Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Comet Skies

Comet Skies, drawing by jude cowell 2008.

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Large Disappointed Audience

Here is a full view of A Large Disappointed Audience, a drawing in honor of the Sabian Symbol for '28 Aries.'

In his book, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones gives this degree as...

...the transiency of the rewards in a life taken too literally and narrowly in its more superficial terms. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the disillusionment that comes when an individual learns that he cannot depend on the applause of his fellows, or make the momentary mood of the masses any proper guide for the values he should pursue.

There is here the call to a selfhood which can rest secure in its own creative potentiality, catering to nothing exterior to itself.

The keyword is: DISJUNCTION...

positive manifestation: complete spiritual independence;

negative/unconscious/shadow side: a destructive assimilation of the self to every defeat or frustration of human kind.

To which I would add: the show must go on!

A Large Disappointed Audience, by jude cowell 2008; use by artist's permission only...contact: judecowell at gmail dot com

Monday, October 13, 2008

New! Jude Cowell Art

Great Lichen Forest with Fairy wants to know why and how can I add yet another blog to my list...

It's just crazy, I guess, yet Jude Cowell Art has gone live today so please drop by, sign my Guest Book and add Your Link, then check out the variety of Art~Astrology~Politics content and features available for you!


~:~

Click post's title to visit Jude Cowell Art

~:~

all my online art images/drawings are copyright 2008 by artist, jude cowell; contact for fair use: judecowell at gmail dot com

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Circular Paths of an Unscene World



Circular Paths of an Unscene World, drawing by jude cowell 2008.

'Circular Paths' may refer to Astrology which is the observation and study of planetary orbits and cycles - as well as to labyrinths, of course. Actually, the entire sign of Capricorn is said to be a labyrinth, all 30 degrees of the mer-goat's sign.

Unscene World is an imprint I began in 1996 as black paper took over my drafting table and celestial themes became prominent...and I've never, as they say, looked back!

They also say that black paper gives depth and a spiritual quality you cannot achieve on white or light paper, and I must agree with them.

Here's an example of my early black paper art, Timeless Path, a drawing which won a Merit Award at one of the Olympic Games art venues in Atlanta, GA, summer 1996.

Timeless Path is appr 18"x24" (and was sold before the exhibition opened!) but these days my renderings are small enough to fit a scanner bed so that they may be easily published online for downloading and such, though sometimes I do miss working in a larger format.

My Favorite Pencils: Prismacolor oils, Rexel Derwent watercolours, and a few Spectracolor oils left over from the 90s. The Spectracolor brand, last I knew, was discontinued which for my purposes is a sad state of affairs.

(In fact, I remain to this day in quite a snit of miffdom over it.)

Watercolour pencils are used dry only although you could dampen them if you prefer. Anyone who is proficient or masterly with watercolour painting is a very admirable artist for that's one media I never managed to master even a little bit.

So if you, dear viewer, are good with wet watercolours, kudos aplenty go to you!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Path to an Ancient Temple

Path to an Ancient Temple, drawing by jude cowell 2008.

Yes, I do like paths'n'portals, ancient temples, and greenery, too!