For a bunch of reasons, I am closing this blog. For quite a while I have been keeping my art in multiple places, and that has included several different blog sites. Ultimately, I think LiveJournal is the best place for what I need, and thus, you can find my continuing blog and artwork and news and whatnots over at this other place:
Thirteenth Story on LJ
There really isn't much of a difference for you, just a different link (which can also always be found off my main spectacular website, thirteenthstory.com). I will keep this old stuff here as long as they let me, so as not to interfere with lots of old links.
Thanks, and see you over there.
This is a painting of Orion I made for a winter-themed installation in a local storefront...
He is my largest painting, five feet tall, painted on fabric:
And it was hung amidst silvery drapery with lots of sparkle, like the stars...
Thanks for looking.
This is ink, watercolor, and acrylic on board. It started out as a warm-up sketch, but I kind of like it. It reminds me of a backdrop in one of my favorite stories.
New one. Ink and acrylic on board.
This one will be an 8x10 print in the shop, available this weekend.
You can also kinda see the next one there on my table, the square with the blues.
In fact, I'm about to go ink that right now.
Here is the photo round-up from a recent road trip. The autumn colors were not as pretty this year because of all the cruddy weather we've had (thanks, Irene), but I did find some nice shots.
Thanks for looking, enjoy.
Here's one I started a year ago ago when I was reading a book about a prisoner, but just found and finished recently.
The drawing itself is all black and white, but I used the computer to add some colors. This is rare, because I like to have perfect originals with no touch-ups. And I don't really love this thing, but it took a while to make so it gets to be posted. Or something.
I know this blog has been quiet.
In the past year I have moved twice, bought a house, taken on a regular job, and traveled on five vacations, including a week in Jamaica. So, it has been a fabulous year for me, even though my focus was not always on sharing new artwork!
Times are settling down now, and in my new house I have the art studio of my dreams. This is good for you, dear infrequent readers, and I thank you for still checking out the latest pieces.
unfinished: acrylic 'sketch' on clayboard
Fit: Ink and acrylic on illustration board
I am feeling just as creative as always, but not necessarily taking the time to share the work with the world as I used to when I was in Boston and quite active with other local artists. This is starting to change, and as the holidays approach, feel free to come back and poke around and see what is next. I'm pretty excited about it all.
Want the original drawing of Fin with the white shirt on?
Be the first to order one in black, and it's yours.
This isn't for a project or anything, but I drew it this week while unwinding from the day job. Ink and acrylic on bristol.
When we were looking at houses, in one garage was a fabulous red Chevy Bel Air. I liked the car way more than the house. My friend Bret, of howyadoin graphics, is always drawing great cars, so I thought I'd give it a shot.
This is a postcard-sized painting, in ink and acrylic:
It's been a while since I have offered an original for sale, but this one is available here.
Owning a new house means creating a new studio... the studio of my dreams, and I love every minute of it. Settling in has taken some time, and so has enjoying all these wonderful, sunny days. Eventually I will drag my arse out of the pool and post some of the new drawings I have done, as well as photos of the studio.
Until then, here is a new little note card design:
I hope you are all happy and well.