Monday, January 19, 2009

Playing with an Amazon Store

NOTE:  It was a good run while it lasted, but Amazon cut loose their Missouri Associates. store any more!

I've been wanting to do an Amazon store for some time, where I could recommend books and other goodies--art, nature, creativity, art marketing, and yes, even cooking, since we've been doing the "Starving Artists in the Kitchen" series on my original blog, here: So I decided to keep my original layout--the one I use here!--and tweak it to show books (and more, of course!)

If you click on the image, it will get big enough to see, I think. Let me know what you think?

The store is now online at'm having a blast adding my favorite art books in addition to my own work--as I get the chance, I'll write brief reviews to tell you why I recommend this particular selection of books!

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Poorhouse Road"

"Poorhouse Road"
watercolor on cold pressed archival paper
5" x 7"

This little painting would go very well with some of the ACEOs listed earlier, in an arrangement on your wall.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Chicken of the Woods Fungus" nature study-SOLD

"Chicken of the Woods Fungus"
nature study
watercolor on archival cold-pressed paper
9" x 12"

This autumn fungus appeared at the base of a tree across the creek from my cabin. When the sun struck it, it ws as if a light had been turned on, or a fire kindled! I had to gather my art supplies and go paint it, where it grew. I worked quickly, before the light changed!

Notes of the day make this a true field study.

Every effort is made to capture the color correctly in the scan, but in this case it proved more of a challenge than my scanner is up to. The true color is much more pure yellow and orange against that dark, moist earth...

SOLD to a good home, and thank you!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"Beauty and the Beast"
collage and ink
off-white pebble-textured mat,
gold frame
8" x 10"

The image of the princess and her beast is from a 19th Century book of fairy tales;
the text is my own

"Beauty and the Beast
in imagination if not in fact--

He, so strong and strange,

as if another species entire--

And we, so fair and frail

and yet, somehow... Mistress"


This one is framed and glazed as you see above; it will be insured to ship to you.


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