POINT / COUNTERPOINT

POINT / COUNTERPOINT

POINT / COUNTERPOINT Like so many of my palette gremlins, I saw this head in the paint on my palette and let it become what I saw there. I dipped my finger in gesso and made an eye, then went on from there.

OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS

OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS I recently bought some slanted brushes that I find fun to play with when I want straight edges in a picture. While applying random brushstrokes to a piece of illustration board, they began to look more and more like little cubes to me. This brought to mind H.P....

STOWAWAY

STOWAWAY I sketched out this little guy on a scrap of canvas, using a jar of leftover paint mixed for rendering the sky in my recently finished Tad Williams’ cover. I set it aside to dry and forgot about it until a few days ago. Although it made me smile, I thought there...

WEEK 51

WEEK 51 This one arose from brush marks on a scrap piece of mat board fished out of my wastebasket. I had been testing a new angular brush, making strokes in various directions in white on a purple-black wash which had been applied some time earlier. The shape of the combined...

THE ARCH OF SOLSTICE

THE ARCH OF SOLSTICE For several months, I’ve been taking daily walks after sunset, and the moon has been my companion much of the time. One evening a crescent moon hung over the horizon with Venus glowing brilliantly below it. I stared long enough to convince myself it actually WAS...

EYES OF THE WHITE WOLF

EYES OF THE WHITE WOLF On impulse I grabbed a scrap of canvas that had been trimmed off one of our prints. Using leftover paint I had mixed for the Tad Williams’ cover I just completed for DAW, I painted in a portrait of Elric.

EPHEMERAL

EPHEMERAL This was a piece of scrap paper used to test the flow of paint on my brush while I was working on the Tad Williams book cover currently on my drawing table. I saw a face in the paint—maybe because it was after midnight and I was tired—and I sketched in a more complete...

SPIRIT OF ENDURING HOPE

SPIRIT OF ENDURING HOPE I turned a smear of paint on my drawing table cover a tree. Other marks suggested rocks and became an island to which I added a figure. I started to paint in clouds but stopped because the image was getting boring. It called for something else, but I didn’t have...

CYCLOID

CYCLOID I painted a figure into a drip from an over-full jar of color. More of a femlin than a gremlin!

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