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Started Nov 2, 2009
Started Sep 27, 2009
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Essex II Nov 4, 2008.
This caricature was commissioned by the owner of Mr. B's Cigar Box (Avon, IN).
This watercolor painting was done, en plein air, in Avon, Indiana at the first Arts of Indiana event. I was fortunate enough to win a purchase prize for it that day and it is now owned by the town of Avon and is on display in that town's civic center.
This work, titled We Won't Work Without Words, was initially commissioned by InTake Magazine (now Indy.com, The Magazine) for their lounge at one of the Oranje evenings (Oranje is an annual one night festival of art and music). It now resides in the downtown offices of Indy.com, The Magazine.
This watercolor and ink work is of one of my favorite places in the world. It is of an old fishing "lodge" on a deserted island called Ship Channel Cay in the Bahamas chain of islands called Exumas. The cay is now leased to an excursion company called Powerboat Adventures out of Nassau, Bahamas. If you are ever in Nassau, this all day excursion is a must-do. I make this trip annually and it has virtually become a tropical pilgrimage. One member of my family even said this trip is looked forward to every year with a Christmas Day- like anticipation.
"Artist Peter Max in Indy". This is a rubbing I created of one of the art influences from my Jr. High and High School years. Max seemed to drop out of sight for many years, then I was reintroduced to his work at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. When Max had an exhibit at a local Indianapolis art gallery a few years ago, I was lucky enough to attend the opening, talk to him a little bit, get his autograph and take a picture of him lecturing to the crowd. It was inevitable that I would do an expression inspired by that evening.
When my wife said she was getting me a corn-h*** game, I told her I wanted the boards blank so I could put my own designs on them. After thinking about how I wanted to cover the white boards I came up with a design that both of us liked.
Torn Between Two Loves. 5"x 7". 2008. Prismacolor on paper rubbing. I like to somehow include some humor in many of my works. This one is an expression iinspired by conversations I've heard many people have on the sports shown. Trying to do things a little differently, I've arranged for this work to be available for sale in a venue different from others I've used in the past. It's priced it very low too! To find out more copy & and paste the address below (it's a long address so highlight & drag cursor into the color side-bar) and go to:
View of Mississinewa Lake from the Frances Slocum Picnic Shelter. gouache on illustration board. Done en plein air during Labor Day weekend while on a camping trip. Sometimes one just wants to get out of town, go camping and get away from it all. Evidently, on Labor Day weekend, EVERYONE wanted to get away from it all and go camping! Nevertheless, a quiet, secluded spot was found and some time for painting was enjoyed.
Drawing caricatures at the "Welcome Bash" Franklin College hosts annually (on campus) is a lot of fun. Doing caricatures at special events in Marion and surrounding counties is something I really enjoy doing. I do them at private parties, corporate events, collegiate events, in my booth at Oranje and even high school post-proms. One can't help but meet a wide range of interesting people when doing caricatures and it is always... yes ALWAYS... fun interacting with them.
Doing caricatures of two Franklin College Students.
The happy caricatured college couple.
Nervous... Paint Red, 5"x 7", prismacolor rubbing on paper.
Dr. John, Veterinarian (and photographer) at the recent Indiana Veterinary Medical Associations convention in Indianapolis. I served as their caricaturist and here Dr. John shows his caricature.
When organizations book their conventions or meetings, their guest will want something to take home with them. That's where I come in. I provide caricaturing... with a twist. I not only draw cartoons of people, but my work also spotlights the event / occasion that brought them to their gathering location. When these visitors go home after their visit, they take home with them a memento that reminds them of the good time they had in the convention / meeting / trade show city because I…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2013 at 12:37pm
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I was so humbly honored to be included in Mr. Ivie's blog that I just HAD to share it here. Though one can…Continue
Posted on March 2, 2013 at 8:48pm
Yes, it's still a couple of months away but bagpipers are busy right now arranging their weekend to best serve those that want their rousing, good time, music to fill the air.
As a bagpiper myself I'm currently booking bagpiping gigs for the coming St. Patrick's Day weekend 2013. St. Pat's falls on a Sunday this year so that turns the celebration into a whole weekend. The parade in Indianapolis will be on Friday March 15 as…Continue
Posted on January 8, 2013 at 1:27pm