Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sasha's Place arrives!

Here's a newly completed fanciful figure study, Sasha's Place:

Prismacolor oil and Derwent watercolour pencils on black paper by Jude Cowell.

Monday, January 13, 2020

There's an Eye on the Wall!

Somewhat on the Egyptian side, here's a concoction entitled,

Eye on the Wall:

Friday, January 10, 2020

New! A Portrait of Aubrey

It's A Portrait of Aubrey for you!

'Aubrey' is inspired by past drawings that once filled my now-shuttered art gallery Cosmic Persona Designs. I miss the gallery, its 'Mask Art' and other imprints such as Cosmic Lilith Art, Boudoir Blossoms, and Chiffonery Art by Jude Cowell.

C'est la vie!


Now Appearing on Neptune's Silver Screen: International Beauty Catherine Deneuve.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Curious Night by Jude Cowell

Here's my first completed drawing of 2020, Curious Night, a Fairy Art concoction of pencil on paper:

(c) Jude Cowell Art 2020

Thursday, January 02, 2020

A Rainy Day? Got my 'ShroomBrella!

Back in the late 1990s into the mid-2000s I did quite a few children's illustrations. One such, drawn for a dummy book I never did anything with entitled, Silvery Tree Path (in which fairies appeared unbidden in my drawings for the first time!), is shown below.

And since today (January 2, 2020) and tomorrow in Raleigh NC, "soaking" rain is in the forecast, I'm publishing 'ShroomBrella because it seems that I may be needing one!

If you like, Please Share! And as always, you're cordially welcome to browse other drawings in my Jude Cowell Art Portfolio at Fine Art America!

Monday, December 16, 2019

New! 3 Fanciful Ladies of Fashion!

This quick sketch '3 Fanciful Ladies of Fashion' falls within my Fanciful Figure Studies category!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Portrait of Muriel Higgins

October 23, 2019: here's a view of a fanciful figure study,

A Portrait of Muriel Higgins:

Pardon! In this scan Muriel looks a bit faded out which is an unfortunate feature of my scanner now placed on a belly-up watch. Any day now it will go belly up and I'll return to an HP printer-scanner, the brand I never should have left!

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Favorites around here are Derwent Watercolour Pencils and Prismacolor Oil Pencils on black paper. Note that one or both videos may include an #ad .

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Review: Marilyn Hagar's 'Finding the Wild Inside'

Predator at Dusk; pencil on black paper by Jude Cowell

Having received a graciously provided advance copy of Marilyn Kay Hagar's new book Finding the Wild Inside a book review seems in order and what better spot for such a review than Secret Moon Art where I plop many of my drawings, most of which are done on black paper since the mysterious darkness of the paper makes finding and releasing artful wildness more possible! In fact, many scenes depicted in my drawings are actually images from my dreams, images that drift up from the subconscious mind, and so naturally Marilyn's Finding the Wild Inside spoke to me on that and on several other levels.


For you see, author Marilyn Hagar is a registered expressive arts therapist with years of training and experience and she has written a book that leads readers on a journey to wholeness and healing through honoring the feminine within and listening to our intuition and deepest instincts for these are the valuable things that modern culture has taught us to ignore and neglect. Yet we neglect at our own peril so, for anyone who wishes to reclaim - or perhaps discover for the first time - a sense of wonder and joy, Finding the Wild Inside may be used as a 'road map' or a template that, if followed, leads one to use dreams, art via drawing, painting, or other, plus, a deepening connection to Mother Nature as viable paths toward renewal and a sense of balance.

All through the book are sprinkled Marilyn's own artwork beginning in childhood which I find curiously affecting on an emotional and psychological level as the various stages of life are met, navigated, and explained with Marilyn's deft touch. Childhood, education, marriage, raising children, and caring for aging parents while dealing with siblings are phases of life that most women (and men) face during their life times and all phases have their innate difficulties, some more than others.

Often difficult phases, events, and responsibilities are made harder to navigate by the 'splitting' of our psyches as described by Carl Jung and other psychologists, and the basic need this creates for self-actualization and the process of individuation, so how to successfully deal with this need? One way is to accept Marilyn Hagar's invitation to readers to come along with her on her own journey which she reveals with humor, insight, dream interpretation, and art. For, thanks to modern society, the 'split' between our conscious and unconscious minds has gone too far, become toxic, and has caused many people to feel lost, confused, or simply numb.

Therefore, making our way back to humanity's instinctual connection with Nature is a must and so I highly recommend Finding the Wild Inside for those who could use an experienced guide to smooth a life path and provide encouragement along the way toward healing, wholeness, and a newfound sense of joy!

Finding the Wild Inside release date October 22, 2019; pre-order paperback or Kindle version by following the Amazon link above!

Jude Cowell October 3, 2019