Saturday, February 24, 2018

An Incomplete Portrait of Annalise

Portrait of Annalise isn't quite finished yet but here's a peek:

Now 'tis true you won't find Annalise in my FineArtAmerica Portfolio though you can browse the drawings there 24/7 as you please!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Portrait of an 'Incomplete Gal' - now Vivian Astoria!

*February 22, 2018: A few days ago I posted here a partially drawn image titled, 'Incomplete Gal' (name this drawing)'. Today I shall post the completed (fini!) pencil portrait of....

Vivian Astoria McClellan and here she is now...


Sending Thanks to All my Facebook Friends (you know who ya are) who suggested possible names for this visage, this character study in pencil!

But why 'McClellan'? For fun. And because for me it represents a 'mysterious' or hidden ancestral line due to 17th century morals (or their lack!) when titled gentlemen kept mistresses as if they were kings (the gentlemen, not the mistresses). And so it seems that if one of my Webb ancestors, John D. Webb, is in the line of a certain immigrant-to-America Thomas Terrance Webb as he apparently is, Thomas took 'Webb' from his mother's family (she, Ann Webb of Colerain, Ireland) and his papa was her main squeeze, Thomas McClellan so long hidden (as things now appear hundreds of years on). If you're wondering, the answer is No, Ann was not his only mistress. (Follow the Thomas McClellan link and scroll almost all the way down to the DF41 Webb Cluster paragraph.)

Which only shows that you never know which sort of nougat you'll bite into when shaking your family tree!

Now as you know, the McClellan surname through the centuries has picked up multiple spellings as so many surnames do and you'll find them and other historic details about the family if you check out the MacLellan Clan pages!

To close, here again is Version One of Vivian Astoria McClellan just to keep both images on the same page (although they are the same drawing!):

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fanciful Figure Study: Blue Bayou Babe

Under a crescent moon, Blue Bayou Babe has dropped by to say Hello!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New! Incomplete Gal (Name This Drawing)

In the olden days of Secret Moon Art ('round about 2005 and beyond) I sometimes posted unfinished drawings in this gallery, then published the complete version a bit later. Since I recently began drawing again, the urge to return to this 2-step practice has overtaken my best judgment.

So here is my latest attempt--its working title, Incomplete Gal:

Of course, in a certain sense, as long as we're still around, we're all incomplete, are we not?

Even so, if you'd like to see the finished drawing, please share this post and/or comment...your suggestions for her name are welcome too! Does the gal pictured above favor anyone you know?


Saturday, February 03, 2018

Fractured Girl - a drawing

Here's another drawing from my 'Fractured' series and this lady has a seer quality, yes?


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Collage! Our Cosmic Blinks (Eclipses)

Created January 30, 2018: Our Cosmic Blinks are the 'wild cards of the Universe'...Eclipses!

Counting Solar and Lunar there are five eclipses in 2018: first, the Lunar Eclipse Jan 31, 2018 @11Leo37, the 'We The People Solar Eclipse' of February 15, 2018, a 2 Old North Solar Eclipse on July 13 @21Cancer (Mr. Trump's PE series), a Lunar Eclipse @5Aquarius on July 27 (conjunct America's natal South Node of the Moon--a swipe from the dragon's tail), and on August 11 the Solar Eclipse of the 2018 Midterm Elections, aka, the 'Tower Eclipse' as in the number 16 Tarot card with its 'collapse of plans and/or lifestyles' vibes (Brady).


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, January 05, 2018

Have You Met Velma?

Portrait of Velma oil and water color pencils on black paper; Jude Cowell Art (c)2018


Wednesday, January 03, 2018

'Princess of India' hearts Fine Art America!

Why not take a stroll with the Princess of India?

For you're both cordially welcomed to browse 24/7 in my Fine Art America portfolio of drawings!


Jan 3 2018: A Bit of Jude Cowell Art for the New Year!

Here's a drawing from a few years ago titled, Par-Tay! which seems appropriate for the just-passed holidays. Par-Tay!, with its masks and Chirotic poses, was originally posted to my Cosmic Persona Designs collection but I shuttered it because Google and a few viewers couldn't handle chiffon-clad figure studies. Guess the old adage, Don't Go To those Places wasn't in their lexicon!

But never mind because in 2018 you are cordially invited to browse my FineArtAmerica Boutique of drawings now available in various forms! Actually, an art-decorated tote bag would be nice...

Wishing You All a Happy and Prosperous 2018!

Jude