Thursday, April 30, 2009
I'm told this piece, for a special Day of the Dead (a Mexican holiday) concert by my good friends, The GilmerMetcalves, who have a busy blog of their own, has been chosen to appear on a web site to be launched in November, 2009, called "Tribute". It's the web version of an annual juried show which includes an actual book, but I won't be in the book, only on the web site. Obviously I'll revisit this and link to it when it's launched next Fall.
There were 8100 entries, with 583 getting enough votes from the jury to at least make the web site. American Illustration is the name of the book and company which publishes it.
Both the site and the book are essentially catalogs of the juried competition. I was in the book itself in the 1983 edition, American Illustration 3. Sometimes it's a long time between successes, at whatever level.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I've always found this (slightly edited) line from "Romeo and Juliet" to be not only romantic, but a little bit erotic as well. And Shakespeare is all about the theater.
This piece is titled "Romeo's Comet".
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
If frogs could read books, what would they think of us? If they could write books, I think they would be all about the pleasures of a good long rain and the piquant juiciness of a fat bug. Unfortunately, both are an impossibility and a loss for both species.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
April 4 and 5 I set up in the courtyard at Monte Wade Fine Arts Gallery in San Antonio, Texas and painted roosters. The Riverwalk's La Villlita Arts Festival was happening at the same time. Sage Gibson, who paints colorful abstract flags and letterforms reminiscent of a collision of Jasper Johns and Peter Max, was also working on site and was a great and fun companion.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Illustration Friday's topic this week is defined as
"1. a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm.
2. any amulet or charm.
3. anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions."
This piece was created to address freedom of, or from, religion.