New Digital Painting

I’ve played with a single scanned textural element in an other wise all digital painting.  In this case, you guessed it, it’s the mountain. I created it with acrylics on watercolor paper, scanned it and popped it into this digital painting. This “Mountaintop” piece is available as an 11″x 14″ high quality print.

A Page From My Sketchbook

*Update: A fellow artist mentioned that she would like to see the original sketchbook entry without the influence of Photoshop.  Great idea, so..here it is.  Oh, I should probably say that the deep blue is acrylic paint smudged onto a blue watercolor wash with an old (worn out 😉 credit card).  The “drawing” is simply […]

Mother’s Day:Meladrama

Once a year, we buy a card and strain our brains to come up with a gift that she’ll like.  That’s one mundane Mother’s Day commonality.  However, there’s also a dramatic, primal, universal reason that we bother with the card and the gift that we hope she’ll like and I daresay, it’s not marketing.  Melodramatic […]

SYNCHRONIZED CHAOS-online

I’m happy to say that some of my illustrations are featured in this month’s Synchronized Chaos.  It’s a refreshing online magazine bringing art, literature, science, culture, and travel together in a positive, informative, and interesting fashion.  (I’ve just blatantly reiterated the masthead message with a bit of an editorial spin.) This months’ focus is Energy in […]

Leaves!

We’ve got ’em.  Just this afternoon, the sun came out and the maple leaves are doing their best to shine. Won’t be long now till Harvey tries his best to make his dreams come true.  Not to worry though, because he is almost always thwarted by nature’s balance and the boundaries of our kitty enclosure.

Rat Chat….continued :)

I like a nice rat.  Charming conversationalists  if you don’t mind the defensive tone.  I met a rat quite recently whose knowledge of subterranean culture was really quite extraordinary.  His opinions regarding  a great variety of issues, I found to be both informed and refreshing.  This particular rat also understood the importance of attentiveness in an engaging tête-à-tête. […]

Chilly Breezes/Shore Memories

A bracing breeze just wafted through my window, triggering a pleasant Jersey shore memory… It feels like early in the season, just before the boardwalk is open, except for one small candy store.  Happily, they have candy necklaces!  Those unhygienic, fabulous elastic beauties that simply cannot be resisted.  You know that you not only look stunning, […]

New Facebook Artist Page!

A new LINK and LIKE.  I’ve a new artist Facebook page just for my work. If you “like” the work that you see on my blog or on my social FB page, kindly click the big blue button. It will bring more traffic to my page and more exposure in general to my work. Many […]

Sunday News Article:For The Love of Ducks

While perusing the NJ Star Ledger on Sunday, I was drawn to an engaging photo by Andrew Mills, of a girl lovingly embracing a duck. I read the excellent article by Mark Di Ionno, and immediately sided with Nikki Vuille, a twelve-year-old who desperately wishes to keep her pet ducks in their roomy pen, in […]

Remaining Marketable

This isn’t easy to admit.  My work is well, sort of old-fashioned.  At least, it’s not HOT.  Not a big deal, I can change, except I really don’t want to.  Let me back up a bit.  What I love to do, is not as marketable as it could be, and I am really not at […]

Nearly Spring in the Great Swamp

So many of us are yearning hopefully for the promise of spring.  It’s kind of like an alternate “New Year” sans the party.  I imagine that the creature world has had enough of  winter this year as well.    Here’s a froggy couple making plans. Related Articles Spring Cleaning (skeltzer.wordpress.com)

OOps..it’s not fair

Wrong sibling!  It’s been corrected now, but when I first posted the paintings of siblings Annie and Gabe, I goofed and gave older sister Zoe credit instead of Annie.  So, to make things FAIR, because it is of paramount importance whenever the word “sibling” is conjured, I’m posting a painting based on a photo of […]

Siblings…

I painted this over a year ago, but I’m reviving it because of the sibling theme, (always dynamic).   I asked two sibs to pose for reference, and they had no trouble at all falling into the mischievous little brother annoying his outraged but kinda having fun older sister.  Thanks Annie and Gabe.

Spacey Playground

Whew Hew!  A space playground outside of the cramped confines of a ship.  With the reassuring space net in place (eliminating the danger of  floating off  for all eternity),  you can count me IN! Related Articles Life on Mars? European Space Agency crewmen simulate landing in sandpit (guardian.co.uk) A mission to Mars that never leaves […]

Mine

I suppose the cold has inspired a longing for a spring breeze.  The thrill of running barefoot down a grassy hill with a best friend, and an enviable secret. Ever felt that sensation? Running against the wind; the moment, the secret, it’s mine,  just mine. Related Articles Art by the incomparable Charles Bibbs ]|[ THE […]