Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gallery Opening and Presentation Tonight

Tonight I will be exhibiting my process of writing and illustrating in preparation for sending a book to publishers. The reception starts at 6 pm in the Quimby Gallery with a presentation at 7:30 in the  Burke Mountain Room on the Lyndon State College Campus.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

#40 of 100 Elephants: Snake

 I found this is a process that ebbs and flows. At times you are stuck, or falling back on past themes just to get tot he next level of creative out burst. Here I went back to transforming animals into elephants. After the full 100 were completed, I recognized that this is a necessary step to get to something truly different. It isn't a bad idea, it just isn't as creative as others, but it is a necessary step.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

#39 of 100 Elephants: The Elephant Centaur

I will admit this idea has been dancing around my head and in my sketch books for some time.  I could just never get it right. Here I feel as if I finally made a break through.

On another note, the Quimby Gallery had the closing reception for the itty-bitty 2x3.5 inch exhibit last night. It was a wonderful event. The gallery had 802 2x3.5 images on the walls. 100 of them were this elephant series. It is a beautiful sight to see and so exciting for me as an artist and a gallery director to see the participation and the incredible work. I was also able to sell a large number of the original images from this series. This one is still available.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

#38 of 100 Elephants: Tea Pot

A common assignment for drawing class is drawing 100 tea pots and cups from different angles This helps with both creativity and practice drawing eclipses. Here is the elephant version.

Monday, March 12, 2018

#37 of 100 Elephants: Something Different

Number 37 found me trying a caricature of an individual. The challenge was how do I get the individual look like an elephant and make the recognizable. In this instance, I selected the president of  Lyndon State College where I teach.