Ray Bradbury

acrylic painting, drawing, ink, Maryland Artist, Pandemic, Ray Bradbury, watercolor

“Out on the highway the last faint water colors of the sun were gone beyond the hills and whatever they were chasing was so far ahead as to be only a swift fleck now shown in lamplight now set free, running into the dark.”   -Ray Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes

There are so many phrases and words that beg to be illustrated in Ray Bradbury’s books.  He writes in pictures.  This quote struck me as I was reading Something Wicked.  It’s just the way he captures the past turning into the present when he describes the sunlight and the dark.

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I did not portray the exact moment in the Bradbury’s writing but it inspired different pictures having to do with boys running outside and the setting sun.  I may return to the book to find some other scenes to paint.

Dance Place Gala

art show, watercolor

My friend, Ben Levine, is putting together the Dance Place Gala at Dance Place in DC.  He invited me to be a part of it by contributing to an installation piece that he designed.  There will be music, there will be windows, there will be cool lighting, and there will be me painting in the foreground.  I have met up with him and the manager for this project, Sarah Chapin, a few times and we have one more meeting to go before the show.  I’d be happy to see some familiar faces after the performance and happy if people I knew could enjoy the show.  So if anyone is interested in attending it is on the weekend of October 21st.  You can buy tickets through Dance Place.

 

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From left to right:  Meredith Osterman, Ben Levine, and Sarah Chapin

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This is me playing with some ideas for the show at our second rehearsal.  We will be working with projections of what I am painting during the show.

Eagle Arms Complete

acrylic painting, collage

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Here’s the completed eagle arms.  It’s the second in a series of what is now three yoga goddess poses.  This one is mixed media, with painting and collage.  The part that took the longest was the hair.  I spent a long time cutting out the eyes of swimsuit super models and famous people and then glueing them down.  I think it was worth it.  Below I’ve posted a close up of the hair so you can see the detail.

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