A short story in watercolor and ink.
My weird creatures are gaining publicity, and this year I was hired to make an acrylic painting for a young couple. After talking with the client about the newlyweds’ tastes, I came up with ideas for both composition and colors.
After getting the go-ahead, I started with a brick-red undercoat on a wood panel. This dark red served to enhance the greens of the forest, making the setting all the more vibrant. Knowing this painting would be on display, being looked at again and again, I made sure to add little touches and details to be discovered as time is spent with it. I added very thin lines, nothing too clunky, because the vibe I was striving for was one of “casual elegance”. A sense of humor and romance needed to be felt in the work.
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A few years ago, I wrote a short, very strange story about two kids as a way to get my creative wiggles out. Most of it is absolute nonsense, but there is one passage that imparts a mental image that I enjoy (for reasons I am afraid to explore).
Anyway, here it is with some spot illustrations I drew today.
(Don’t worry, they survive. As you may know from experience, babies have horrible aim.)
Watercolor and Pen 8 x 11″