I’ve been painting a lot this year.
Here’s a friend’s baby. She was born December 31st, 2012. She has my grandmother’s name.
My scanner does not do this piece justice.
January 5, 2014 at 5:50 am (watercolor on paper)
Tags: 2014, art, artist, arts, baby, brush, child, children, colorful, daughter, girl, hat, ink, paint, painter, painting, paper, parenting, portrait, watercolor
August 11, 2011 at 8:30 pm (photoshop, watercolor on paper)
Tags: blue, book, books, chapter, children, clouds, cover, dragon, fantasy, flame, fly, high, homes, house, illustration, ink, jennifer, kids, life, literature, making, mark, modern, monster, orange, paint, painting, sci fi, sky, town, tracy, watercolor, wings
June 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm (mural)
Tags: african american, art, Art Dorrington, artist, ashmen, Atlantic City, baseball, beautiful, board walk, children, culture, design, education, figures, historical, history, hockey, huge, interior, Jacob Lawrence, james, jen, jersey, Johanna Leseign, John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, monopoly, mural, museum, new jersey, northside, noyes, paint, painting, project, Sarah Spencer Washington, school, south, usry, wall
The mural at The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex in Atlantic City, NJ is the largest I’ve ever painted. It is approximately sixty feet long and ten feet high. Due to its dimensions, photographing the piece was particularly difficult.
This is my second mural in conjunction with Stockton’s Center for Community Schools. The mural was made possible by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, the Noyes Museum of Art, Lowe’s, and the Atlantic County Board of Education. Special thanks to the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey for aiding in the research process. The mural depicts Black history of Atlantic City. Sarah Spencer Washington, Jacob Lawrence, Art Dorrington, Johanna Leseign, John Henry “Pop” Lloyd, and James Usry are some of the figures included in the work.
Detail of Sarah Spencer Washington and Pop Lloyd:
Two eighth graders assisting with painting of Ms. America and the Convention Center:
Me, working during the early stages of the mural:
June 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm (mural)
Tags: acrylic, aquatic, art, artist, ashmen, Atlantic City, beauty, bubbles, children, community, eel, elementary, gulf, jashme, jen, knox, life, mural, new york, ocean, octopus, paint, painting, public, reed, school, sea, seahorse, stockton, wall, water
The aquatic mural at New York Avenue School is my first mural in conjunction with Stockton’s Center for Community Schools. The program is designed to bring art, culture, and life skills to the children of Atlantic City. Unlike my other work on this blog, the under water mural is not something I painted alone. The children of New York Avenue school aided in the design and painting of this mural. Their art teacher, Ms. Liz Parsons, also was a part of the ocean mural’s creation. Sharing the process of making a mural was a joy. The children learned a lot and have a wall in their school they can forever be proud of. Our finished coral reef is gorgeous.
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It’s been a long time since my first attempt at Photoshop coloring. This is my second attempt, and I have to admitt I’m quite happy with the result.
September 23, 2008 at 4:55 pm (ACEO, ink on paper, watercolor on paper)
Tags: ACEO, art, artist, ballet, buns, children, class, color, dance, girls, ink, life, music, paint, painter, pose, practice, prance, purple, shoes, stockings, tutu, watercolor
Most of my recent works posted have been black and white. Here’s an ACEO to pump up the vibrancy.
(Reminder: An ACEO is a portable piece of art whose only constraint is that it be the size of a playing card.)
And Five and Six and Seven and Eight. Ink, pen, watercolor paper, and matte board. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).