meant for a CD cover and it was completed almost 10 months ago... you may have seen a sneak peak of it on my new 2010 calendar, thought i post the artwork officially When and if i have further information on this project i will be updating with info and links, if not hope you still enjoy my artwork
I took a few step by step work in progress of this artwork you can view on my website [link] I have drawn/painted people before but i was really proud how i did the cross design , it was very time consuming especially getting the fonts right.
This was completed with watercolor, acrylics and color pencils on....it's been so long i forgot the size of artwork..lol..i believe around 10x9
New Greek mythology art "Medusa" 5 x 7 pastel pencils , You can view how i created Medusa exclusively on this month's EMG-ZINE "Greek mythology" [link] issue also my Circe Greek mythology piece is featured along with many talented fellow artists and articles on Greek Mythology you can all read it here , [link] dont miss out!
Medusa is based on my 2010 "Dangerous Mermaid" sketch from sketch fest #3 [link]
Medusa is a very interesting character to illustrate , i wasn't very happy about drawing snakes , and felt in some areas could have done better with them but i'm just too scared of them..lol.. but i think i'm getting better conquering fears with drawings...rats, snakes..dont know what's next
Mrs. Kerssemakers (c. 1890, age 4?) Robert Tracy Oils on canvas 14 x 11" 1985
My first girlfriend's grandmother.
My girl's name was Margaret Mary Kerssemakers. Her father was from Holland, where his mother married a man whose last name was Kerssemakers. Mr. William Kerssemakers had a little old B & W framed photo of his mother on the mantel. Would tell me the history of his grandfather, who he claimed was a close friend of Van Gogh. He would sit with this young 16 year suitor (myself) of his daughter with notes in a big book of Van Gogh's works. I do remember being wide-eyed to see the name Kerssemakers in a book about a great artist. This was my introduction to the work of Van Gogh.
But I mostly noticed a resemblences in the photo to my Margie, even though she was by then 15 or 16.
Although the last time I saw Margie (1968--she granted me a sad date while on leave after my first tour in Vietnam--we had broken up in 1966) before my marriage to Linda in 1969, her father and I had kept in touch all those years. In 1985 he loaned me the B & W photo and I made this painting of his mother, which he promply purchased.
Here is Mrs. Cupcake Coutura. She is the 2nd in this painting series. I recently have found myself lost. Not wanting to draw vector or anything artistic. I had lost my drive. But I am trying to pick my life back up and glue together the pieces. These inspirations come from waiting to find out if I have been accepted to Notters Art of Pastry School. I should here some time this week. But until then I will be packing up my apt and waiting.
Ok Last but not least Miss. Tsunami. So of you remember on my Old Account I did a Aquarius Vector Piece... Well Now she is painted. And there is a Real Live Action Bullet Hole by her Bottom Right Foot. This is part of a wing of a plane... (part that cuts through the wind)