Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fairy drinking at a pond

Here is a new work of mine. It is of a Fairy taking a drink from a pond deep in the woods and away from the eyes of man. This gentle creature will move on shortly and join her clan as they move south for the winter. Artwork ©2012 John R. Howley.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Boy Who Wasn't There.

One of the pages from a sketchbook back in 2002. A story that never materialized - about a boy who returns to the home of his childhood after years of being away. The Old house is abandoned and boarded up. Something draws his attention to the rear of the house. He looks into the yard and sees
a young girl standing before a gravestone. It is his childhood sweetheart.  He calls her but she doesn't hear. He goes over to her. She has tears in her eyes. He watches her awhile. She turns and walks right past him. He smiles at her and calls her name with no effect.  He looks at the gravestone to see who is buried there. His name is on it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Court Lutenist

I painted this thinking about the Baroque era and how the arts were promoted by the courts of the time.One had to be a very fine artist to get a court appointment.