Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Murderclown

This is Murderclown

He is the product of unexpected inspiration. Tonight, for the first time, I will meet the gentlemen responsible for sticking this image in my head and I will give them their just reward.

Relax, it's a signed print for each of them. Geez.

Also, shhh! Don't snitch!

***Update***
Prints of Murderclown are now available on Etsy!


"Murderclown or 'the wasteland has eaten our beloved friends'"
© 2012 William H. Bowen. Acrylic and paper collage on paper
The original image measures 6 inches by 6 inches and is acrylic on on 140# Cold press watercolor paper.
"Murderclown or 'the wasteland has eaten our beloved friends' (Clown detail)"
© 2012 William H. Bowen. Acrylic and paper collage on paper
The text below (go on, click it!) was from a book about silver mining in Nevada and California in the mid-1800's. When I created the background for this piece I hadn't given any thought to its final form. During the process of creating "Murderclown," I found the text and used a bleaching technique to bring it forward from the layers of paint that had obscured it.
"... goddess of Discord flew over the sleeping ...
Lo! my brothers, sad is the hour when she glides...
...the wasteland has eaten our beloved friends...
The turf has sucked their blood.
They have been chewed and swallowed in that expanse of grass..."
"Murderclown or 'the wasteland has eaten our beloved friends' (text detail)"
© 2012 William H. Bowen. Acrylic and paper collage on paper

Friday, March 9, 2012

7, a sketch with a giraffe...

... something that I put on paper that was left over from something else...

"7 (sketch)" © 2012 William H. Bowen
Acrylic and paper collage on paper

sigil of the Cuddlah Army...

... some background art I did for a frienn.

*** Update ***
Prints of "sigil of the cuddlah army" are now available on Etsy!

"sigil of the cuddlah army"
© 2012, William H. Bowen,  Aquarelle pencil and acrylic on paper 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Circle Journals: Through the Looking Glass, Final

These are the final images for the Circle Journal: Through the Looking Glass project

"Through the Looking Glass" (side 1)
© 2012, William H. Bowen,  Acrylic and torn paper collage on paper

"Through the Looking Glass" (side 1, detail)
© 2012, William H. Bowen,  Acrylic and torn paper collage on paper 

"Through the Looking Glass" (side 2)
© 2012, William H. Bowen,  Acrylic and torn paper collage on paper 

"Through the Looking Glass" (side 2, detail)
© 2012, William H. Bowen,  Acrylic and torn paper collage on paper 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Circle Journals: Through the Looking Glass, Sketches

This project is another in the Multi-artist Journals series. The project specs required that I choose a random slip of paper and do a piece based on or encompassing the words. My slip of paper said "Through the Looking Glass."

Below are a couple sketches from the initial ideas phase of the project.

"sketch for looking glass #1," © 2012, William H. Bowen,  Aquarelle pencil on paper

"sketch for looking glass #2," © 2012, William H. Bowen,  Aquarelle pencil and Acrylic on paper

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Circle Journal: Things With Wings

This Circle Journal's subject was Things with Wings

"caw" © 2012, William H. Bowen,  Acrylic on paper 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Another clown...

... just something I'm working through I guess.

"clown," © 2011 William H. Bowen, Acrylic on paper
"clown" (detail) © 2012, William H. Bowen,  Acrylic on paper 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Inspiration...

... sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest places.

For instance, the image below was inspired by a podcast I listen to, Walking the Room, hosted by Greg Behrendt and Dave Anthony

"#C4FknL," © 2011, William H. Bowen, Acrylic on paper