Another acrylic painting! The Poe fest continues with this 8″x10″ painting. I took some pages from the poetry section of an old book of Edgar Allan Poe’s works and pasted them onto my hardboard and got right to painting. As I did with my Albert Einstein painting, I put down many thin layers to getContinue reading “Mixed-Media Poe Painting”
I created this 6″x 6″ painting for a friend of mine. She’s starting an Indiegogo campaign soon and asked for donations of items she could use for incentives. So pleased with how this turned out. But I like the preliminary painted sketch better. Oh well, that’s the way it goes sometimes. The quote isn’t onContinue reading “Albert Einstein on Intuition”
Last month I decided to take a break from artist trading cards and work on something larger. I found an old 5.5″ x 8″ mixed-media sketchbook that I had not quite finished and and some tubes of black and white acrylic paint so I decided to practice acrylic portrait painting. I find that I reallyContinue reading “Acrylic Portrait Sketches: Poe and Einstein”
The other day I posted about the Secret Solstice gifts I made last month. Here’s the second gift I made. This was for my old mail art pal Annette. We’ve traded a bit here and there for about five years now. I knew she was a Poe fan and since I’d been drawing a lotContinue reading “Secret Solstice Gifts: More Poe”
© 2014 Mellanie Collins 2.5″ x 3.5″ ink and markers on bristol Here’s another film noir-inspired ink portrait. This woman is checking over her shoulder because she thinks perhaps she saw something odd out of the corner of her eye. Or not.
© 2014 Mellanie Collins 2.5″ x 3.5″ ink and markers on bristol I received another request for a Poe artist trading card. Folks sure like their Poe. I think I might have made this one a bit chubby. To any of you who have liked my Facebook Page: Hugs and kisses to you all. IContinue reading “ATC: Poe Caricature”
Not much going on in March and April. Too much useless introspection and not enough art-making. The plan for May is to fret less and draw and paint more. We’ll see what happens.
I’ve finished the challenge! I’m so proud of myself. I’ve never completed an art challenge before. I usual drop it by day 10 or so, but this time I did all 29 faces. One for each day of the month and one extra. Here are what I think are the best of the drawings IContinue reading “29 Faces Challenge Highlights: Days 20 – 28 + bonus”
The other day I whining about how little progress I thought I had made over the last couple of years. I’d been sick with a cold and generally whinging about everything I could think of. Last night, since I felt better I got out my sketchbook to do more practice drew this drawing of actorContinue reading “Welcoming 2013 With New Confidence”
Fletcher, brush pen and gouache on paper, 5 x 7 inches Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds. ~Jean Burden