Monday, May 30, 2011

Illustration Friday: Asleep

This week's topic for Illustration Friday : asleep.
A frame out of the complete piece, A Day in the Life.

Inspired by the Heatwave...

...some summer images from my street.

Blowing in the breeze after a long winter inside.

I spotted a Waldo at Phish this weekend, same guy?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Attention Fellow Artists!

The A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (the 1st women run gallery in the U.S.!!) is doing a postcard art show to benefit the gallery.  It's open to anyone that is willing to donate a 4x6 card with their artwork on it which they will show and sell to raise money to cover gallery related costs.  Not only it is for a good cause, it's great publicity too as anyone who attends the show will receive a program that lists all the artists that participated.  Who can resist their name in print?!

Here's my submission, which I'm mailing out today:

The postmark deadline is coming up on June 4th, so if you're interested check out the artist's call on A.I.R.'s page and start creating!!  Maybe we'll run into each other at the opening.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A work in progress..

Here's a glimpse at an acrylic painting of Albany, NY in the 1970s 
that I am working on at my studio space.

I realized the only picture I had posted of my studio was bare and empty.
I painted the shelving and moved my things in over a month ago.
Finally, yesterday, I had the chance to hang up the paintings I had brought 
down and I officially feel like I am finished moving in!!

Also, please check out S.P.A.C.E.'s website as I am now included
on the Artist's page (scroll down) as a member of the collective.

Monday, May 23, 2011

El Gato and an Invite

Sometimes I cat sit this guy, Paver, owned by the metal sculptor whom I work for.  
During my visits he runs back and forth between his food dish and the couch, 
overwhelmed by the decision of whether he would rather have attention or eat.

And speaking of cats.....Kat Clear (with a "k"), the keeper of this lovely feline 
and my boss, is having an Open Shop Day with her studio mate and 
fellow sculptor, Kate Pond.  I had the opportunity to design the cards for the event.
Everyone's welcome, so if you're in the area stop by and 
check out some sweet artwork!



Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Business Cards!

In need of a new look for my business card I sliced up images from a 
short cartoon I illustrated titled A Day in the Life.



Illustration with words.

The words made me think of an illustration so I combined the two.
I set myself against this photograph I accidentally took while I was walking.
It was in my hand by my side so as a result appeared Fish eyed.

I simplified the original photo, removing some elements and switched 
the time of day to night.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Another Acrylic

"Daffodils and Pink Dreads", 8" x 10", acrylic/ mixed media on canvas

Mixed media includes paper clippings, beads, and glitter.

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Brooklyn Bound"

Brooklyn Bound, 8" x 10", acrylic/mixed media on canvas

Mixed media includes National Geographic clipping and MetroCard.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Boiled Peanuts

[boild pee-nuhts] adjective, noun; 1. raw peanuts boiled in salty water until soft. 
 2.  maybe one of the best canned food items.  3. another reason to love the south.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tulips in Bloom

April Showers, May Showers either way there's flowers!
...just in time for Albany's Tulip Fest.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Albany, NY

Walking from the Port of Albany to the Knick when the 
circus made an appearance.