My whimsical sculptures always start out so humble. The armatures (under skeleton) don’t look like much…after all, they’re made of plastic bottles, tape and the junk from my recycle bin. But give it some time and some homemade paper clay. Give it some sanding and drilling. Give it some paint and eventually, they transform into something fantastical and strange. These ones are called, Bunny Plantimals (plant + animals=plantimal). Now, they are for sale at the Jill McVarish Gallery in Astoria, OR. (I hope you enjoyed seeing the work in progress.)
This will be my 3rd year to participate in this Portland Art Museum fundraiser. Why do I keep doing the Monster Drawing Rally? Is it because it raises money for the children's art programs? Is it because it makes me feel a part of something bigger than myself? Or is it because I just have so much damn fun? Well, all of the above! But really, I just have never gone and had a bad time...and I cannot say that about many things.
And honestly....there's something magical about that evening for me.
I'll be drawing LIVE in the first hour from 6-7PM. You know I'll be excitedly anxious...or is that anxiously excited?. Afterward, I'll hope to mingle with my friends and family who came to watch me and to...of course....watch all the other great artists make live art in the next couple of hours. Let me know if you come by. I'd love to say hello to you.
- WHERE: Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon
- WHEN: Friday, July 13, 2018 6-9:30PM
- WHAT: Watch over 100 artists make art LIVE and sell it for only $35/piece
- WHY: Raise funds for children's art programs and to have a hell of a lot of fun!!!
I offer you only a couple blurry, badly photo'd images of the work in progress. Why? Because it's still top secret. Because I want to show you a sneak peek, but not give too much away. Because, yes, this is a bit of a tease. More sneak peeks to come of my secret solo show.
If you love amazing dance performances and winning luxurious prizes, you won't want to miss the NW Dance Project's Silent Auction and Golden Gala, this Saturday, May 12th, 2018. I mention it because...well, I love this dance troupe...and I'm supporting them by donating a custom retro portrait for their silent auction. During this deliciously decadent event, one lucky winner will get a beautiful portrait by me. Read more about it below.
Here's a little more work in progress on another haunted house lady drawings. I keep working on it...little by little.
I've been doing more work on those Haunted House Lady drawings. Here they are on my desk.