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. $45  

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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