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Musicopia

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by Josean Rivera

I recently was asked to create some holiday cards to help benefit Musicopia, a Philadelphia organization that makes sure that music stays in school.  They have various programs that help instruments get in the hands of children, and help them play and perform in the area.  I made some cards, including these Festivus cards which will be sold at a fundraiser held at the 3G Lounge on 3rd and Girard in North Philly December 13th.  I was excited to be involved, since it helps a good cause in my community, plus Festivus cards are fun to do!

Festivus Pole

 

Airing of Grievances

Feats of Strength

Minimalistic Kramer

Block and Roll

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2013 by Josean Rivera

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2013 started off on a roll (pardon the pun).  I had been previously making some simple block prints (mainly examples that I’d use in class) which I’d make stickers out of, but I hadn’t really worked seriously with lino blocks since college.

Older blocks from 2012

Older blocks from 2012

Stickers

Stickers

Getting some new blades motivated me to work detailed again.  My first couple prints were more studies than anything, making block print versions of several drawings/paintings I had done previously.

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Dino Saint

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Madonna and Child

The Prophet

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More blocks are upcoming, And these are all currently available through Etsy!
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Miscellaneous Debris on Wood Panels

Posted in Art, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by Josean Rivera

Here are a couple of panels I’ve done within the last week.  I’ve been obsessed with painting on wood panels lately, and with the last good First Friday in Philadelphia coming up, I tried to get as much done as possible (Always waiting til the last-minute.)  I’ve tried to make them in a way in allows me to sell them at a decent price without breaking the wallet.  Most of these were inspired by stickers I have done in the past, as well as current series that I’m working on.  Whatever doesn’t get sold on Friday will be up on my Etsy shop this weekend, so stay tuned!

 

Iconography

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by Josean Rivera

Various Icons on wood panels.  I started buying wood plaques for Free Art Fridays, since they tend to fare better in the outdoors (There was a tendency to rain after I put art out).  I started out with small 3 inch panels, and slowly moved up.  Some were done with a wood burning tools and paint markers, while the larger ones are acrylic and ink.

8.5×11 Icons- Ink and Acrylic

Currently available through esty

3×5 Icons- Paint markers

5×7 Icon -wood burning tool and paint markers

Fun with Stickers III

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2012 by Josean Rivera

I recently picked some USPS labels and decided among other things to draw up some new dinosaurs.  It’s been a while since I’ve drawn some terrible lizards, and along with the state of the Postal Service right now, it seemed more fitting than ever.

 

Fun with Stickers II

Fun with Stickers I

The Prophet

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by Josean Rivera

Gouache and graphite on 9×12 watercolor paper. Available for sale, prints to be available soon.

Revisiting old themes with new ideas.  I’m really enjoying these and expect to do quite a few more.  I’m getting the hang of using gouache paint (and wishing I had started earlier!), and had been missing working in pencil.  Making this illustration made me wonder about what a dinosaur based theology would be like.  The idea of combining dinosaurs and religious symbolism seems like an interesting idea.   Don’t be surprised by some Byzantine/Orthodox style dinosaur saint illustrating this absurd idea appearing soon!

New Icons

Posted in Art, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by Josean Rivera

Some new icons I’ve been working on.  More dinosaur saints to come.

 

Originals available through Esty

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