Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Portrait Studies

Annika, Gesture Studies, Watercolor Crayons and Water, 24 x 18
From our model days at Kamillia's Studio. These are 5 - 10 min. studies.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New Silk Prayer Shawl

Tree of Life, Oranges, 22 x 70, Hand-Painted Silk Tallit
(Jewish Prayer Shawl)
Detail below (click either image for a larger view)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Peace any way you look at it, #1

Peace (Up and Down), 11 x 60, Hand-painted Silk
This is actually the first silk piece of this design, it preceded the rainbow version by some months. Here's a fun fact to know and tell: a word or words that are the same upside-down and right-side-up are called ambigrams. Not to be confused with palindrones, something of which my father is an expert. His creation for my second son: Sail, Elias!

My father adds the following:

Two points please,

1. Ambigrams were celebrated in 1961, of course.
2. The first son's palindrome is more elaborate providing you accept CA for California:
Did Isaac nix a tax in CA as I did?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Geometric Scarves

Geometric Scarves, 11 x 60 each, hand-painted silk