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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Geometric Paintings/Album Covers


Well I’m working on an album cover/logo for my friend’s band…

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All images copyright to Erin Scobey….all rights reserved. 2014

Sharpie on Porcelain


I made these special little gifties for Christmas this past year…seems like so long ago now. They are very simple to make…all you need is an idea.

Draw whatever your heart desires on a plate or mug with Sharpie marker. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 for 30 minutes, then leave the plates in the oven, turn the oven off and let them cool down.

I bought these plates from the Dollar Tree, which were really nice white plates with a little decorative border.


We have been eating off these and the images are still there…after several washes in the dishwasher.



We ended up keeping these plates for ourselves.


I made this plate for my sister-in-law who’s preggos expecting in February. I’m going to be an aunt!



And here are the Christmas mugs….

This Watership Down mug was for my step-dad.


I will say these were baked in the oven like all the others, however, something went wrong and they washed off in the dishwasher. I did observe my step-dad place his mug, after he used it, in a bowl of water to soak it, even though I explicitly said do not submerge in water, place on the top rack of the dishwasher only…regardless, I just drew everything back on for his and left the baking instructions. No one else has had this problem, so I think the key is…do not submerge in water!


Here’s the one I made for my younger sister.


And for friends below…


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Paintin’ on Canvases

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This is a quadriptych created the same day, working very quickly.  I wanted to get looser…and more mixed media-y.

Also, very influenced by Joann Greenbaum’s mixed media works…


Ample Round ScrumsRim Rams

diptych: “Ample Round Scrums” and “Rim Rams’

Too Many Links…

Here’s some helpful websites I’ve been using to try and title paintings and drawings.


This is a really fun title generator. Simply “mad libs style” add words associated with your work and it generates 10 possible titles. I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time titling…so this helps.

Below is an example of you’ll get:

Title One: ample tubes round careless scrums
Title Two: the careless your
Title Three: the work round ample tubes

Title One: constant lines toward crowded pulse
Title Two: my crowded moft
Title Three: my pink toward constant lines


How to find contemporary artists:


I just started clicking on the names to see their work. Found a lot of good things.



One of my favorite artists….and a really nice guy. I emailed him one time telling him how much his work had influenced me and he emailed me back and sent me a catalog of his retrospective.



One of my favorite new painters. I love this woman. Her work make me feel justified in everything I do. What a great feeling.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year, New Paintings

I would like to think of these as small studies for larger paintings.

“Silt Fence” , mixed media on wood, 2014

“Eclox” , mixed media on wood, 2014

“Will-o-the-Wisp” , mixed media on aquaboard, 2014
“Will-o-the-Wisp” details

“Dicarbon” ,mixed media on paper, 2014
“Vibronic Spectra 1” , mixed media on paper, 2014
“Vibronic Spectra 2” , mixed media on paper, 2014
“Vibronic Spectra 3” , mixed media on paper, 2014

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All images copyright @ Erin Scobey 2014.