As I am gathering artworks together for my Marin Open Studio, the first two weekends in May, a nature theme is coming together: Bugs, birds and flowers. The Bug Art is highlighted in this post, to be followed by birds and flowers in subsequent blog posts. There are also some interesting people portrait collages to come.
I love painting Insects. They come in all sizes and colors so make great models. They are also essential to make the natural world function. Here is a preview of some of my insect art which will be on display in May.
Insects A to Z pen & ink & marker drawn insects, digitized with original insect font done in 2006. One of my bestselling alphabets for many years on Art.com. Available as a 13x19 print
Bugs in Bottle on Table digital composite of mixed media ‘Bottle of Bugs’ art done in 2015, with line art from a series of pen & ink and watercolors done in La Jolla in 2002, bird silhouettes from drawings done after a trip to India in 2015, and polka dot fabric designed in 2014. Available as an 8 ½ x 11 print.
Spiders and Spider Webs Photographs shot in the Galapagos in 2017. Available as 11x8.5 and 19x13 prints.
Space Garden 45.5” w x 63” h with silk, cotton, digital fractal insect designs printed on silk organza and applique. Done in 2014. No longer available
Bee World 30” w x 47” h, including silk and cotton with fabrics of my own design. Done in 2014. Available
Bottle of Bugs 9” w x 12” h paper on board with 1 ½” cradle. R&F oil sticks, cold wax, digital print and Gum Arabic transfer on paper backed panel.
Cicada Mixed Media 6” x 6” paper on board with 1 ½” cradle. R&F oil sticks, oil and ink on Arches watercolor paper.
Digger Wasp 6” x 6” paper on board with 1 ½” cradle. R&F oil sticks, oil and ink on Arches watercolor paper
Dragonfly 5” w x 4” h stretched canvas block with 1 3/8” cradle. Oil painting, black and gold ink.