Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Petroglyph adaptations

 Quite a while back I traveled the American West. 

Visiting National Parks and State Parks, I was immediately fascinated by the petroglyphs, rock carvings that removed the darker surface of the rock and exposed the lighter colored rock beneath. Some of them have been carved thousands of years ago, most of them are at least 400 years old and still clearly visible on many rock faces. You can find them in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado and many more places.

Information about petroglyphs by the National Park Service
Where you can see petroglyphs

As many artists do when they see the works of other artists, I played with the shapes and filled them with my own symbols and patterns.  

After these I designed three monuments dedicated to the unknown native American petroglyph artists.


All pictures are mixed media (acrylic paints and inks on watercolor background on paper).


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Watercolor and stippling, for not so completely safe for work figures

This my latest picture. Watercolor and stippled ink on paper.
Title suggestions:
"Cool is a State of Mind"
"Occasional Reckoning"
"A Different Drum"
"Art Lovers at the Festival"
"Street Party"
"Dance of the Cats"
"Pageant of the Rabbits"
"Fun in the Park"
What do you think?


32x22cm, 12x9 inch, watercolor and ink on paper

Sunday, September 19, 2021

3rd place in the Lynchburg Art Festival: Blue

I was one of the about 150 artists at the 2021 Lynchburg Art Festival. I was busy all August long to finish this quite large piece. Lucky for me, this picture caught the eye of the juror and made it into the group of pictures that got closer attention by the jury. It ended up receiving 3rd place overall.
That was a nice surprise, as I honestly did not expect anything. 
Let me know, how do you like this picture?

 BLUE, 21x32 inch, Alcoholic Inks, Acrylics, and black ink on YUPO
For sale

Virginia, Lynchburg, Art, Artist, Art show, Abstract, Underwater, 

Over the years

  Two pictures to get into the new year.  Exclamation mark is the last picture finished in 2022 and Mary's Grotto the first one in 2023....