Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pop Caps & Pop Art XII

James Rosenquist's President Elect is the setting here making for a "Pop Trifecta". Pop caps, a pop icon and pop art all in one. There are subtle layers of meaning to the caps chosen for this piece, but I will leave that up to you to interpret.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pop Caps & Pop Art XI

Another painting utilizing a Warhol setting (Close Cover Before Striking 1962). I love the fact that his matchbook painting features a bottle cap and the playfulness of juxtaposing arch rivals Coke and Pepsi was irresistable.

Monday, June 18, 2012

I Love My Meeses to Pieces

Sophie, the stray that adopted us last spring, has more toys than I do. She absolutely goes bonkers over her meeses. She eventually reduces them to shreds and I have to buy her new ones. Here are a few on top of an old Seven-Up crate I got at a neighbor's yard sale.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Toast to the Ocean


This glass reminds me of the radiating rings of water when you drop a pebble into it. It's such a pretty, delicate shade of bluish green. I just love it. I think I will have to do more with it.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunflower Hat Trick

Monet, Van Gogh and me. It was great experience to try to interpret their oil paintings (as reproduced in books) in watercolor. The photo here loses the subtleties of the whites in the book pages and also washes out the lower petals of the sunflower, but it was the best I could do. I may try with a different scanner to see if I can get better results.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Clementine with Wesselmann

My friend Mary gave me Taschen's book on Pop Art for Christmas and as you can see, I'm having a bit of fun with it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sign Language I

Road signs are yellow and black for a reason. Studies have shown that its the most visible, attention getting color combination. Now, while I can't say that I love the proliferation of road signs ("Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind."), they do command my attention especially when they are graphic in nature juxtaposed against the soft landscape. This one seemed particularly strange.