Tag: painting

  • Double

    “She knew she had to leave on the double. She wasn’t sure how it was working out.” work in progress: acrylic paint on Tyvek house wrap I’m working on some new things for comics. Happy Illustration Friday!

  • Rotten Fruit

    Another Spark 8 Response – the second of three. This is an oil painting on canvas. A Vanitas with old fruit. Oil on canvas, pen and ink, etc.

  • Acrylic Paint versus Oil Paint versus Watercolor

    Since I’m not teaching this term, I’ve been exploring painting (more) and comparing oil painting to using acrylics to using watercolor. I’ve spent at least one evening a week using oils for the past six weeks or so. Which is to say, I still know very little about oil painting. Oil Paint Expensive Takes FOREVER…

  • Subterranean

    For this week’s Illustration Friday prompt, subterranean. Acrylic on illustration board, hastily made. Or, depending on your point of view:

  • Blue Woman

    These are some sketches (the last two literally sketched and painted in a sketchbook). All very rough,  I’m still just messing around with paint. The first two below go together – the second is kind of a close-up detail of the first one and hints at the  story. The last two are sketches for other…

  • Bump in the Night

    More acrylic, gloppy fun at 5×7.  It kind of makes me want to change my name to Clancy Frankenbacon. This is a scan, and since acrylics are shiny (aye, shiny), I find it almost impossible to capture.

  • Adrift

    For Illustration Friday, adrift (India ink applied on acrylic paint with nib pen). And here with a dime for scale: We’ve been adrift like jellyfish in ice water. Baltimore has had two blizzards in one week – something that’s never happened before. I am not teaching any  classes at the community college this term, nor…

  • 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…

  • The Dead Man and the Sea

    A large black bird once explained that in order  to escape the Land of the Dead, one must drain the Dead Sea, one swallow at a time. Then, one can walk across the ocean floor to the Land of the Living. Our protagonist sits on a reef, just off the coast of the Land of…

  • Happy Halloween

    While waiting for the girls to get all dolled up for Trick-or-Treating, I messed around with some acrylics. I have zombies on the brain (get it? braaaaiiiiins). Happy Halloween!

  • No Turning Back


  • Triptych, Craving

    I just finished my piece for Amy’s “Art from Writing, Writing from Art” swap (I had been craving a chance to make a triptych). My prompt was a very nice children’s story featuring a messy boy, and a tidy one. It’s a bit of a life lesson, really – you know how it ends. Like…

  • Shiny

    Did you know that pears are the least allergenic of all fruits?

  • Hope is in the Ocean