Friday, June 27, 2014

Blending In by Standing Out

I was looking around at art websites and when I do that I start comparing myself to them and I start thinking "Damn I wish I drew that good" ... and other thoughts like that. Then I got my paper and paints in line and started creating. As I threw the paint on the page I began thinking about how if I drew like them then I wouldn't be drawing like me. And how can you stand out by drawing just like someone else ... you can't. You eventually blend in while trying to stand out.
So ... I keep going along my path ... drawing and writing and creating the only way I can.

This piece has an image area of 8x11 inches, mostly watercolor and a bit of ink on 300lb cold pressed watercolor paper. It's up for auction for 48 hours with the starting bid at $30 ... or you could buy it now by going to my store.

3 stories

Every story has more than 1 side ... and when dealing with 3 people there's often 3 stories. His, hers and the truth. At least that's how it is in my house when my kids fight with each other.
This image is based on one of those fights, and the eventual time outs that everyone recieved. I never did learn the truth about who started it.
Starting bid on this one is $20 - leave your bid in the comments or go here to buy it now:

I'm continuing to list my artworks for sale and auction. The auctions last for about 24 hours, when they end the highest bidder in the comments wins it, or if there are no bids I close the auction and it remains for sale in my shop.

Deaths Mask

Over the last couple weeks I've been exploring muted colors and bold lines. This a skull I painted a few days back and I call it Deaths Mask. It's looking to the future as am I, wondering where my art is leading.

I'm going to sell it in a 24 hour auction with a starting bid of $20. If you want to bid on it, leave a comment below with your bid. If you want to buy it now its available here:

Friday, June 13, 2014

elder gods

I would never have guessed that an elder god would look so... kitteny?
Another 13 word story by +Jim Cavera 
The elder god looks a little  more cartoony than I originally intended ... I blame it on the kids and their constant redonkulousness.

story 4 of the 13 word story series

This one is pretty clear ... written by +Jim Cavera 

13 word story #3

The knife glinted in the moonlight. Eyes closed, she never felt the blade.
Another 13 word horror story for this full moon Friday the 13th
This one is written by Karen Schumacher


Feast upon the flesh of the living.
Let the slaughter begin.

This is the second 13 word story painting, also written by me and also with the words as part of the image. Doing that is an art form in and of itself, and something I will learn to do better.

guidance -- the first of a series of 13 word stories

My dark companion
Forever at my side
Guiding me
Towards the inevitable

This is the first painting based on the first 13 word story. This story was written by me and I thought it would be clever to put the words in the painting. It's harder to do than I thought.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

13 paintings based on 13 different 13 word stories for friday the 13th

For tomorrow I want to unleash 13 different paintings based on 13 different 13 word stories. Do you have what it takes to write a 13 word story/poem that is somehow based in horror or terror? There doesn't have to be zombies in your story but a zombie might still be drawn. You can tell a story that actually tells a story, or creates a mood, whatever.
If you want to participate, just write your story in the comments and I'll choose the 13 I like best.