Thursday, March 26, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Illustration Friday: Strong

"Strong and balanced, though sometimes hard to see"

painting on paper 10x10"

"Strong and balanced, though sometimes hard to see" 

my response to the #illustrationfriday topic

#strong. Painting on paper. The theme of balance seems to be creeping back in to my work. Such a difficult thing to manage. 

mother + artist + teacher + woman + human + sister + daughter + aunt + friend + lost + found + tired + awake

Monday, March 9, 2015

Illustration Friday: Path

Weekly Topic: Path

This one was a fun experiment for me. The path and rectangular structures are collaged in and painted/drawn with the rest of the composition.

10x13 in vellum collage, acrylic, ink and conte on cold press toned paper.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Illustration Friday: Reflection

10 X 14" Watercolor and Ink on Arches.

Today, I was notified that I was selected by the jury for the inaugural Jackalope Art Fair in Pasadena. I thought it might be a fitting tribute to take on the topic of reflection with that Jackalope in mind. This is the result.

info on the fair @
or the event page

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Illustration Friday: Metropolis

Illustration Friday: Metropolis

It has been quite some time since my last participation in an Illustration Friday challenge.

I was excited to jump in on this one and play with the idea of a personal metropolis slightly removed from the one just behind. Much like myself. see what else I have been up to by following me on instagram @aliciagorecki

12x18" pen and ink.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Illustration Friday: PAPER

A bit of a stretch I know, but thought as I haven't been submitting with all the busy-ness of late.

I am making these paper ornaments from
archival prints of my work.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Illustration Friday: Novelty

Illustration Friday Topic: Novelty

So last Saturday evening upon returning home from a dinner party with my son, I stopped over at Illustration Friday to check out the weekly topic: Novelty. I put the topic in the back of my mind as my son and I sat down to watch an episode from the 1968 season of "The Munsters". In this particular episode Herman referred to Grandpa's "dragula" dragster coffin car as a novelty. I knew what I had to draw, a few tweaks and her we are, a pen and ink on watercolor paper.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Illustration Friday:Radio

Illustration Friday Weekly Topic: Radio

The peak of Mount Wilson sits in the San Gabriel Mountains looking down on Pasadena where I live and other foothill communities. It is home to a number of solar towers, television broadcast and RADIO relay towers. These are just a few of them.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Illustration Friday:Metamorphosis

I went on a lovely hike yesterday, during which I saw many butterflies, moths and dragonflies.. Seemed the perfect topic for this weekend.

ink and watercolor on 10x14. (I have an ink only detail version on my instagram if you feel so inclined to check that out)