Thursday, April 17, 2014

A short visit to Twin Peaks

Just a quick note to say that I have a coupon code, SPRING2014, good through the end of the day May 31, for 15% off.

Among the new additions are a couple more miniature Twin Peaks-inspired paintings, and I have a couple more in the wings but here is the first batch!

First, the third of my mini Black Lodges...this captures that weird moment where a shape glides across the curtain, in the first dream sequence.

An owl enjoys a mug of coffee from the Double R Diner, on a log.

 An owl doesn't necessarily have to mean Twin Peaks....but to some of us, it does.

Since high school I have associated pie and coffee with one thing.

Audrey Horne is still available as of this writing...

And here are a couple of sold paintings, just to show what I've previously worked on. Here is my first Black Lodge... 

...and my second.

That's show and tell for now...more to come soon.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mini paintings of ghosts and geekery

Well Blogspot, the last few posts I have made here over the last two years mostly consist of me posting apologies to the universe for not posting enough, here we are again, another year, and another apology. Perhaps let's get back with the art and try to do this again a bit, eh? It is a thunderstormy, cool day in Houston for April, and that bodes well for staying in and making things.

One of the most enjoyable activities I've undertaken in recent months is using some of these tiny 2 x 3 inch "stretched" canvases (there's not a lot to stretch, but they are stretched after a fashion on little wooden frames). I indulged my fandom of Twin Peaks and Dark Shadows (the original, only, please) to paint a few key characters and images from each, and I'm enjoying myself with some things crawling in and out of bottles as well.

Here is a small selection - most are still available as of this writing.

I've also started up using oils again. They're not something I ever used extensively, because of the odors and mess, and I still don't have a large dedicated space to experiment with them in, but the new odorless turpenoid works wonders, and as long as I can keep the cats off the space, it works out pretty well.

So that's the way things are at the moment, Blogger, or Blogspot, or whatever this site is called. I hope to be posting more in the near future, since I certainly have a backlog of material. Thanks for looking!