It's a lonely life...that of the necromancer, er freelancer

A blog by a designer and illustrator, for designers and illustrators which may contain musings on art, movies and random weirdness.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Coolidge Reservation Painting

This 5” x 5” acrylic painting, “Fall Afternoon, Coolidge #1”, is of one of my favorite places to go for a walk; the Coolidge Reservation in Manchester-by-the-Sea, at one of my favorite times of year; early fall. I did this piece as part of a gift basket that is being donated by our church HighRock Northshore to be auctioned off at the Voices of Hope spring fundraiser for Amirah, an organization that helps women rescued from sex trafficking.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wrath Painting

The church I attend, Highrock Northshore, is doing a sermon series called "Lent, The Vector of Vices and Virtues". It is covering the classic seven deadly sins; Pride, Envy, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, and Anger (or wrath). I was asked, along with several other artists, to pick one of the sins and do a piece of artwork that would be my interpretation of that sin.
I chose wrath. Anger is something I can understand on a visceral level, since I grew up with a father who had a hair-trigger temper, and I have had issues with that myself. The above image is what I came up with. A quick, acrylic painting on paper of an extremely pissed-off wolf. This is what anger feels like to me. Irrational, unreasoning, destructive.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Face to Face Show

Three of my pieces are going to be featured in a new show at the Zephyr Gallery here in Salem.
Two paintings, "The Ipswich Mermaid" and "An Unkindness of Ravens" as well as my first publicly displayed 3D miniature, "The Studio" will be on display.


Face to Face is a group show featuring portraits. The reception will be Saturday, March 12, from 5:30 till 7:30, and the show dates will be March 4 through March 28th.