Saturday, October 29, 2011


As mentioned in the previous post, I have an irrational fondness for dip pens. No matter how much I use & enjoy technology, I still can't live without a good scritchy nib. If that makes me a dinosaur, so be it! And I also leave a handy trail of ink spots behind so future paleontologists can track my every move. (Although Google & Homeland Security will probably save them the effort.)

Apologies for the lateness of the post-- I have so much going on right now I was afraid it wouldn't happen at all, but I made it at the quasi-proverbial 11th-ish hour. (Though it still needs tweaking.)

This is the second piece in the mysterious series. Acrylic on text on canvas, 6"x6"

Let me tell you, it was tricky to paint calligraphy at this size!! Ironically, I had to use a fine brush rather than a pen.


  1. Now I think you're just spelling something: RA---.

    Randy? Ramos? Ramps? Rainy? Randm?

  2. A logical guess there, Isaac, but no...

  3. Ooh ahh and Ooooo. That's the noises my face made when i saw this one, love that stage, the splashes of ink, the curve of the beast's back. Superb :) And the next one, the Jack o Lanturn has a wonderous glow. Your creatures are so well personified - if the visual image can be a tool of personification that is :) PS I think your work is getter bettere and betterererer! Just as my typos get worse and worserere. :)

  4. Oh MY GOSH!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!
    I am like you. I like old fashioned.
    Actually, old fashioned technology requires more natural talent and skill. No slight of hand or mouse, really handiwork.

  5. Thank you so much, Andrew & Ces! I'm in rather a spin these days & your kind comments help keep me going!