Black Magic 302
Modern Art Contemporary Abstract Painting
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When it comes to art, I usually love a lot of color. But sometimes a simple black and white abstract painting suits my modern mind…
Black and white has always been in style, so my “Cool Dude” is even cooler without his color. 🙂
Mixed Media Collage Digital Painting
My “Black Magic” are scheduled to appear in tomorrow’s episode of Criminal Minds (9pm EST). Look for them in the Beauty Salon scene. About a month ago, someone from CBS’s art department contacted me for licensing rights to 6 of my “Black Magic” images. I said yes. Fees were paid, a contract was signed and my episode was revealed. It’s exciting!
Originals Can be purchased here:
And prints below:
Here they are on the show.
Three images above courtesy of CBS.
See most of my work in the first minute or so…
Video courtesy of CBS.
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Angel Fish Art
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
I am still digging around through my old portfolio. I found these little angels swimming in the ocean of boards and papers. They looked so crisp and clean until I scanned them and saw the close ups. You can see the irregularities in the amount of ink applied to different areas. There is also an ink “bleed” on the lines. I am sure I was quite pleased back then, but with the perfectionism of the computer age, this would not fly now. 😉
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Screen print from etched acrylic and ink.
This piece is definitely a one off by me. It started as an etching on a hard acrylic sheet that was then inked and pressed on a screen press. I remember the acrylic being very difficult to scratch into. I still have the block and the original sketch to this piece. A rare find…
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As promised, I am sharing more of my work from my art school days. I did not do much painting back then. My degree slants toward the commercial side, so I used pencils, pens, and markers as my primary mediums. One of the good things about schooling is that often you are challenged to try techniques that you would not have chosen otherwise. My “Proud Lion” above is creating using what is called “stippling” and is referred to as pointillism in art terminology.
This was created nearly 25 years ago. There was no computer help. The entire piece was done by hand using an ink pen on white cardboard. Many countless dots over and over again (including what looks like solid black) make up his shapes and shadows. I had to “draw” him in my mind and couldn’t rely on printing out something I could dot over. Nope. It’s all handmade. In the close up, you can see the irregularities in the dots which is a dead giveaway that no computer was involved.
I am not knocking computer work. I use it all of the time now! I am simply remembering the cramped hands and cross eyes of yesteryear. 😉 I also appreciate the fact that nowadays you can make mistakes and quickly fix them. Back then there were a lot of “do overs”.
Times have changed, but true art remains……timeless.
More to come from my old portfolio soon!
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No not entirely. I could never do that! I will continue to create new paintings and mixed media pieces until they pry the brush out of my gnarled hands! New photography is also coming soon!
But I am R.E.T.I.R.I.N.G. my “Pure Water” and “Black Magic” styles….it’s been an amazing 10 years with these! I’ve sold over 1200 as originals and commissions! ONLY 11 “Pure Water” left…I sold 4 yesterday! 28 “Black Magic” remain…..All are O.R.I.G.I.N.A.L.S…..And S.I.G.N.E.D…..And they are ON SALE!! When they are gone, they are gone and no more will be created!
Pure Water is here:
Black Magic is here:
Prints are available for a handful of these works, but nothing beats an ORIGINAL!! Get em while you can!