Work in Progress for my Inspire Poster

I am working on this poster and would appreciate some feedback. Does it need a textured background? I will be changing the typeface but it will remain a bold sans serif.

Inspire Poster

Inspire Poster

Copyright Lindsey Baker 2014; all rights reserved

Milton Glaser – My Fav Prof from SVA

I heart Milton Glaser – what can I say- it was such a joy to have him as a Professor.

Still life by Morandi

Here are two still life paintings by Morandi, I think you can definitely see the influence on Milton’s work.

Still Life By Morandi 1

Two of my favorite works by Picasso – titled Sylvette. Note: the real Sylvette looked quite a bit like Brigette Bardot in my opinion.

Sylvette by Picasso

Sylvette drawing by Picasso

Series #1 The Nature Of Personal Reality

I finally finished this painting. I usually don’t feel comfortable sharing such personal work. It is a statement about how I know some things are bad (like my fears) but instead of letting them go, I freak out when they are leaving. It’s kind of like a bad relationship that you know is better to let go of but just can’t.

Fear Wait Please Don't Leave Me.

Fear Wait Please Don’t Leave Me.

The Pleasure of Pleasing Me

I know this title may seem selfish at first glance, but what I mean is I like the freedom it brings.

Having worked with clients for years, most of which I adore; and working with employers, my art is not my own when I work for commerce; but here with my little online sketchbook I can do as I please.

No Expectations to Meet – AHHHHHH

I haven’t been working on the Ipad so much, but I have been sketching quite a bit, and painting a little, here is a sketch for a painting I am planning to do when I return from my trip this weekend.

Reluctant Floozie

Reluctant Floozie

This is the first draft of an admittedly strange image I created while listening to a you tube video about Francis Bacon. Francis seemed a bit dreary about his view of the universe, I hope he has changed his mind since he’s passed over, but he mentioned painting on the reverse side of the canvas and I LOVE the effect, although the color does bleed through and fade. I am planning on sealing it and going back in to make the colors more vibrant- but I love the concept, I call this “FEAR WAIT, Please Don’t Leave Me!”, as Fear merrily ignores me and steps off the canvas.

Fear WAIT - Please don't Leave Me.

Fear WAIT – Please don’t Leave Me.