drawing my own conclusions

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Cue opening theme for "Seinfeld"…
Happy Thursday, Tumblrs!
Saturday morning sketch/paint
My first attempt at a teacup: pattern breakdown, colour and shading…a wonderful morning all around

All’s Quiet on this Front

Shhhh…been working on a Top Secret Project, and will post when I am able!

mrjakeparker:

An open call to action to ALL artists everywhere! 
Announcing WORLD ART DROP DAY on September 2nd
All artists, (that means students and professionals, painters and cartoonists, sculptors and illustrators, animators and fine artists, EVERYONE who creates) this September 2nd is World Art Drop Day. Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of your art and tell someone where to find it. The world needs this right now. We need to feel a little more connection to each other and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving.
I recently just finished a cross-country art drop this summer and it was exhilarating. The emails and responses I received from the finders ran the gamut of funny to touching. I want that for everyone!
Here’s how it works:
Draw a picture and hide it somewhere.
Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to included the hashtag: #artdropday
Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.
That’s it!
I need your help spreading the word on this. Reblog it, retweet it, facebook it, or even tell someone in person!
September 2nd, lets connect the whole planet with art!

Such a great idea—definitely will be doing this one!

mrjakeparker:

An open call to action to ALL artists everywhere! 

Announcing WORLD ART DROP DAY on September 2nd

All artists, (that means students and professionals, painters and cartoonists, sculptors and illustrators, animators and fine artists, EVERYONE who creates) this September 2nd is World Art Drop Day. Wherever you find yourself that day, drop a piece of your art and tell someone where to find it. The world needs this right now. We need to feel a little more connection to each other and there’s nothing like the bond two random strangers can make through the act of creating and giving.

I recently just finished a cross-country art drop this summer and it was exhilarating. The emails and responses I received from the finders ran the gamut of funny to touching. I want that for everyone!

Here’s how it works:

  • Draw a picture and hide it somewhere.
  • Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
  • Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to included the hashtag: #artdropday
  • Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.

That’s it!

I need your help spreading the word on this. Reblog it, retweet it, facebook it, or even tell someone in person!

September 2nd, lets connect the whole planet with art!

Such a great idea—definitely will be doing this one!

Meet Hiney.

I have no idea where this is going…

I drew Tommy Kane! And so have a whole whack of other super-talented artists, go check it out!

Googled the word “mugshots” the other day…wanted something different to fill the last couple pages of my sketchbook. Really like the feel of these…imperfection, crazy proportions, hell…just plain “crazy”!

"Camille on the Banks" and "At the Crossroads" found a new home during our APSA Group Show and Sale on the July long weekend, and the proud owners were kind enough to send along a snap of them gracing the wall of their new home!
Photo courtesy of the clients

maikevierkant said: The little Tree Swallow you painted is just the cutest, and all your birch birds in general quite awesome! I hope your show with them goes well and they'll find nice new homes in the process :>

Awwww, thanks so much…you just made my morning! Just got everything all put away last night, and I’m exhausted (standing, smiling and chatting all day to lovely strangers takes its toll on a body!), but it went great, and the weather was perfect for an outdoor show!

rissaoh said: I keep wanting to try acrylic on wood... What is this oil rub finish you keep talking about? Ps I love your work!

Howdy! Thank you for the kind words!
The oil rub finish is just that: I use M.Graham walnut alkyd medium and with a soft cloth rub it into the wood, then after a few minutes, I wipe away any excess oil. Easy-peasy!

And, the last of the Birch Birds…a fine young Willet struts his stuff along the shoreline.

Specs? Oh yeah…acrylic on 6”x12” birch panel with oil rub finish on bare wood.

All five of these pieces will be for sale in a Group Show here in town over the long weekend…we’re do in’ it open air style, yays!
Tree Swallow…the second last of the birch panel paintings

Specs are same as ever: acrylic on 6”x12” birch panel with oil rub finish on bare wood