Friday, April 30, 2010

ACEO Card Drawings In-Progress

I like the challenge of drawing in the tiny space of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".
This is the size of a playing card. I've enjoyed getting back to
some pencil drawings after working on three-dimensional pieces
for a while.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mournful Clara

Mournful Clara painting in progress and part of her evolution:

Mournful Clara

Mournful Clara is a little, lumina pumpkin-headed
gal who was inspired by an un-published novel I have written.
In the story, Miss Clara, a young lady of 1880s Philadelphia,
loses her suitor in a tragic drowning upon the Schuylkill River.
Now, Clara mourns his loss at Laurel Hill Cemetery, which over-looks the scene of Mr. March's untimely death.

Clara has developed over the past year to become
quite the muse for my work and I have painted her
as a cartoonish Halloween character, as well as stitched her
up to be a Victorian-style doll.