Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ladies with Red Hats

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Red Hat 1

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Red Hat 2

Two pieces of art work: each lady has a red hat. The ladies look neat, prim, and conservative. They might be useful for illustrating a 1950s or 1960s style. The art will work well as an illustration of pages relating to senior citizens. They were done as part of a series of the red-hat ladies in purple dresses. These two turned out looking more like straight-forward portraits of elderly ladies, or fashion illustrations of yesteryear, than like the light-hearted cartoons of the rest of the series. The medium is watercolor on paper. They are signed and dated DKP 08. Dominant colors are red, purple, brown, and pink.

Feel free to use them as you like: as is, cropped, re-vamped in an image editor, or altered however you wish. They are being placed in the public domain by the artist!





Friday, April 18, 2014

High-School Art: Daylily Watercolor

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High-School Art: Daylily Watercolor


This daylily artwork was from my high-school days. It is actually mixed media on drawing or sketch paper: mainly watercolor, but with pencil and possibly pastel and colored ink. It does show a good sensitivity for the subject matter, in spite of its amateur qualities. I haven't tried to fix it: it is presented "as is," with stains and wrinkles. I'm adding this to the public domain. Possible uses are as decoration, if you like it. It could also be useful for a sample of art done by a high-school-aged child, for the purpose of critique or to illustrate an educational point. My guess is that I did it at age fifteen or sixteen, as it compares to other work and subject matter of that time.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Blind Man's Buff Illustration

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Blind Man's Buff - JPEG

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Blind Man's Buff - PNG




Blind Man's Buff illustration, clothing of approximately Civil War era. The art is a line drawing in black-and-white or grayscale, of a blind-folded lady playing blind-man's buff in a parlor, with a man, woman, and little girl. One of these is a PNG, the other is a JPEG. I did the artwork for a history project, but did not use it. I am releasing it to the public domain. Here is the full-sized JPEG, if Blogger allows the original size:

Blind Man's Buff Drawing, Original Size








Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cupid Border Art for Public Domain


Cupid Border Art



I created this cupid border art using mixed media, including watercolor. I used it in several designs for postcards for my other website, Southern Muse. It is designed as a border or bracket for a card or photo, in which the cupid would be holding up or pressing against the card/photo. I hereby release this artwork into the public domain.




Teddy Bear Tea Party Art for Public Domain

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Teddy Bear Tea Party

Artwork: Teddy Bear Tea Party by D.K.P. is watercolor, gouache, and ink. I did the art many years ago, and hereby release it into the public domain.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

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Three Happy New Year banners with confetti and a neon glow.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Art: Ghost in Pajamas with Spotlight

This is my Ghost in Pajamas art, a colored-pencil drawing. Here, I've computer-manipulated it to give it the effect of a spotlight on a dark background. One or more of the images may contain transparency information. Some of the art programs that didn't retain this information at one time now seem to allow it. These are free for public use, released by the artist on Jan. 20, 2013. These are suitable for web use. You may need to tweak the art to make the background match your page or to get rid of any stray marks where I didn't darken the background enough. No higher resolution files are available. Previous posts have other versions of the ghost, including the original version (also of low resolution). Suggestion: credit the artist, D.K.P. or link to this blog, if you would. (Suggestions are optional, the art remains free for public use.)