Friday, May 22, 2015

Inspiration / Two New Pieces

In December of last year I moved my studio into ACME Art Studios here in Wilmington, NC.
ACME provides studio spaces for 22 artists who work in a variety of mediums and styles. Painters
have studios next sculptures, a paper artist across the hall from a photographer etc., etc.,

One artist with whom I felt an immediate common thread with was Karen Paden Crouch.
Her sculptures seemed to share various influences I draw from, primarily early turn of the century
children's book illustrators such as Rackham, HJ Ford and others.
In November of this year Karen and I will be featuring works which play off of each other.
This is a little preview...two works on paper I did this week. The images are inspired by Karen's
work. More of her work can be seen at www.karenpadencrouch.com 


These are done in ink, watercolor, graphite and gesso. I have also included a b&w version as well as versions I colored in photoshop using simple screens. Please click to enlarge.






Saturday, January 31, 2015

Artist-in-Residence / Erie Art Museum Show

I just finished spending four days at The Erie Art Museum as an artist-in residence, creating work live in the Bacon Gallery portion of the museum. On the fourth day, January 30th we had an opening featuring the pieces which were for sale, with part of the proceeds going to the museum. Also featured was the amazing installation of Pittsburgh artist "Ian Brill." If you are not familiar with his work, you must check it out. Simply fantastic!!
I will put up another post with links etc.,. I am currently at the Philly airport and just wanted to take the time to post some images, say thanks again to all the staff at the Erie Art Museum and all you amazing people who attended the show and who have supported me over the years. It was great visiting, creating and catching up. Cheers!
 Please click on images to enlarge.















Monday, January 12, 2015

Suite of Ink & Monoprints

This is a suite I completed last week. Done using the method of monoprint ( oils applied to glass then transferred to paper) along with ink. The beauty of monoprints is that every one is different and you never know how it's going to come out exactly. I plan on doing many more.

The originals and prints are available. If interested please e-mail me at markweber2@gmail.com

Please click on image to enlarge.








Thursday, January 8, 2015

Birds & Flowers

Happy 2015!  Here are some new bird and flower pieces. And one strange Mickey Mouse type of character.
Ink, watercolor and acrylic on cardboard. All measuring 9 x 12.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Paintings

Shown here are some new paintings which I finished this past week. It feels great to be working in oils again after a very long time. I have also completed "The Dinner Party" which I featured as a sketch in my previous post. I have decided on re-naming it "A Toast to the King" after adding his highness' head on the platter.
Also shown are various detail shots which I thought you might enjoy.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Preliminary Sketch / New Studio

This is a preliminary sketch for a piece I am currently naming "The Dinner Party".
Also shown is a colored version which I did in photoshop, basically just laying flat color
over certain areas. Not sure if I will follow this palette when going to final art but it was still fun to explore.
Please click on image to enlarge.


In other news, I just received news today that my space at ACME Art Studios , located here in Wilmington, NC is ready for me to move into. I am very excited about this and will start moving
in by the end of the week or even sooner.
Also, my new website is coming together. Here is the link     www.markweberart.com
If you are interested in purchasing prints, framed or otherwise, please go to www.society6.com/markweber  They do a great job and the prices are fantastic!

Enjoy!