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A Portrait of Evelynn

May 21, 2020: Occasionally I still draw on white paper. Here’s A Portrait of Evelynn as an example!

Evelynn cordially invites you to browse my art portfolio of drawings at Jude Cowell Art 24/7.

Written by Jude Cowell

May 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Art Slideshows no longer supported

Please pardon that I am just now getting around to alerting all those who click to view my Art Slideshows on this blog and on others: slide.com is no more. This grumps me up considerably and sends me into a snit of miffdom however,  I ‘ve yet to locate another option that’s as easy to set up and as fun to view (psychedelic prisms were tres cool!)

It’s too late for my past projects (slideshows) but any ideas you may have for a new art display option will be heartily appreciated.

Art On, everyone!

Jude

Written by Jude Cowell

January 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Why girls shouldn’t smoke

Her Bad Habit, a detail from a drawing by Jude Cowell 2010+; subtitle: Sanpuku Eyes.

btw: smoking’s ill effects mess up guys, too. But you knew that.

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If you’re of a 17+ persuasion you may wish to check out my illustration Ecology Woman. Or not. As you wish.

Written by Jude Cowell

July 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Blogging from Raleigh NC!

Here am I gone awol yet blogging at you from Raleigh during a break from this Spring’s family spree on a lovely day in May. Cool breezes are blowing and thunderstorms may lie ahead later today but for now the weather is simply scrumptious, y’all!

But fast typing is a must since I shall soon be whisked away for a Mother’s Day massage at Epona & Oak: ‘A Fashioning of Style & Wellness’…well, you know I can hardly wait for that!

Then tomorrow we plan a browse of the new galleries at the North Carolina Art Museum which you can virtually tour on their website where you’ll find links to flickr slideshows and photos of some groovy new art. You may wish to click to view their new and tranquil reflecting pools, too.

Plus, this flower lover hears that the new gardens at the museum are something to see which could mean botanical drawing inspiration for moi.

Therefore, there’s not much politickin’ or astrologizin’ for me this weekend and I hope that anyone reading this vacation post has a great time wherever she or he may browse!

That’s:

Epona & Oak 329 Blake Street Raleigh NC @ 919.828.7500 if you should find yourself in the neighborhood, or visit Epona and Oak if you wish!

Written by Jude Cowell

May 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Is ‘Gertrude’s Garter’ considered Cosmo-Erotic Art?

Detail from a pencil drawing by Jude Cowell, ‘Gertrude’s Garter’.

In summer 2005, I created an Art Gallery blog called Cosmic Persona Designs in order to showcase my drawings of adult-themed ‘fanciful figure studies’ which have recently been dubbed ‘Cosmo-Erotic Art’ for their eroticism-with-cosmic leanings.

Yet I cannot prevent my previous art training in Fashion Illustration, Layout, and Design from peeking through in most images as well as their providing a hat-tip to my interest in Astrology studies.

Yet you don’t have to be interested in Astrology to view them! Especially since we’re all in the cosmos together although some of us seem to forget that on a regular basis.

Art can civilize the savage beast, don’t you think?

So if you’re a mature viewer (17+) this is your cordial invitation to see the full portrait of ‘Gertrude’s Garter’ as part of a sassy and spinning Boudoir Blossoms Art Cube that you may freely share around if you wish!

Also you may desire to snag yourself a leisurely browse in my fancy Zazzle Art Shop of art-designed goodies…and rate or leave a comment, if you may.

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Did you plop here looking for Political Astrology?

Well, I’ve been quite busy of late posting @ Stars Over Washington if you’re interested…today’s entry is on Senator Bernie Sanders’ current amendment to Audit the Fed. jc

A new Chiffonery Art addition!

Here’s a brief heads-up for Art’s sake today: Dance Mask of Kifwebe is now under the Chiffonery Art alphabetized listings in this blog’s sidebar column of Pages, or simply click the link I just gave you.

Now I know you’re tempted to think that a ‘Dance Mask’ can have little if anything to do with erotic art (‘Chiffonery Art’ as I call it) and normally I’d agree with you wholeheartedly. Yet Valentine’s Day is tomorrow so it behooved me to add a new Chiffonery Art image to the Pages list for the romantically inclined among us. Therefore, the image is now in place for viewing, if you’re 17+ years old.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

A drawing ~ Flowers of India ~


‘Flowers of India’ drawing by Jude Cowell, imported from my Secret Moon Art collection and inspired by my love of nature and by incense from India.

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New! A Dreamyfish Art Calendar 2010 is ready for you @ my Zazzle Art Shop if you should need one with 12 botanical fish drawings to mark your months as they whiz by.

Written by Jude Cowell

November 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Art Blog: The Illustrated Garden

Oh, this is brilliant!

Alabama artist and gardener Val Webb’s studio blog The Illustrated Garden displays her illustrations of plants, flowers, and visitors to her beautiful southern garden.

Butterflies show up for refreshing nectar feasts and are immortalized in portraitures of perfection – and with their bio details included, the better to identify them with.

Val gives us Botanical Drawings and Paintings at their finest, so do check out The Illustrated Garden when you may, but hurry – it’s canning time in southern Alabama and there’s one last cantaloupe photo to be viewed!

Your next Art Project: Yarnbombing!

If you’re an artist in search of a new, trendy project, try yarnbombing – your van, car, a tree, or whatever sits still long enough and could use sprucing up.

Why, sometimes even a sofa will do with the added benefit that any kittens in the vicinity will be sure to approve.

Here’s a photo of a 3-year-old who gave it her most valiant effort, all for the sake of Art, of course…

Violet and her yarn couch June 09

Written by Jude Cowell

June 13, 2009 at 4:21 am

Moon Art for a Monday

Moonlight Path

Moonlight Path

Monday is the Moon’s day and since the Aquarian Solar Eclipse is fresh (occurring here at 2:55 am est), I thought a shout-out to Luna on her day was a good way to begin the week.

Drawing: Prismacolor oil, Rexel Derwent watercolour pencils (dry) on black paper; perpetrated by Jude Cowell, natal Moon in Pisces, Sun in Capricorn.

So now, for all of us who were born with Sun in Capricorn-Moon in Pisces:

Sun Cap-Moon Pisces (Earth-Water): scientist and poet; a pragmatic dreamer; an imaginative organizer; tough and tender; dependable but private; both practical and dreamy.

Self-reflection makes this combo serious and solemn at times but allows deep insight into others’ plights. A natural humanitarian with a penchant for mystery, this blend makes for one who isn’t always sure if she’s the cat’s meow or something the cat dragged in.

Quietly bringing order out of chaos is a talent (which astrologers recognize as a helpful trait!), and there’s a capacity to give form and substance to imagination.

Weaknesses include: fear of the unknown, a pathetic tendency to carry other people’s burdens, and a tendency to lose confidence through negative thought patterns.

The Sun Cap-Moon Pisces blend is shared natally by:

Benjamin Franklin (an astrologer, as you know), Paul Cezanne (one of my top 3 favorite Impressionists), Elvis Presley (well, as a kid I liked his music), J. Edgar Hoover (ee-euww!), Sandy Koufax (saw him play on TV watching baseball with my Dad), Ava Gardner (now there was a beauty), Keith Thomas (author of ‘Religion and the Decline of Magic’), and J. R. R. Tolkein (read ‘The Hobbit’ when it was brand new but couldn’t get through all of The Trilogy, it wore me out!  Sorry.)

Let’s hear a peep from Ben – here is one of the more practical bits of advice from Ben Franklin – it’s one of my favorites of his quotes:

‘Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.’

And Astrology is what brings the element of Time to the table!

Images for Integration:

‘A wine collector uncorks a rare vintage to celebrate a success…A child builds a sandcastle of reinforced concrete…Bilbo in Tolkein’s ‘Lord of the Rings’…’Bathers in a Landscape’ by Cezanne…Elvis Presley’s ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

The ‘sandcastle/reinforced concrete’ reminds me of his help in founding America, ya know? Ideal-idea of freedom into manifestation  and all that, with Uranus, planet of revolution and rebellion,  discovered in 1781 – between the American Revolution and the French Revolution.

So it was Uranus’ creative spark (Plato’s Ideal) poured into Saturnian form, circa 1776, and voila! a New Atlantis: America.

Well, thanks for taking a meander with me down a Moonlight Path on the  Moon’s Day. Hope you enjoyed yourself!

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See my combo of Sun Cap-Moon Pisces in action as I attempt to blend realism (botanical fish drawings) with imaginary  surroundings (seen within their favorite dreams) here:

http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com/

The above drawing is from:

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com/

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