Monday, August 29, 2011

Illustration Friday - Disguise

3.5 x 2.5 inches ATC
watercolor, pen, marker, colored pencil

A Sad Portrait for an ATC swap I am participating in also worked for this week's Illustration Friday.  Sometimes the disguise goes deeper than the costume and face paint. Makes me think about the disguises we wear on a daily basis.

Duckweed Pond

6 x 12 inches
Oil on Panel

This is a small oil painting of what used to be the verdant 1 acre pond in my back pasture.  The record drought we have had in Texas this year has not only dried up the pond, but is killing off all of the willows and other water loving trees that grow around it.  With nonstop days of 105+ temperatures, I feel like I have gone from living in Eden to living in Hell.  I am reduced to performing rain dances three times a day.  I'll let you know if it works.  It is finally over cast and noticeably less hot today.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jack makes the Tyler Newspaper

Mixed Media Sculpture

Just a small shameless plug today.  One of my sculptures currently on display at the Tyler Main Street Gallery was placed large and in charge on the front page of section B in the Tyler Morning Telegraph this last Saturday.  The paper used my photograph in the print edition, and used a image from the gallery in the online edition.  The article really only credits me for the sculpture and then goes on to interview another Mrs. Taylor (not me) about her Best in Show painting.  So if you don't read carefully you might assume that I was the person being interviewed.  You can read the online article here.

Anyway, it was nice to be noticed.