Saturday, July 19, 2008

Princess Mary

4 x 6 inches, watercolour, gouache and gold ink, 2008.

A portrait of Mary, the daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, as a young woman. She eventually ruled as Mary I between 1553 and 1558, dying aged 42.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Texas Landscape Painting with Live Oak Trees and Bluebonnets

I finally got around to making some prints. I found a printer, not too far away, that makes really pretty prints on Futura 100 lb semi-gloss paper. I love them! I decided to start with my favorite landscape, that I painted years ago. The colors on the prints are even brighter and stronger than the colors on the original painting!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Chorus Girl

9 x 12 watercolor and watercolor crayon on cold press paper

Lestat ACEO

2.4 x 3.5 inches, watercolur and gouache, 2008.
A portrait of the vampire Lestat, a character from the vampire novels of Anne Rice.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Beautiful Satyr ACEO

2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
A beautiful satyr, a half man/half goat and mythical woodland creature.

Ganymede's Offering

5 x 7 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
This is my second entry in the 2008 Ripped Off show. It's a rip of J. Michael McCrackens "Ganymede". I chose this piece for the classical theme and the pose of the figure. I went back and used the original stock photo from Felix D'eon and then created my own version of the painting. Ganymede was a Trojan, and very handsome. He was kidnapped by Zeus and taken to Mount Olympus to be his lover and cupbearer.

Monday, July 14, 2008


5 x 7 inches, watercolour and gold ink, 2008.
An icon is an image of a religious figure. This is not meant to be any saint in particular - the figure seemed to suggest a kind of religious suffering so that is what he became.

How to Watercolor

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mermaid ACEO

"The Key to the Booty" ACEO on 300 lb paper, watercolor and gouache. Reference was a drawing I did of a live model at an open art studio.

"whispers only"

Watercolor 13 x 10 inches on Favini 150lbs artist's paper - Winsor & Newton artist Paints.

Taking inspiration from Patience's art works has been very exiting because her art works are so various that each one could have been the good-one.
I ended onto this three ballet dancers, like Patience I love dance and the "bohemienne" air you breath in theatres.
I liked also Patience's hand ability in sculpting with the papier mache.
I was impressed by those three masks, very similar to those used in the ancient Greek theatre's representations.
I mixed this two subject and I'm really