Faces – Portraits by kooookooookooookoooo

To see more work by the artist who calls himself kooookooookooookoooo go to his website.

To the Artists

Lisa Cox

Your subjects
Beg your pardon;
Do not hide their
Do not paint only
The backs of their
Or photograph them
Looking down
At the ground
Or only capture the
nape of their necks;
Do not smear their
Features into whorl pools
Of heavy color that
Seem to be screaming;
Do not mutilate their
Faces with your brushes
Making their mouths
Into maws, their eyes
Into empty sockets
Their brains spilling down;
Do not put bars
through their faces
blocking their eyes
from speaking;
Treat your subjects
In your work carefully
Treat them like your
Family and let their
Uniqueness shine.
Your generosity will
Be rewarded as I will come
Back and back again
Loving you art.

The Cure – Pictures of You [Extended Version]

Paintings by Vince Contarino – final edit

The interplay of color and form in Vince Contarino’s artwork is fanscinating, especially when viewed as a part of larger collection.  To see more of his work go to his website.  Here a few pieces of work.

Art Under my Skin

Lisa Cox

On the backs of my
Eyelids colors flash
Round, rectangle,
Blue, green, black
Finger paint that
Slowly moves toward
Coherence of dreams
Dreams I never dreamt
Deep in the recesses
Of my dark imaginings
Meditations on nature
Life and living moving
Among the colors
Shapes; where they connect
Where they leave off
Under my skin


Graffiti6 – Calm The Storm

Elegant Illustration from Jeannie Lynn Paske

Jeannie Lynn Paske has managed to create a whole world with her elegant and thoughtful illustrations.  To see more of her work or order her soon to be released book full of her wonderful work go to her blog Jeannie Lynn Paske’s Obsolete World.



Dala – Life on Earth



Lisa Cox

I take the course strands
Between fingers
Spinning spinning
Between fingers
Spinning spinning
They tighten together
Spinning spinning
Golden threads forming
Visions and images
pulled from tall green
Grass, from grass to
Sheep, from sheep to
Wool, from wool to fingers
Fingers teasing out of
Imagination whole worlds
Knitting together sorrows
And joys, creatures never
Seen, loves that blossom,
Adventures that take your
Breath away, pulled from
The course strands,
Pulled by course hands