Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Obsession: Tiny Random Shapes

They started with a watercolor doodle, but after a week, they became a celebration of Tiny Random Shapes, and, perhaps, a modest and harmless obsession. The original paintings are all watercolor (lots of pigment, not a lot of water) painted with a Raphael 2/0 brush.
First Green 

First Green became digital Purple Leaves
cool stuff at zazzle

Tiny Random
Tiny Random #2 (digital)
Bigger Tree (7.5 x 10.5")

Tiny Tree (Original 5x7")
zazzle postcard

Tiny Bubbles (8x11) zazzle postcard

Tiny Bubbles Inverts in Photoshop (zazzle postcard)

Tiny Green Out the Window (Digital)

Wrapped Kimona (8.5x11")
postcard at zazzle

By the end of the year, I will have put all of the 2012 Image-a-Day project paintings onto postcards at If you see an image that you would like on one of zazzle's zillions of products, or on fabric or wallpaper at spoonflower, contact me directly at

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Philodendron: Then and Now

Stained Glass
Painted Penguin
In Progress
In early 2011 I became slightly obsessed by an image that reminded me of large philodendron leaves. I made one large (22x33) and several smaller "Philodendron" paintings, and a few postcards, just for fun. Until this morning, I'd left them alone.

Having worked on the Stained Glass Penguin for nine hours yesterday, I never quite got around to making a tiny painting for "Image-a-day" so I looked into my archives and found Philodendron 3. I "cut" a piece and made digital magic with it in Photoshop.

Philodendron 3 (22x33 $500, framed)
A piece of Philodendron 3

Philodendron Magic 2012 (poster at