Archive for mixed media

Conceptual Requiem for a Ninja Yogi Dream

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, awesome, Drawing, dreams, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, gesture, gesture drawing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Tom Bennett

I’ve returned to a collaboration with Toni Tiller, making conceptual images illustrating her dream narratives. She posts her dreams at www.

This is a conceptual mixed media sketch on paper, one of a few I’ll make for her dream, posted on 3/17/13, “Doing yoga with a ninja”.

Tom Bennett

ink, alcohol-based ink, graphite, gouache on paper


Power Outage Redux

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, Drawing, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, nude, Painting, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by Tom Bennett

It’s been so long since I’ve posted here I can’t even be sure I can identify myself. It’s like returning to my bedroom after sleeping in the woods for a few months.;  it’s dark in here.  A Power Outage happened in my brain, a cognitive outage. This is a return to a medium I’ve been fooling around with the last few years;  a mix of alcohol-based ink,  graphite, india ink and gouache.

Tom Bennett

Power Outage Redux, 2013, ink, graphite & gouache, 8 x 11.5

Our First Official JRP Book

Posted in Art, book arts, J. D. Hastings, Toni Tiller with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2013 by Toni Tiller

JD and i have been working on projects together for years in a sort of loose messy fashion but we have decided to make it official. when we work together we are now Jade Rabbit Productions, and we even have a little green bunny logo. this is our first handmade book based on my dream from 10/08/12.

comments/crits/feedback are always welcome.

JD handled the cover, quilted paintings and collage.

these are ones i worked on, the piece on the left is a graphite rubbing with a layer of tracing paper and the right is applique and embroidery.

we split these, i’m on the left and he’s on the right, applique and hand lettering.

reverse split, painted stenciling, and on the right it is cut paper and applique.

JD’s back cover with our new logo

“Polygons And Polyhedra” Set 1 of 10

Posted in Art, Collage, J. D. Hastings, Painting with tags , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2013 by jdhastings

This weekend I finally finished all the interior pages for a set of 10 art books I’ve been plugging away at all month. I still have to finish the covers and bind these, but I am pleased to be able to show these off for the first time.

Here is set 1 of 10. (I’m skipping straight to the Polygons this week because I showed off the basic set of Polygons last week.)




Platonic Solids

Page 10

Page 11
“Hexahedron” (aka Cube)

Page 12

Page 13

Page 14


Page 15
Hexagonal Prism2
“Hexagonal Prism”

Archimedean solid

Page 16

Page 17
Truncated Octahedron
“Truncated Octahedron”

Page 18

Catalan Solids

Page 19

Page 20
Pentagonal icositetrahedron1
“Pentagonal Icositetrahedron”

Page 21
Rhombic Dedecahedron2
“Rhombic Dedecahedron”

Johnson Solids

Page 22
Square Gyrocupola2
“Square Gyrocupola”

Page 23
Triaugmented Hexagonal Prism669
“Triaugmented Hexagonal Prism”

Page 24

Polyhedral compound

Page 25
Stella Octangula694
“Stella Octangula”


Page 26
Square Antiprism704

This brings us to the end of the book. What follows is the beginning of the book, which was duplicative of last week’s post, so relegated to the end.

Page 2


Page 3

Page 4

Page 5
“Tetragon” or Square

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9

In researching these, I learned a lot about geometry that had been forgotten in the long years since high school. I chose the selection and order that I did to try to maintain some of the logic that exists within the mathematics behind these forms. I’m sure that understanding this logic would help viewers appreciate what is being presented, and I’m tempted to go into depth on the issue, but this is art, not a math textbook, and at a basic level I think I prefer knowing that the viewer can find the information out for themselves or simply appreciate them as they are.

In future weeks, hopefully I’ll be able to post the covers and photos of finished books with the list of pages.



Posted in abstract, Art, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, mixed media, monotype, nude, oil painting, Painting, printmaking, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by Tom Bennett

Inaugural, monotype with oil paint overlay on paper, 28″ x 18″

Naked Head.

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2012 by Tom Bennett

Another in a series of self portraits

oil over monotype on paper, 20″ x 16″

I’m Looking a Little Like Henry Miller

Posted in Art, art on paper, expressionism, expressionist, mixed media, monoprint, monotype, oil painting, Painting, portrait, printmaking, self portrait, Tom Bennett, work on paper with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2012 by Tom Bennett

2 self portraits as a grizzly old man. Monotypes with oil overpainting both 20″ x 16″

Tom Bennett

Self Portrait 9-12 Work in Progress

Self Portrait 9-12 #2