Sitemeter: Jimmy Demello Artworks: 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Carl Sagan Acrylic Portrait Artwork

Carl Sagan - ET
Here is my latest portrait of Carl Sagan. Acrylic and about 16 by 12 inches. The background is a stained-glass halo of Mars.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Free Ebook - A Hack's Guide to Painting by Jim Demello

Please click on the link to the right or on the link below and download my latest creation:
A Hack's Guide To Painting. Just put together some ideas I have developed over the years from my experiences in drawing and painting and thinking about painting.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Chinese Fish

Acrylic painting of Chinese Fish by Jim Demello
This is a project in work. Getting each fish to look like a fish and then getting the water to reflect light is a real chore. But the many colors together is pretty cool.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Picture of Saturn

Picture of planet Saturn

Thought I would upload picture I took of Saturn with my digital camera through my small telescope. Not very exciting but Saturn is always exciting to see with your own eyes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Shenzhen Girl

Acrylic portrait of Shenzhen Girl by Jim Demello

I have worked on this painting forever. Rubbed it out and started over. Did a detailed background and then while I was perusing Daniel Greene's paintings, decided to just fill in the background. Has helped the painting a lot in my mind. But Im finally terribly tired of this paintng. Never again.

Acrylic 20 x 16

Acrylic painting of Teapot by Jim Demello
Recent still-life. The teapot in the painting is really less visible than it is here. Stole that from Gregg Kreutz. Makes for great drama.
Acrylic 11 x 14

Flowers and Checked Tablecloth

Here is an painting I did in 2006 in acrylic. I haven't changed my style at all in the last 2 years. Still like dark backgrounds with lots of contrast, lost and found lines. Is painting a waste of time? Still trying to figure that one out.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chinese Antiques

Still life of rice bowl, broken antique pottery and a carved dragon face on a lions tooth.

Acrylic 11 by 14

Portrait of Vivian

A Chinese student of mine with classic Chinese features. She is really more beautiful than the portrait.
Acrylic 14 by 11

Monday, September 22, 2008

Albert Einstein in Washington, DC

Probably one of the most interesting monuments in DC is near the Vietnam Memorial, across the street and hidden behind some trees. There resides a huge bronze of Albert.
Pen and Ink.

Greg's Painting

I painted this from an artist's book on painting techniques. Probably shouldn't post this as it qualifies as copyright infringement but I don't sell my paintings anyway so whats it going to hurt?
Acrylic 16 by 20.


Anna is really much cuter than this painting but I really liked the highs and lows and shadows so I didn't realisticize her. Forgive me Anna. I'm sure the painting is buried in her closet.
Oil 20 by 16


Nothing like a beautiful woman to get the pen to paper.
Pen and ink with graphite.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Baby

In 1987 I went to Malawi, Africa with the Peace Corps. There I made a lot of friends with the locals and volunteers. Coming back to the US I photographed one of the volunteers baby girls and decide to stipple her.
Pen and Ink.


In Ireland a few years ago I gook a picture of the flowers in a window. They were pretty but the brickwork is what is interesting to me.

Do other artists wonder what the lifespan of their works is? Will they just end up in a trash can? Or a museum? Or be sold for big bucks a hundred years from now? Does it matter?

Acrylic - 16 by 20 inches.