Friday, October 23, 2015

Snow and Evergreens

Detail from untitled sketch 36x48", ©HonorMarks 2015
Not sure if this guy will end up being shown, but when I'm not wiping bottoms and cleaning up boo-boos I am still out there exploring this soulful mysterious world we live in (actually the bottoms and boo-boos are part of the soulful and mysterious, too, but a little less majestic.)

Detail from untitled underpainting, oil on canvas 36x48", ©HonorMarks 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Do small things with great love

Marigold, 36x36”, oil on canvas, $3600
Marigold.
The common flower often overlooked in our gardens, upon closer inspection, turns out to be unfurling with such glorious color and spiraling gold-dipped petals that she puts the rose to shame.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Alma Mater


Sunset in Sewanee

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”  -Roald Dahl


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mistletoe

Mistletoe, 3x9", oil on canvas, $325

Revered by the Celts (who are said to have harvested it by moonlight with a golden scythe), mistletoe is associated with modern Christmas celebrations. Although it is poisonous to humans and pets, mistletoe is an important winter food source and habitat for birds and increases biodiversity in the habitats of the host plant.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Midas Touch

24 karat gold leaf
Occasionally I have the great good fortune to work with other artists doing fantastical things in historic homes downtown. This was one of those days.

Restoration by Karl Smith's Stencilsmith.