I’m very happy with the logo / icon tree I drew for the terebinth trilogy. It was a learning curve (ha!) to draw beautiful lines but I was able to keep the overall look in my own “style” of playful abandon.
I’ve started a new project with magazine paper, pencil and acrylic paint. It’s hands on messy fun and suits my style perfectly. I start with a 12″ x 12″ canvas board and cover it with a collage of analogous images that I think of as “what lies beneath.” I take that color scheme and paint over it with a color from the same family creating an abstract background. Keeping with the analogous from the base layer, I use the magazine paper to create these playful images. My current plan is to mount a collection so that they become part of a much larger piece. I have a story that I wrote that’s my inspiration for putting them all together. When I’m ready I’ll include with the piece.
Working on new styles of art
Leonia, New Jersey is an artist community. It’s full of painters, sculptors, musicians, vocalists, songwriters, writers, poets and actors. In the past two months I’ve met and made friends with many and find myself influenced to grow as an artist. I am learning new mediums and styles starting with abstract impressionistic sketches. I’ve brought this one into photoshop and played with it with beautiful results. I think my next step will be to sketch on canvas, with layers and acrylic wash.. Read More
Process of creating an iconic tree for the Terebinth Trilogy
Joy Sikorski and my friend Michael Silversher asked me to create the tree icon and logo for their new fiction novel and music project, the Terebinth Trilogy. It’s the story of two lovers in biblical time with the Terebinth tree as a central point of focus. I’m starting with freehand sketches. My goal is to find the right balance that “is” the tree from their story. Once we have the right tree, I will turn it into a digital, scalable logo. But for now… I get to play.