JIM DORAN

Wilderness

Painting is the  wilderness for me. It’s one of the things on this year’s TODO list. So far, I think I like acrylics more than watercolors.  Here’s a gal out enjoying the wilderness (please scroll down to see the scale I’m working at):

Here she is with a dime, for scale:

And, in the spirit of  “release, release, release,” here are some other things I worked on today.

Raise no more devils than you can lay down.

A room without a view:

Better The Devil You Know


I apologize for the low quality of my images. All of this stuff looks better in real life.  I need to find a solution to my scanner, I think. Happy Illustration Friday.

The Land of the Dead

The Land of the Dead

I started this last winter, before my crazy class schedule began. This isn’t really finished yet.  I had bigger plans (more dead guys, for one thing)  but I want to start the next one, and I’ve decided to let this be an introduction to what I’m doing in my barn.

Friday

Land of the Dead Daddy-O's

Below is a study I did last night, before I finished making the dead Daddy-O’s.  I decided to make Frida be black and white like the citizens of her town. I like how this picture turned out.

Frida Study

I have always loved paper-mâché, and I rediscovered while helping my daughter with a school project. I got the idea for this from a drawing I did in someone’s sketchbook for the sketchbook swap:

Frida returns to the land of the dead

I am interested in seeing what happens when I try and make real world models of my drawings. When I was a kid I mixed flour and water (and maybe glue). Now, I’m using glue and water and the Baltimore City Paper.

Basic Supplies

The City Paper is good for....

Primed

More to come – there’s a lot going on in the Land of the Dead.