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I have acquired a few pieces of art over the past few months that I am delighted to add to my collection. I have been following the online exhibitions of the Enormous Tiny Art and Circus Posterus gallery sites for a few years now. I was able to snag some art from three artists whose work I really like. My acquisitions are shown below.

MOTHER OF PEARLS by Kelly Denato acquired via the Circus Posterus site.

PRAIRIE CHASE by Zoe Tilley Poster
acquired via the Enormous Tiny Art site.

BELONG #3 by Christine Kaiser acquired via the Enormous Tiny Art site.

Now, I just need to figure out how to add more wall space to my home.

Here is an ATC I finished up today after sketching it years ago. It was done in graphite on drawing paper.

This is a piece I did today. I wanted to try out graphite on clay board, so I just did one of my “stream of consciousness” drawings.

Here is the 4th bird drawing for the iATCs bird swap.

This is the third bird ATC I’ve made for a possible swap at iATCs.

Here is my second effort on a bird subject. This one was done in watercolors and ink.

I finished this drawing of a bird today for possible use in a swap at iATCs. It didn’t scan very well.

I had fun recently translating a small part of a collage I made into a drawing. Shown below is the drawing and the collage. The inspiration for the drawing is in the lower right of the collage.


I have finally made it back into the studio. It feels good. This is a quasi-commissioned (made for free) portrait I finished today for a good friend who wanted to give it to another friend. I made it on clayboard using a combination of scratching and watercolor.

 

So, it has been a long while since I posted anything to my blog. I am finally starting to get back into the studio and I have been fiddling around with a few old sketches just to get back into the swing of drawing. Here is something that I sketched back in 2012 and finally sat down to finish. I am not thrilled with where I landed with it, but it was  a good first exercise. It is around 6 x 9 inches in size and it is done in water-based markers, colored pencils and ink. I am calling it “Stretch.”

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Here is a pencil portrait I finished up tonight. It is 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is something I did today. It was done in watercolor and ink on watercolor paper and is 8×10 inches in size.

I did this self portrait today. I have not been drawing much lately so I am feeling a bit rusty and raw.

 

I am really thrilled that I was able to snag a couple of pieces by Theo Ellsworth from his gallery showing at the  Giant Robot gallery in LA. How great it was that they made purchases available at their website since I live far away in Kansas and could not attend the show in person. I have been a fan of Theo’s for a while now, so this was a great opportunity to score some of his original work. I won’t get the pieces until the show is finished and it is hard waiting to see them in person, but the show ends next week and hopefully they will wing their way to me shortly thereafter. Here are photos of them though, to keep me company while I wait. Aren’t they cool?!


              


   

I had a request at iATCs for a trade and the person requested a naturalistic version of Usagi Yojimbo. This is my result.

Sometimes I just play with a random sketch. This is 8.5 x 5.5 inches in size and done in watercolors and ink on watercolor paper. I am calling it “Rommel.” The title is as random as the piece itself.

It is very hot here in Kansas.  Even my dog doesn’t want to go for walks.

This is an ATC I did for a trade at iATCs.
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I did this portrait today of Asha. It is 8×10 inches and done in watercolor and ink on clayboard. Asha has been having a lot of health problems lately, so doing this piece allowed me to channel my worries about her into something productive.

I spent most of the day today on this. I am calling it “Surveillance.”

 

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