February 21, 2011
Getting to work on some ink and watercolor illustrations for a new edition of a textbook.
I gave permission for a number of my ink and watercolor images to be used as illustrations for a textbook on public speaking several years back. “Public Speaking, Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society” 6th edition had a number of my works in it. Apparently it’s time for a seventh edition! I have been speaking with Clella Jaffe, the author and a colleague and friend of mine here at work, and decided to do some illustrations including the cover special for her (before she exclusively used imagery that I already have). It’s fun diving back into doing watercolors after being away from that media for a while.
Here is an image of me plugging away in the studio on some of the pieces I’m doing for her. The large red image on the right is the front cover in process. I’ll show you the finished results when they’re good to go.
February 15, 2011
"On The Street Where You Live" Tim Timmerman, oil on wood and assemblage, 22"x22"4" 2010
An image showing you light behind the rods that shows you their variety of colors.
On October 4th I put up a post regarding this piece. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to take a good photo of it. Here’s a better one than the first.
This work was created in collaboration with a local show that dealt with rendering trees in our fair little town. The tree at the top of the image is based on a loopy old tree a block down the street from me that I walk by almost daily. The image on the left is actually a graph of my street, the glass rods indicate the placement of the trees (there are actually three different colors of rods, each depending on the size of the tree). My house is second to the bottom on the left in the graph. I own a scotty dog, that does like to bark at the local squirrels, referenced by the assemblage on the right. And yes, like any neighborhood worth its salt, kids like to play on and around the street as found in the central sewn image that I adjusted for my use.
Go say “hi” to your neighbors….
February 12, 2011
Some folks contemplating the work.
Well, thank you to all of you that made it to the University of Portland reception last Thursday. A special nod of thanks to Lauri and Shanon who put together the reception. It was absolutely wonderful.
I took the exhibition down yesterday, and was touched by many of the kind comments made about the show. Thanks for coming out and supporting the arts!
Kathy Farmer and grand baby checking out the art. All photos courtesy A.J. Allen
Me chatting with my friend and artist, Ann Thompson.
What does it all mean?
February 10, 2011
"The Man Underwater" approx 6" x11", 2001, private collection AZ
Another one of the colored pencil drawings. We all have a part of ourselves that in a sense functions as a vehicle for our hearts, feelings, and history. Here, at least in part, is a visual translation of that element within me from ten years ago.
February 3, 2011
"The Head" colored pencil on paper, 2001, approx 8"x7", private collection AZ
And here is yet another one of the self-reflective colored pencil drawings. Do you have a part of you that runs the show, keeps things in order, and works to negotiate all the ins and outs of life? This is what mine looks like…..
Hope you be good.