Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Faerie Archer

"I am the Archer and I protect the forest from those who may harm her."

Monday, May 26, 2008


In the Arthurian Tales Morgana, Arthur's half sister is portrayed as an evil sorceress. Was she evil or did she just refuse to do the bidding of men? I gave her a fleur de lis because it was a common decoration in medieval times and the knotted pentagrams to represent her connection with magic. Though the Arthurian Tales are a part of Celtic mythology, they are believed to be from Wales.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wood Nymph

I did buy a new Epson Perfection v500 photo scanner. So far I'm really happy with it. Here is a wood nymph I drew with pencil and then watercolored. Here's what I wrote about her after I drew her:

She looks at me from my subconscious. She's passionate yet full of trickery. She says, " I will protect you. I reside in you and have guided all of your decisions since you found me. "

I'm not sure what it means really, but what can you say about faeries?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Animal Art

My brother created these pen and ink drawings fifteen years ago. There are more in the set, I just haven't scanned them yet. I tried to photograph them but they didn't come out well so today I will buy yet another tech device, a scanner. I am starting an art card business here in Portland, so I'm going to print out the set of ten. I bought these from him years ago to put on T-shirts when I was a silk screener. I never did though. I think they'll make great cards.
Here is a cool horse that I used the camera to capture. As you can see it added pink. I did download a 30 day trial of photo shop, but am just learning how to use it.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Goddess Amaterasu

Amaterasu, goddess of the sun in Japanese mythology, was a beautiful and compassionate goddess who ruled both the sun and the heavenly fields of rice that fed the Japanese people. I used my son's beautiful girlfriend, Yasasha, as a model because she seems so much like this goddess. Her mother who grew up on Okanawa, graciously wrote Amaterasu in calligraphy for me to paint onto her Kimono.