Friday, December 30, 2011
another Post cover
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The way of things
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
couple more oil sketches
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Here is a shout out to Victoria Davis and her start up Space Dog Books. December 15, their first ipad book, brilliantly illustrated by Matthew Cruikshank, goes live on the Apple app store. If you thought that Stevenson's tale was not able to be reinterpreted for today's readers, think again. The text is still the same gripping tale, but the interactive illustrations, done in Matthew's midcentury modern style, are a super enhancing delight. I will be downloading my copy on the 15th, and, you can even GIFT them for Christmas if you have young or old reader friends who love pirate stories.
Labels: space dog books
Acrylagoauche. Who knew. I have switched. I am a convert. What can I say? If you are not painting in Photoshop, and deadlines are short, this is great stuff. I have used gouache, and acrylic (BLECH!), over the years, in fact learned to paint in gouache. My favorite is still oils. That said, acrylagouache has all the virtues of acrylic, as in once dry it is impermeable. None of the YUCKY aspect of acrylic, i.e., looking like plastic. It dries matte. It has the same color range and pigment quality as gouache. It is mostly opaque. It is liftable for a while after it is put down. Mostly it is fast. Great fun.
For acrylics, I am now using the archival brand, it is actually WONDERFUL paint, for acrylic.
Merry Christmas. At the 79 New Montgomery space, you may see a selection of my Holiday Art. Serita Sangimino called and asked if we had any holiday imagery at Powell Street, where I teach, and I suggested she raid my studio as I have done a fair amount of Christmas art over the years. I expected one window with a cluster of old paintings, but to my surprise, they blew them up to five or six times size. WOW! Thanks to Serita, and to Elisa Stephens, the university president,and the Academy for giving something fun to the public, and a second chance for these illustrations to be seen.
Labels: christmas art on display