Monday, March 31, 2014

Little Tree in the Wind

This was intended to be a little throwaway piece, but it came out quite well.

Little Tree in the Wind, 2014, acrylic on cardboard, 7" x 6.5" approx.

Forgotten Idol

I've always been fascinated with the idea of ruins & lost civilizations, & this is a theme that runs through my work from time to time.

Forgotten Idol, 2014, acrylic on cardboard, 20.5" x 14.5" approx.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Darkness Rising

Another new piece on cardboard...we bought some shelves recently, & I like to recycle...

Darkness Rising, 2014, acrylic on cardboard, 20.5" x 19" approx.

Across the Fields of Night

This is a small painting done on a scrap of cardboard. Sometimes the best pieces come really easily & are very simple...I think this may be one of those...

Across the Fields of Night, 2014, acrylic on cardboard, 11.5" x 6.5" approx.

Walk Like a Ghost

The snow has melted in the rain & now the path to my studio is clear, so I've been spending some time on new work. The first one is below...

Walk Like a Ghost, 2014, acrylic on cardboard, 20" x 16" approx.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Beyond the Dreams of Angels

Well, for the past week or two, I've been recovering from minor surgery, & all I have to say on that is that if minor surgery is so painful, I don't want anything to do with major surgery, if I can help it...

Here is a new pen drawing to try & help with the healing process:

Beyond the Dreams of Angels, 2014, pen on paper, 16.5" x 14".

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Poppy update

(above, an illustration from Poppy)

A year or two back, I did some illustrations for a children's/young adult book called Poppy. The project came to me out of the blue, as it were, & I hadn't illustrated a book of this kind before. The publication is currently only available as an e-book, I believe, but continues to be translated into other languages. Here is an email I recently received from the publisher, which may be of interest to readers of this blog:

We are Penny-A-Page Marketing and we have produced books which are on Amazon (Kindle Edition), Barnes & Nobel (Kook Edition) and Google (Kobo Editions) (among others).

The purpose of this e-mail is one particular book we would like to market; perhaps with your on-line site. 

The book is a coming of age book for younger audiences called Poppy written in both English and Irish Gaelic. 

We recently translated it into Irish Gaelic, actually on St.Patrick's Day here in the U.S. and would like to reach the Irish Gaelic folks in Ireland.

I've enclosed the two covers, the Irish Gaelic and English with a samples of excerpts of the book descriptions.

If you are interested, please e-mail me your requirements. 

You may also review these on the sites with these urls and we would like to stay within the same price parameters.
Sharlene D Irwin, CEO Penny-A-Page Marketing

below: preview of the e-book:

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

RO and the Soul of Ice

The latest in the collaboration with Tim Lowly in Chicago, The Book of Souls. We are probably winding up this collaboration quite soon. Stay tuned for more images.

RO and the Soul of Ice, 2014, Ayton (artwork) & Lowly (digital remixing).

Sunday, March 02, 2014

DLH and the Ship of Souls

The latest addition to my ongoing collaboration with Tim Lowly who is in Chicago. The finished version of The Book of Souls (as it is called) is intended to be around 33 portraits with accompanying images. I think we maybe have around 18 done at this point...

DLH and the Ship of Souls, 2014, drawing & painting (Ayton) & digital manipulations (Tim Lowly).

Studio in the Snow

In case anyone's wondering why I haven't been posting much recently, here is one very good reason...I can't actually get into my studio right now, on account of the foot or two of snow between the house and the barn/studio. Due to drifting & snow falling off of the roof, the amount of frozen snow in front of the main door in the center of the photo is probably over 3 feet...I'm hoping the thaw comes soon...