and ink drawing. It is long but I couldn't stop watching. With so much computer graphics being used now, it is fascinating to see hand drawn art.
His website is a treasure of different types and styles of art.
One of mine. Not even close!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

If I would have known that I was going to live this long...I would have taken better care of myself!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

NEW PASTELS

Two new pastels that I recently finished. Both from pictures we took on one of our trips back east. Country side in Vermont and a house we rented on Ile Verte, an island on the Saint Lawrence river in Canada.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

ETCHING TO TEE SHIRT

This solarplate etching I did turned into a great Tee-Shirt idea. I have a number of things available at Cafepress and this one has been kind of popular.
http://www.cafepress.com/jgbcreations

Friday, January 13, 2012

JOHN SALMON

I happened upon a website of watercolor paintings done by John Salmon, an artist that lives in London England. He has posted a couple of demos on Youtube that I really enjoyed. As he begins a painting you would think that there is no way that they could turn out well. Kind of like my watercolors! The difference is that his turn out fantastic. Take a little time to see how watercolor should work.
video

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

VERMONT

Pastel from our trip to Vermont. Mud City Loop. What a great name!

Friday, January 6, 2012

WOODBLOCK PRINT

"I believe in working hard. Painting is serious. A vice, not a play thing." ~ Bernard Buffet ~

Okay...I guess I don't take it quite that serious. I am just having fun!

'Devil Music'      Reduction woodblock print on Japanese Torinoko paper.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 FIRST

Working on the first pastel of this new year.