Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Two elephants run into a studio

It's not everyday that two large elephants come running into a painter's studio. 

As the painter, curator, and wrangler of the nanoscapes small friends, I am not quite surprised, faintly astonished, and completely grateful. During the next few days, while they tell me their stories, I will paint the Stained Glass and a Glass Bubbles Elephants. In a perfect world, they be finished December 31, making them my 109th and 110th paintings of 2011. 

Each elephant is painted on 300# Arches paper, and is 15 inches wide by 8 inches high.

Stained Glass Running Elephant
Glass Bubbles Running Elephant

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New art in 5 days: nanoscapes neighborhoods

Welcome to nanoscapes neighborhoods, an original watercolor which I painted in five days. It was an extraordinary pleasure to draw and paint tiny details which, when finished, have movement and energy, depth, and almost three dimensions.

nanoscapes neighborhoods
Day 1 - Davy's Gray Outline 

5 days later
nanoscapes neighborhoods
December 6, 2011
7-15/16" x  4-3/4"
$250 - unframed

Click here to see the previous days' work.

Monday, December 5, 2011

3 days in the life of nanoscapes "neighborhoods"

nanoscapes neighborhoods
Davy's Gray outline

3 days in the life of nanoscapes neighborhoods: the 101st nanoscape for 2011 is close to being finished. One more day, perhaps?

neighborhoods is painted on 140# hot press Arches paper, and it is 7.9 x 4.5 inches. Every tiny tile is painted and outlined one-at-a-time, and my new favorite sable brush, Raphael Martora 2/0 is getting a workout.

nanoscapes neighborhoods
December 3, 2011
nanoscapes neighborhoods
December 4, 2011

nanoscapes neighborhoods
December 5, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Celebrate 100 nanoscapes and paint your own

nanoscapes neighborhoods 2011
a downloadable nanoscape for you to paint

It's official. During the first 11 months of 2011, I painted 100 nanoscapes and small friends. They aren't all published and they aren't all shared, but they are all finished.Click on the link to see the list.

To celebrate, I invite you download this image and make your own nanoscape using your favorite paint, ink, or colored pencil. Ambitious fiber artists -- make a nano quilt. 3-D artists -- build the village.

This image is called "nanoscapes neighborhoods 2011" and to my mind it is a series of rooftops. 

The original image is 7.9 x 4.5 inches. At 300 dpi, you have an almost unlimited range of sizes that you might print. Get the best quality watercolor paper, print, and paint! Find your favorite fibers and quilt! Woodworkers, ceramicists, and metal workers -- build the village!