Sketchbook:Repurpose

                                         From reclaimed watercolor remnants, a beast in its lair. I’ve had such fun repurposing monotype discards, that I’ve ripped up watercolors that just didn’t work, for use in collage.

Sketchbook Sci-Fi

I’m clearly really interested in putting my monotype discards to use as reinvented images. He’s another. I see this as a glimpse into an alien home on a planet far from Earth.  This humanoid creature is troubled, looking out into space from a balcony in It’s home. Oh, and It’s wearing a very long sweeping […]

Sketchbook:Early Fall

                       Sketchbook          Watercolor Pencil, White Gouache I adore the forest just before the leaves begin to turn. The greens begin to transition into varied shades. Some leaves have already fallen; brown and crunchy.  As the leaves thin, vines are on display. […]

Sketchbook:Stress and Anxiety

                                                                                 Graphite, oils Predator/prey, pressure and worry;stress and anxiety, these two almost always show up together.

Sketchbook Potential

This sketch originated from another scrap of a ripped up monotype that turned on its side, happens to resemble a face and hat of a fairy tale character.  The rest is improvised. I think it just might turn up again as a fully realized children’s book illustration.

Sketchbook Flight

  Watercolor and gouache on tissue Lots of variation in the new sketchbook.  It’s odd to see the difference in technique and mood from page to page. Kind of like the strange perspective of this little painting; the underside of an earnest little bird in flight.  

Sketchbook Magic?

Ya know how you see figures and creatures in marble, wood grains and shadows?  Below is an example of a sketchbook entry where I’m actively pulling out what I see, in an effort to allow others to see the same thing. I’ll try to clarify: The first two images are from my new sketchbook.  I’ve […]

Ant Dance Collage

    India ink/crow quill, collaged photo, discarded monotype, watercolor pencil  More pages from the my new orange sketchbook.  I don’t make a lot of collage, but I keep a bag of odds and ends tucked away with the intention of putting the pieces together somehow, someday.  Today’s one day!  

Google Image Nightmares

I adore Google Images. I use it for all sorts of reasons, but occasionally something unexpectedly disturbing shows up while searching for an innocent, benign image like say, a mouse. This guy is what the subconscious churns up after a little too much exposure;) ————————————- Thank you creative writers who already responded to my previousc post-Call For […]