Here is the remainder of my works that I photographed recently with my new camera to record for my original art archives. I thought that I would post them on my blog for you to look at.
The first is called "Lilacs" and I painted this watercolor and India ink in high school (click to enlarge).
I recall not being particularly impressed with it at the time, but looking back I am amazed at the tiny gradients that I accomplished in the vase. It was all done freehand and I know that I could not reproduce this effect right now. I just had that fine analytical touch that later served me very well in the lab.
The next one is "Neral Images" and is a pen and India ink contour drawing of my first Siamese cat, a Lynx point that I named after a fragrant straight chain organic chemical (an aldehyde), Neral, that I did in 1984. (I only knew about Neral, the chemical, because I studied it as component of an alarm pheromone of Achanthomyops claviger in college, an amber ant that my professor and I collected.)
When I met Sean and moved in with him he had all of these great art supplies because he was an architect. I was over the moon, I was so happy. He told me to help myself and I did. He had two tables in his home office, one for drafting and one for working. I used the drafting table for my artwork. I quickly absconded with his rapidograph pens. He had tons of paper for them, but eventually I used this up and had to buy more.
Then, in a prophetic move, I discovered pointillism. My first efforts were both in color and in black and white. Here is an early color effort of a frog that I gave up on when I became bored.
Here is a red and white bubble eye stargazing goldfish from the April 1973 issue of National Geographic Magazine that featured an article on goldfish done in Pentel color pens, followed by the cover of the magazine.
Unfortunately, I know from experience that the reddish and orange colors will fade when exposed to sunlight.
Here is a self portrait done in India ink. I used a mirror to accomplish this work.
Finally, here are two red and white bubble eye stargazing goldfish from National Geographic Magazine done in watercolor and pen and India ink. I wish I had dated this and signed it because it is a beautiful work and I would love to know when I did it. Do enlarge it to see the details. The colors are beautiful.
These are all of the works that I will include when I do a show in the fall or winter. I am going to have to do plenty of framing before then! Any ideas on how to do framing on the cheap???