Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Top to Bottom Left to Right:
The Autrey Sisters
Jean Anne, around 1945 in Delong, Indiana
Laura Jo on bicycle in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1949
Elsa sitting on the stone wall in the front yard of the El Sueno house in Santa Barbara, in the early 1960s
Little Lucy at the beach in Santa Barbara, 1953
Susan in Paradise, 1955
Misc Photo Pictures
Trees in PoliPoli State Park on Maui in December 2012
Cousin Earl on pig in Macy, Indiana in the 1920s
Santa Ynez September 2012
The Taylors in Seattle at the beach in December 2013
Matt playing soccer with son Cole
Amber and Wilson on the beach
Trees and view
Amber and Cole near the brick building
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Bottom: SF Bay Birds 24" x 20"
Note to self: Maybe best to stay away from stripped bindings!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Top to Bottom:
First: Wilson's original drawing of his stuffed bunny. After making a few pictures, he folded them up and put them in his backpack. "I can take them out and look at them later and they will make me happy," Wilson explained. And, at the farmer's market, he did just that!
Second: A pencil drawing I did of the stuffed bunny for Cole to color. This version was rejected when the colored pencil made a slight hole in the paper. Another, completed version, stayed in Seattle.
Third: A picture Cole drew of himself with his Grandma Lucy.
Fourth: A sketch I drew of Cole
Fifth: A sketch I drew of Cole's blue eye
Sixth: A sketch I drew of Wilson eating his cereal. He might look like this in another 6 years.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
1. Two Women - 7x10 Quilt Sampler
2. 5 New Grocery Bags: Bird of Paradise, Crow with Yellow Hearts,a Geranium Bricks, Red Crow and Yellow-faced Bee.
3. Detail of Red Crow on quilted grocery bag panel
4. 7 new hot pads: Roosters and Chickens, Bees, Bark and Honeysuckle.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
More pattern making, with the help from a few good books: A Field Guide to Fabric Design by Kimberly Kight, published by C&T Publishing, Inc. over in Lafayette, CA, and Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design by Laurie Wisbrun, published by Chronicle Books in SF.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Bottom: Bee Bag, quilted panel on Simple Ecology canvas shopping tote
Monday, October 7, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Spoonflower.com, featuring various or my reptile drawings. Many of those same reptiles are also available on a Lizards and Geckos print at Art.com.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Simple Ecology organic cotton grocery bag with quilted animal pattern and buttons
Simple Ecology shopping tote with yellow flower, blue sky oil painting applique
Simple Ecology shopping tote with yellow and blue flowers applique
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
One of my quilted panel grocery bags and some smaller gift bags are now posted in the Crafts section of my new website Redcrowartworks.com. The original oil painted panel bags will retail for between $60 and $115 once I get them finished.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Top: Landscape view of the river 10x14 done with pen & ink and watercolor and glitter
Second: Some leaves drawn with various pencils
Third: A postcard-sized pencil sketch of a good Oregon wine bottle and label
Last: A googly eye portrait done with Wilson Taylor
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
From top to bottom:
1. Mountain by Wilson and Bobo Fett by Cole: Using new birthday present watercolors. Unlike identical twins, who seem to paint in the same style, or together (see more on famous twin painters below), Wilson and Cole have distinct painting styles.
2. Lion by Wilson and Rhino by Cole: More watercolors and mixed media. The objective was to paint in and around pencil drawings I did of a lion and a rhino but the original sketches were pretty much obliterated with paint.
3. The Big W (untitled) by Wilson: Grandma Lucy added the W to Wilson's mixed media painting using fingerpaints and pen & ink
4. Alien Thomas by Lucy: With help from Cole, and named by Cole and Wilson, using mixed media and fingerpaints.
I'm always struck by how different Cole and Wilson's painting styles are. Wilson likes to fill the page with color (often preferring black) and Cole likes to leave spaces between his dots of color. I was curious how fraternal twin art differs from identical twin art and found the following of interest:
Brazilian identical twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo
American identical twins Doug and Mike Starn
See also Wikipedia Twins in Art