NEW tHINGS I'M WORKING ON, WHERE MY WORK IS SHOWING AND OTHER ART RELATED THINGS
CHRISTMAS CARD 2017
Update December 24, 2017
NEW KALEIDOSCOPE DESIGNS
Update July 20, 2017
Four new kaleidoscope designs.
Update July 17, 2017
NEW GREETING CARD SAMPLES
I've created several new greeting card designs. They can be seen (and purchased) at The Quillin - Stephens Gallery.
Update July 7, 2017
NEW LOGO AND GREETING CARD DESIGNS
Here is a new logo design I've been working on and some new greeting card samples.
Update March 22, 2017
ANOTHER SET OF VARIATIONS
Another set of five variations.
Update March 14, 2017
VARIATIONS ON A THEME
These five designs were created with the same background images, with just a little tweaking to give each one a different look. This series kind of remind me of stained glass.
Update March 9, 2017
MORE NEW DESIGNS
Update February 25, 2017
Don't have a name for this and I'm not sure it's a completed project yet but, here it is.
Update February 17, 2017
Update February 11, 2017
MORE DIGITAL ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
Here's a few more digital abstracts.
Update February 9, 2017
DIGITAL ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM
These new designs are a combination of both photo collage and digital illustration. I wanted to create something that had the feel of a painting and the look of abstract art. You can see more on the Digital Creations page.
Update February 8, 2017
MORE OF THE NEW DESIGNS
More image from the New Design category. There are more of them on the Digital Illustration page.
Update June 17, 2016
New Robot and old robot redesign
Created a new robot and reworked the older designs with new backgrounds. One these was posted before, but here are all four designs together.
Update May 3, 2016
Although these designs could certainly be included with the kaleidoscopes and mandalas they are a bit different. They are all created from designs that began in Adobe Illustrator and only afterwards were they brought in to Photoshop to edit the and enhance the color. You can see more of them on the Digital Illustration page.
Update March 10, 2016
Poster and postcard designs for up coming show
My designs for the poster and postcard for my gallery showing at Mas Art in April.
Update February 26, 2016
This April I have a gallery showing at Mas Art in Las Cruces, NM (more details on that coming soon). I'll have some larger doodles framed and a few smaller ones shrink wrapped. These three designs are part of the shrink wrapped set.
Update February 5, 2016
Mandala Squares Black & White
I've started a new series of mandala squares. Unlike my other designs which used photo collage, the background images for this series were created in Illustrator then brought into Photoshop to collage together. I'm calling them mandalas to distinguish them from the photo designs. I've created both color and black & white designs. Here are a few of the b & w, there's more on the Kaleidoscope page. I also added detail images on some of the designs.
Update January 29, 2016
Just for fun I reworked one of my robot illustrations.
Update January 27, 2016
Black & White Photography
I added a new page of black & white Photography. Here are a few images. There's more to be seen on the new black & white photography page.
Update November 21, 2015
For this series of designs I took kaleidoscopes I’d already made and, copied, rotated, resized, layered, filtered, blended, etc. them in Photoshop. I wanted them square so they would have something of a mandala feel to them. I'm posting just a few here. You can see more designs from this series on the Kaleidoscopes page.
Update August 9, 2015
Two new digital illustrations: Abstracts
Just finished two new abstract digital illustrations. You can find these in more detail on Behance. Just follow the link.
Update August 2, 2015
New digital abstract illustration
Another abstract design created in Illustrator.
New/old black & white face design
This is a reworking of a design. It just didn't seem finished, or detailed enough. I reworked the hair and the background and now it feels finished to me.
Update July 6, 2015
More new Kaleidoscopes
Two new kaleidoscopes both created from photos of a rusty old truck and cactus flowers.
To see how I created this kaleidoscope head over to my Behance page. Just click the link below.
Update July 1, 2015
new kaleidoscope designs
I finally had time to get some new wildflower and cactus flower photos. I used California poppy, Iris, Mexican hat and prickly pear cactus blooms to make these three kaleidoscopes.
Update June 15, 2015
New Black & White Digital Illustration
Update June 8, 2015
Another black & white digital illustration
I created the background design a while back, at the time I didn't have a use for it. It worked great as a background for this new portrait.
Update May 8, 2015
The Color of Rust
This is just a few images from a series of photographs of a rusty old truck. The complete series can be seen on the Rust & Wood page.
Update May 3, 2015
I created this advanced illustrator poster for a typography course I'm taking.
Update April 18, 2015
New digital illustrations
I've been working on some abstract designs in Illustrator. Here's four of them.
Update April 17, 2015
Up coming show
I'll have a piece in the Monumental show at West End Art Depot. It's an exhibit to celebrate the Organ Mountain - Desert Peaks National Monument. This is the show poster (not my design).
Update April 9, 2015
Another Black & White Portrait
This time I tried to give the face and background less of digital look and more of a hand drawn, hand inked feel.
Update March, 10 2015
Thunderstorm over the organ mountains
I'm not much of a photographer but, I watched this thunderstorm developing over the mountains and had to see if I could get some decent shots of it. Here is the same image in black & white and in color.
Update March 6, 2015
DACC Student Art Show at West End Art Depot in April
This is the official flyer for the show (not my design). I'll be showing two, new to the public, pieces in this show. Please come by and see all the great student art work.
Update February 28, 2015
Black & White & Crazy
Or maybe that should be Black & White & Pollock, anyway here is another black and white digital illustration.
Update February 26, 2015
Black & White & Paisley
A new image (based on an old image). Both the face and the paisley design were created with Adobe Illustrator. I'm planning on having this on exhibit at the DACC Creative Media Technology Student Art Show at the West End Art Depot this upcoming April. I'll post more details on that as soon as I have them.
Update February 21, 2015
Poster Design for Typography Class/Play
This is a poster I designed for an upcoming play and for a typography class I'm taking. This isn't going to be the official poster but, I wanted to show it off anyway.
Update February 19, 2015
Update February 12, 2015
More Doodle Progress
Update January 22, 2015
Another doodle started
Update January 14, 2015
Doodle two larger image
Update January 12, 2015
new doodle two finished
Update December 25, 2014
New Doodle two update two
Two images representing drawing on days four, five & six
Update December 19, 2014
New Doodle two progress
Drawing day two
Drawing day three
Update December 15, 2014
I've started a series of new Doodle drawings. Here is the first one. It's 15" x 22". I have another one in the works and I'll post it when it's finished.
Update November 5, 2014
Sally Quillin and Mike Stephens at the 2014
Las Cruces Renaissance arts Faire
Sally and Mike of the Quillin-Stephens Gallery had a booth at this years Renaissance Arts Faire.
I designed a post card for my kaleidoscope prints. Prints are now available at the Quillin-Stephens Gallery.
Update October 16, 2014
DACC CMT POSTER DESIGN
I designed this poster for the DACC Creative Media Technology department for an advanced digital video production course offered in spring 2015. Thanks once again to Matt Byrnes and also Stephen Osborn for the work and experience.
Update October 2, 2014
MORE OLD FARM EQUIPMENT IMAGES
I'm thinking about calling the series Rust and Wood. Four of them are at the frame shop now. I should have them up in the Quillin-Stephens Gallery late October early November.
DACC GOLF POSTER PROJECT
Sponsor thank you poster created for the DACC planning and developing office (thank you Kristi Martin and Matt Byrnes) for the 12th annual golf tournament. It was printed 24" x 36" and displayed at the tournament. It also appeared in print and online in the Las Cruces Bulletin September 26 edition. It can still be viewed online at the Las Cruces Bulletins website.
Me standing next to some framed kaleidoscopes at the Quillin-Stephens Gallery. On display through the month of October.
Update August 26, 2014
Here are four more kaleidoscope images. I should have five of them framed and ready for view at the Quillin-Stephens Gallery the first week of September.
Update August, 23 2014
OLD FARM EQUIPMENT AND PHOTOSHOP
I don't have a name for this series yet. I like photographing old rusted out farm equipment, truck, cars etc. I was playing around in Photoshop with some of my old farm equipment photos, here are some of the results.
I've printed a few and hope to have them at the Quillin-Stephens Gallery late September or October for the First Friday Ramble.
Three new kaleidoscope images.
Update August 12, 2014
Finally some new images to post. Sorry for the long delay. My latest project is kaleidoscope images created in Photoshop. Believe it or not they are all organic (plant, mineral, metal and sky) photos. I'm always looking for textures to photograph and new ways to incorporate them into my work - if you look closely you might see tree stumps or yucca spikes, seed pods, flowers, rock textures or sunsets.
I just printed some and I'm having them framed. They should be ready for the next First Friday Ramble in September. The detail doesn't downsize as well as I'd like, but if you want to see them full size look for them at the Quillin-Stephens Galley in September.
Update July 3, 2014
Hanging new work at the Quillin-Stephens Gallery for the July First Friday Ramble. I'm hanging images from the change of scenery series next to my Illustrator faces and still life.
Update May 5, 2014
I had to create a handmade book for the final project in my Print Media 3 class. These are the cover, introduction, poem and inside images I created for the project. The introduction explains the idea behind it and I wrote the poem for the project.
Once (or if) I get the booklet back from my instructor I may post photos of it. That may not be til next semester - in the fall.
Update April 1, 2014
NEW DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
Just finished another digital illustration.
Update March 31, 2014
NEW BANNER FOR QUILLIN-STEPHENS GALLERY
DESIGNED BY MIKE STEPHENS
Mike Stephens of the Quilllin-Stephens Gallery has created a new banner and website for the gallery.
Click on the banner to visit the galley website.
STILL LIFE UPDATE
I've finished a blue bottle and purple tulip for my new still life. Still working on ideas for the background and other objects to put in it. I'll keep posting updates.
Update March 29, 2014
NEW DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
I started this sometime last fall, just found the the time to finish it this past week. I have another one in the works, I hope it doesn't take as long to finish it. I'll post my progress as I have time to work on it.
I'm also working on a new still life and again I'll try to keep you posted on the progress.
DOODLE GREETING CARDS
I've created some greeting cards from my Doodles. I have five or six designs ready. You can see them at the Quillin-Stephens Studio & Gallery 317 N. Main (behind the Coas Bookstore) in Las Cruces, NM. I should have some there for the next First Friday Ramble April 4.
You can always see my work at the Quillin-Stephens Studio & Gallery. Their hours are, Thursday & Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. And the First Friday Ramble 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
UP COMING EVENT
I'll have two large pieces in the DACC/Creative Media Technology Student Art Show. The opening reception is Friday April 4, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
Please note: This is my own flyer design. I didn't have a copy of the official flyer.