cartoon: clearing

You can get a quality fine art print of this cartoon or its original here.Isn't it strange sometimes how what we normally think would be dangerous and what would be safe gets reversed? Our young woman has made a journey through the deep dark woods. She's finally come to a clearing. Should she leave the dark shelter of the forest and enter the clearing? She's not sure because she will expose herself to any potential threat. But if she is to persevere in her search she has no choice but to … [Read more...]

new graphite drawing: lake

Our young woman continues on her solitary journey towards her own courage and wholeness. She encounters a deep lake that she must cross before she can enjoy the comforts of home.Deep water is a prevailing symbol of the depths of our unconscious. We are instinctively afraid because we know we are going to encounter some darkness. But in order to grow and mature, we all have to overcome our fears and wade into it. And we will come out the other side with some serious questions... which we might … [Read more...]

winner & new drawing “branching”

I'm pleased to announce yesterday's FREEBIE FRIDAY winner: Barbara James of San Antonio, Texas. Congratulations Barb! The darling little charcoal drawing will be shipped out to you on Monday.I drew this one last night. This young woman continues on her journey towards her own liberation:It's graphite pencil, pen & ink and colored pencil on Arches 300 lb. coldpress cotton rag, measuring 2.5"x3.5" (ACEO). You can buy the original here or here.I'm calling her Sophia. … [Read more...]

new drawing “resonance”

This was commissioned. I rather like it. It is watercolor and ink on Arches 300lb h/p acid free cotton rag, measuring 2.5"x3.5".Some have asked that I make the woman curvier. Sorry, not this time. Commissions you know.Anyway, this woman continues to explore her freedom. It's sure to offend some. But she's spent so many years pleasing others that this new experience of pleasing herself is exhilarating. I'm calling her Sophia.Newsletter members: don't forget to take advantage of your 50% … [Read more...]

new drawing: “Surrender”

I drew one last week similar to this one which I named "Sliver". I took it into my gallery, Klausen's in Saint John, for him to hang for sale. But it sold before it even left my hand. Apparently these images are being talked about so I thought I would do another one similar, but with a full moon. I call this one "Surrender". It is drawn with black ink from a Pilot G-TEC-C4 pen on Arches 300 lb. hotpress acid-free cotton rag, and it measures 2.5"x3.5". I'm calling her Sophia.You can get fine … [Read more...]

Be Free

I call this "SLIVER". This was done with pen and ink (Pilot G-Tec-C4) on Arches 300lb hotpress acid-free cotton rag paper, 2.5"x3.5". I'm calling her Sophia.Another image of our young woman taking the risk of discovering and exercising her own freedom. It is night. With the sparseness of light. It is her courage and innate wisdom that guide her. Even if she doesn't find that for which she searches, there is immeasurable joy in the seeking. It will have been worth it.Get an affordable print … [Read more...]

Miniature “Tightrope”

I drew this tonight. It's in the same theme of the young woman on her adventure, this time tightrope walking over a black stream under the light of the moon. It is done with pen and ink and graphite pencil on Arches 300lb hotpress acid-free watercolor paper, measuring 2.5"x3.5" (ACEO). It delights me. I'm calling her Sophia. … [Read more...]

cartoon: “Wild”

This is drawn with pen and ink and graphite pencil on Strathmore heavy acid-free vellum. You can buy the original or a fine art print HERE. Even though I consider this image tastefully PG, I have made available a version of the fine art print with a dress on the young woman, courtesy Photoshop.Again, another image from the depths of my unconscious emerges. Obviously there is something going on with a deep urge to be free and to live with the consequences of this freedom. It has everything to … [Read more...]

cartoon: graphic illustration “Solitude”

Ink and graphite on Arches watercolor paper, 8"x10" (20cm x 25cm). You can buy the original or a fine art print of it HERE.This girl keeps appearing, emerging out of the depths of my unconscious. This drawing took so many hours with thousands of strokes. I really didn't have a plan, but this image unfolded before me.It has an eerie feel to it. But I also see, in the girl's vulnerability, an unusual strength. This describes graphically what I'm feeling right now. A bit lonely, surrounded by … [Read more...]

cartoon: home?

You can buy the original or a fine art print of this image here.I spent all weekend working on this piece that I call "Home?" I'm calling her Sophia. Notice a few things: there are no footprints in the snow leading to where she is standing. She is leaving the house far below. Is she turning to look one more time, or is she thinking of going back? We can faintly see someone standing in front of her home. She has left at night. She has left some behind.All these suggest that she left the … [Read more...]