Based on a photo, probably from the Washington Post Wednesday “Food” section.
#16 Pomegranates & Grapes
Based on a photo. Some of my variously colored lipsticks had become unwearable, so I experimented to see if they could be used for artwork. The colors of the fruit in the photo suggested the subject.
#1 2015 Kitchen still life
Based on a photo
#9 Violin head scroll
Based on a photo, probably from the Washington Post.
#18 Pheasant hen
Based on a drawing. I was experimenting with using the china markers. I suspect the brown paper was a repurposed grocery bag
#14 Apriums, Plum Cherries, Plumcots, Pluots
Based on a photo from the Washington Post Wednesday “Food” section. I used brown paper to imitate the wooden table on which the fruits in the photo were positioned.
#11 Red parrot
Based on a photo, probably from a wildlife calendar or magazine.
#6 Bamboo Study
Ink used might possibly be some I made at home following instructions from the Washington Post Kids’ Page.
Based on photos, either from photos for sale in Hollywood auction catalogs or on images from Turner Classic Movies’ “Now Playing” guide.
#4 Peonies in White Vase
Based on a photo.
#17 George Burns
Based on a photo. I did this in college when I was just starting to learn how to use ink for artwork. Some years later I saw that the paper for various drawings from that time was disintegrating, so I cut out sketches I wanted to save and mounted them into a collage.
An homage to Dr. Seuss characters. GAC was putting on “Seussical” in 2016, so I created a few new Seussian-style creatures and scribbled some accompanying verses for them.
#12 Charles Dickens
Based on a photo. I wanted to experiment with a non-white background to use the white charcoal pencil for highlights and the black for shadows and emphasis.
#13 Marx Bros
Based on a photo. I wanted to try to capture the frivolity that I saw in the poses in the photo.
#8 Toto Escaping
I did this for GAC’s 2017 production of “The Wizard of Oz” – I chose brown ink to imitate the sepia tones of the 1939 film’s opening and closing sequences.
#2 Jug and Apple
Crackling on jug is accidental – I varnished the piece before the paint was entirely dry.
#7 Philip Jackson
I used a set of artist brush pens in various warm & cool grey shades. (Philip Jackson played Chief Inspector Japp in the BBC “Poirot” series with David Suchet.)
#5 Waves splashing Rock Cliffs
Combination of pen & brush.
Based on a photo. I used black paper to provide the black background shadow effect seen in the photo.
#19 LDC River + trees
Based on a photo. The LCD tablet was a Christmas gift. Using it was a challenge, because it made negative images (light on dark), so I had to work filling in all the areas that I would normally leave blank in a dark-on-light picture.
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